Tuesday, January 26th | 9:15am - 12:00pm
Managing Talent in a Networked Age
Award-winning Entrepreneur, Author and Executive in Silicon Valley
Registration Ends Wednesday, January 20th
The Future of Work, Alliance.
The employee relationship is broken, leaving managers with a seemingly impossible dilemma: You can’t afford to treat employees like family (which they never were). But you can’t build a lasting, innovative business when every employee acts like a free agent.
High-tech companies in Silicon Valley have found a way around this dilemma, but their solution applies to any industry. The answer is to stop thinking of employees as family or free agents, and start thinking of them as allies.
The alliance is a two-way relationship that lets company and employee work together toward common goals, even when some of their interests differ. The paradox is that recognizing an employee’s independence is what allows a company to rebuild the loyalty and trust that’s been missing from today’s employment relationship.
More importantly, by offering their employees the opportunity to transform their careers, companies can attract and retain the entrepreneurial talent they need to drive Silicon Valley-style innovation.
Ben Casnocha is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and executive in Silicon Valley. He is coauthor with LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman of the recent New York Times bestseller The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age, which has become one of the most sought-after management frameworks on how to recruit, manage, and retain entrepreneurial employees. He is also co-author with Reid of The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career, the bestselling guide to the new world of work.
Ben is also a technology entrepreneur and executive. He founded Comcate, Inc., a leading e-government software company, at age 14 and incubates startups at Wasabi Ventures. He recently served as Chief of Staff to the Chairman at LinkedIn.
Business Week names Ben “one of America’s top young entrepreneurs.” He’s been featured on CNN, Charlie Rose, CNBC, and in The Economist. Human Resources magazine named Ben one of the top trendsetters in the talent industry for the year 2015.
Ben has led inspiring conversations about the future of work, innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking with large audiences in more than a dozen countries around the world.