Speakers List 2012

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Platzhalter Speakers
Tammy J. Erickson

CEO Tammy Erickson Associates, consultant and author


Tamara J. Erickson is a McKinsey Award-winning author and widely-respected expert on collaboration and innovation, on the changing workforce, and on the nature of work in intelligent organizations.

She has twice been named one of the 50 most influential living management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, the global ranking of business thinkers created by Des Dearlove and Stuart Crainer. 

She has written a trilogy of books on how individuals in specific generations can excel in today’s workplace:  Retire Retirement, What’s Next, Gen X? and Plugged In, and is working on a fourth book for the generation under 17 today.

Tammy has authored or co-authored numerous Harvard Business Review articles and the book Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills and Talent.

Erickson holds a BA degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and has served on the Board of Directors of two Fortune 500 corporations. 

Tammy is the Founder and CEO of Tammy Erickson Associates, a firm dedicated to helping clients build intelligent organizations.


Re-Think: Ten Assumptions that Are No Longer True . . . 
But Still Shape Our Organizations Today

Today’s business organizations are perfectly designed . . . to respond to conditions that no longer exist.  The ways we’ve always done things – the approaches we learned in school, the ideas we grew up accepting as the normal order of things – simply don’t make sense anymore.  They are predicated on a set of underlying assumptions that are not valid today.  These assumptions were all true in the first half of the Twentieth Century when modern organizations were designed, but none are true today.  All have major implications for the way we lead, design organizations, and manage talent.

We haven’t yet translated the new reality into our organizations’ design.  Management practices stemming from old assumptions are still in place.  But, over the next several decades, we’ll see very different business entities take their place. New forms of leadership will emerge.  Today’s organizations are ripe for change. 

Erickson provides a power lens of logic through which to view the future.