The absence of talent representation in the traditional senior leadership team says a lot about how people are valued in the organisation. Perhaps some leaders see HR as a subdivision of procurement and thus view the employees as interchangeable as stationery. Job specifications highlight that people are really just (replaceable) cogs in the machine.
Some leaders see the maturation of new disruptive technologies coupled with the Covid-19 pandemic as the perfect opportunity to swap out these cogs and replace them with algorithms and robots. They fail to see the inherent value in their people. Humans are naturally innovative, but they need to be treated as humans so that their cognitive capacity can flow. Unfortunately the risk-averse model of the industrial era factory model does not value this, even though it is human innovation that is the only way to continually create the compelling products, services and experiences that the market demands.
How I can help
I can help you:
- Impress this new talent-centric reality on the key stakeholders. This could include the business leadership, your team and even your talent management partners.
- Lead the necessary transformation required to implement a people-centric innovation-fuelled organisation.
- Onboard your people. They need to understand what is happening and why and they need to understand how they must develop in order to make the transition from process worker to cognitive athlete.
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We wanted someone who would engage our leadership differently. Ade did this brilliantly. Engaging, fast paced and multifaceted. Just what was needed to shake things up a little in the last session of our conference!
We recently held a conference in Milan around “Digital” for our senior partners throughout the MED region (Italy, Spain and Portugal) and Ade joined us by VC as a keynote speaker. Even by VC Ade kept the audience captive with lots of note taking and it also provoked a lot of discussion after the event. One of the most compelling keynote speakers that we have had in the MED region.
Ade understands business and IT opportunities through the lens of executives and how to present this back in a concise manner with clear takeaways.
Ade spoke at an event for around 250 of our UK & Israel Technology team. Ade has a fantastic presentation style, and it was clear in the prep calls that he was able to take our overall theme of the event and link that to his presentation. I would highly recommend Ade as a motivational speaker and thought leader.
Ade McCormack sounds a much-needed clarion call for IT to “grow up” and become a mature business function.