Aiko Bethea takes the OPTIMA22 stage to inspire equity through empathy.

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Renowned equity consultant Aiko Bethea is taking center stage at OPTIMA22 to help businesses create a fairer, more just workplace.

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A manager displaying cross functional team leadership.

10 key skills for cross-functional team leadership

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Cross-functional teams make your organization efficient and innovative. Learn the best skills to master cross-functional team leadership.

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James Clear is teaching OPTIMA22 attendees how to build great habits.

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James Clear, author of No. 1 New York Times bestseller Atomic Habits, is speaking at OPTIMA22. Here’s everything you need to know.

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The No. 1 way to future-proof your organization

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As workers rethink their role in the talent market, business experts share ways to ensure your organization is prepared for the future.

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Dream Teams interview: Kirk Arnold, Board Member at Ingersoll Rand

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What makes a successful business? I sat down with three-time CEO Kirk Arnold to discuss the biggest competitive advantage out there: talent.

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Who’s coming back to the office?

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Who’s coming back to the office? The answer to this question is crucial to making the most of a hybrid world. Here’s why.

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Post-pandemic team effectiveness starts with self-aware leadership.

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Wondering how best to navigate today’s hybrid work environment? Here are three ways to get in tune with yourself and those you lead.

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Leaders at every level, including individual contributors

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Not all managers are leaders and not all leaders are managers.  In my 20 years of professional experience, I’ve: Been an individual contributor (IC) Been on teams filled with leaders Had managers who were leaders Had managers who weren’t Managed a team Though I enjoyed being a manager, I’ve chosen to spend the remainder of…

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4 steps for leading in a hybrid, post-pandemic world

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COVID-19 has permanently changed the way we work. Here are four ways to build on past learnings and lead in this new, post-pandemic world.

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How great team leadership starts with a great team

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Team leadership has a significant impact on team performance and employee engagement. Here’s how to pick those leaders and make them count.

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Dream Teams interview: Dave Zenk of Metroparks Toledo

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Dave Zenk of Metroparks Toledo shared how his government agency is building great teams through a focus on mission, vision, and culture.

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4 tips to integrate remote teams

CEOs say this is their No. 1 challenge heading into 2021.

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Remote work is complex—you don’t need nuanced behavioral data to understand that. But when you start to apply behavioral learnings, and think about how a virtual workplace might affect your people differently, you can begin to unpack the challenge.

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