Category Archives: Innovation

Thought Leaders in Business Discussion: 3 Surprising Lessons in Service Design

When we think about the traditional rules of business, general platitudes come to mind like “Go above and beyond,” or “The customer is always right.” However, service design is changing the way we do business. With these changes creating leaner business models and more streamlined sales, we should accept that there are new lessons to […]

Woo, Wow, and Win! Service Design, Strategy, and the Art of Customer Delight

Join us at the re-launch of Thought Leaders In Business at the Yale Club, Thursday, March 9th, 6:00pm featuring best-selling authors: Tom Stewart & Patricia O’Connell discussing their latest book: Tom and Patricia will reveal the importance of service design for your company and offer executives in services businesses clear, practical strategies for designing and delivering great […]

New York Architecture 2.0 What Urban Planning and Design is Possible for a Livable City

with Kent Johnson October 6, 6:00 pm, Yale Club New York is experiencing significant growth in the real estate sector with a number of competing entities seeking to live and work here. Some may argue that this trend is a spur to the continued viability of the city as a desirable economic marketplace. Others would […]

Creation of Abundance as Daily Reality

with Charles Biderman September 1, 6:00 pm Abundance grants us freedom, security and the energy. The on-going question remains: How to create abundance as a daily reality when worries, anxieties and concerns from the past and present intrude. Charles Biderman has developed Abundance as a Daily Reality, a practice based on ontology, the science of being […]

How 3D Printing Will Rock Your World

with John Hornick July 7, 6:00 pm, Yale Club 3D printers are the most powerful machines humans have ever invented because they can make finished products, with all their parts, fully assembled. Driven by a digital blueprint of the finished product, they do so by building up layer upon layer of plastic, metal, or other materials, […]

Future Focus: How Successful Companies Stay Relevant by Continual Innovation

with Jeff Loehr June 2, 6:00 pm, Yale Club Business success and failure depend on decisions leaders make; they are not a result of changes in the market. However, the market is changing more quickly than most people realize so making these decisions requires that leadership find ways to overcome their biases, focus on the future and continuously […]

It Does Matter: The Details of Self-Presentation Are the Message

with Oona Chanel  April 7, 6:00 pm Everyone in business is always in front of people who can and do make a difference in our professional lives. Much of their impressions is based on our self-presentation. Studies show that business people who dress to represent themselves as managers of a particular business sector provide the best […]

All Possible Worlds: How Data is the Real Engine of Creativity

with Alex Toplansky March 3, 6:00 pm In the information economy, creative thinking is emerging as a key survival skill for leaders. But while it is often made to sound like an innate talent, creative thinking is a learned discipline. Successful creative professionals have learned that organization, communication and data, not ideation, are the cornerstones […]

Stand and Deliver: How to Use the Power of Executive Presence in Every Conversation to Fast Forward Your Business

with Jan Nolte February 3, 6:00 pm Public Speaking occurs every time you speak to someone other than yourself. Yes, you are perpetually presenting. How you sound and look has more impact on getting attention and keeping attention than what you say. Executive Presence is critical to moving your business forward.  Executive Presence leverages your […]

How Collaboration, Shared Values and Work Culture are the New Black in Corporate Growth Strategies

with Phil McKenzie November 11, 6:00 pm Corporate culture is under significant stress, as employers and employees struggle to find common ground in identifying and maintaining focus in achieving business goals. Phil McKenzie, the Founder of InfluencerCon, understands these challenges and has developed an approach that identifies and supports cooperative culture that delivers value to […]