• April 20, 2020
HCMx Radio 144: How to Build a Great Workplace Culture in the 2020s

Guest: David Sturt Executive Vice President of O.C. Tanner

David Sturt is an Executive Vice President of O.C. Tanner, a $500+ million global recognition and workplace culture company. He is also a New York Times bestselling author of Great Work and a co-author of Appreciate: Celebrating People, Inspiring Greatness. His work and interviews have been published in Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and NPR, and he co-authors a weekly leadership column on Forbes.com. David has spoken at TEDx, and to over 30,000 business leaders at conferences and companies all over the world. David has a bachelor’s degree in Training and Development and an MBA, and has two decades of experience in research, innovation, and leadership. He was born in England, raised in South Africa, and educated in the US and Asia. David is driven by making a difference in the world.

About O.C. Tanner

O.C. Tanner is the global leader in software and services that improve workplace culture through meaningful employee experiences. Its Culture Cloud™ suite of applications and solutions, including recognition, service awards, wellbeing, leadership, and celebrations, are designed to help people thrive at work. O.C. Tanner provides these and other services for thousands of the most respected companies in the world. For more information visit octanner.com.

Topics and questions include:

  • Workplace culture
  • Executive perceptions vs. employee realities
  • Cultivating culture
  • Leadership and innovation
  • Trends
  • The death of traditional leadership
  • Avoiding burnout
  • Dealing with generational differences
  • The shift from command-and-control management
  • The importance of making connections
  • Personal insights from David’s career journey
  • And more!

If you have questions about our discussion today and would like access to our Women In Leadership Network that provides organizational leaders access to our research library on women in leadership and diversity and inclusion topics. please contact me at WIL@brandonhall.com or visit www.brandonhall.com

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.

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