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What is innovation?

Ceyhun Yakup Özkardes | Posted 02.02.2017 | Business
Ceyhun Yakup Özkardes

I had the opportunity to ask two people who are highly engaged in innovation and ask what they think about innovation and how they define it. The firs...

Give the Gift of Code

Ellyn Shook | Posted 12.13.2016 | Business
Ellyn Shook

Last year, I had the pleasure of becoming friends with the two young ladies in the photo above. We met when my colleagues and I volunteered to teach a...

How Asian Companies Will Survive in the Millennial Age

AsiaToday | Posted 11.17.2016 | World

By AsiaToday reporter Jisu Kim - "The Millennial Age" has come to Asia now. Millennials (those born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s) repre...

My top 10 takeaways from Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit

Ellyn Shook | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business
Ellyn Shook

The 2016 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit is in the books. This year's theme was Building a Better Future. And, once again, I was so inspired by the...

What a Boomer (or Gen X) and Millennial learned from each other

Ellyn Shook | Posted 09.15.2016 | Business
Ellyn Shook

My birth year straddles the Baby Boomer and the Gen X boundary so depending on what chart I look at I could be either. I kind of like that actually --...

College Seniors: Now What? 5 Tips for your Final Year

Ellyn Shook | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Ellyn Shook

There is a fifth season -- school season. The massive migration back to college campuses around the world is nearly complete. September on campus is a...

Going Against the Flow: Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture, North America

Charu Sharma | Posted 09.07.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Julie Sweet is the Chief Executive Officer of North American for Accenture and is responsible for leading company's business in the United States, the...

Standing United For Equality, Standing United Against Hate

Ellyn Shook | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Ellyn Shook

After being in Europe the past two weeks for work, I'm returning home to the U.S. today deeply shaken and with a heavy heart.

6 Affirmations For Black Women In The Professional Workplace

Rahel Tekola | Posted 07.05.2016 | Black Voices
Rahel Tekola

Black women face a different kind of challenge when in the workforce than other women. The road is not always paved for success and comfort.

We are PROUD: Authenticity in the Workplace

Ellyn Shook | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Ellyn Shook

Like the rest of the world, I was horrified and saddened by the shootings that took place earlier this week in Orlando. It is impossible to make sense...

Create a Gig Economy Culture In an Organization to Attract and Retain Millennial Talent

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

During a recent Uber ride in Chicago my forty-something aged driver enthusiastically shared why he loves his contract work career. He creates his own ...

Fit to Lead

Ellyn Shook | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Ellyn Shook

Over the past year, I've been making both macro- and micro-changes to improve the way I work and the way I live. Recommitting to sleep and disconnecti...

Your 'A' Game Starts with 'Z'

Ellyn Shook | Posted 04.05.2016 | Business
Ellyn Shook

When speaking with clients and colleagues, it's clear organizations around the world are grappling with how to be faster, better and smarter in this time of high-velocity change.

Groundbreaking Business Coalition for the Equality Act Launches

Mary Beth Maxwell | Posted 03.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Mary Beth Maxwell

60 major businesses stepped up today to endorse the Equality Act -- a bill that when passed will change the playing field for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans.

Why LGBT Inclusion Makes Business Sense

Sander van 't Noordende | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
Sander van 't Noordende

In the weeks since I returned from the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, I've been reflecting on an important issue -- the 'business imperative' for LGBT inclusion.

Could This Be The Secret To Hiring More Women And People Of Color?

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business

More companies are opening up about just how white and male they really are, taking the necessary first step in solving their diversity problem: publi...

The Case For Doing 1-On-1 Meetings With Yourself

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business

Ellyn Shook has an array of meetings booked for next week with just one person: Ellyn Shook. The human resources director at the consulting giant Acc...

Bet Big on People. Gaining Competitive Advantage with a "Liquid Workforce."

Ellyn Shook | Posted 01.28.2017 | Business
Ellyn Shook

The key is to proactively help people adapt to rapidly changing demands. It means innovating workforce strategies to be more fluid and flexible in three areas: skills development, project planning and organization structure.

My Top 10 Takeaways From the World Economic Forum 2016

Ellyn Shook | Posted 01.25.2017 | Business
Ellyn Shook

Every business is a digital business - there is no "opting out." And, the digital revolution has only just begun. To quote our Chairman and CEO, Pierre Nanterme, "Digital is the main reason just over half of the companies on the Fortune 500 have disappeared since the year 2000."

Industry Leaders Discuss Digital Workforce Of The Future At Davos

The Huffington Post | Ethan Fedida | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business

How will the digital age transform your workplace? That is the question, among others, a group of industry leaders will work to answer during a panel ...

The Future of Work Is Now

Ellyn Shook | Posted 01.18.2017 | Business
Ellyn Shook

Humans are the differentiator in the digital age. I'm very optimistic that we can harness the power of digital in a way so that the company, the customer, the community and the individual all thrive.

At Hands of Luce Leader, ShapeU Becomes FitMango

Jim Luce | Posted 12.01.2016 | Business
Jim Luce

The Johns Hopkins undergraduate students behind ShapeU are changing the name of their fitness technology startup to FitMango, according to founder and...

Empowering Young Girls to Become the Future Leaders of the Digital Era

HuffPost UK | Christine Roberts | Posted 11.12.2015 | Technology

Over the past few years, we've seen the technology industry in the North East thrive and I think it's safe to say that the area has established itself...

Here's The Most Important Skill One Top Executive Says You Need

Business Insider | Dana Oliver | Posted 11.09.2015 | Impact

Professional-services-firm Accenture has made Fortune magazine's list of the 100 best companies to work for seven years in a row. So as one can imagin...

Ellyn Shook On Team Building: Women Who Lead

92Y On Demand | Staff | Posted 11.07.2015 | Women

“The days of the culture of the stars is over,” says Ellyn Shook, Chief Human Resources Officer at Accenture. As Ellyn explains, teamwork is key t...