Interaction Associates to Headline The Boston Globe's Public Forum on "New Rules for Leading Talent"

BOSTON, Sep 23, 2011 — Interaction Associates is added to the roster of an upcoming public forum from The Boston Globe on talent strategies in today’s challenging business environment.

The event’s focus — New Rules for Leading Talent — will explore how successful business leaders, at all levels, motivate their employees to meet the challenges of doing business today — in a period of unprecedented volatility, uncertainty, and change.

The Globe forum takes place September 27 from 5-7PM at the State Room at 60 State Street in Boston. The public is invited to attend the forum at no cost — but attendees must register at

This is the third in a series of events by The Boston Globe exploring issues around the recruitment and retention of a talented workforce in Massachusetts. It is part of The Globe’s new public affairs initiative called “Building a Better Commonwealth,” which brings together leading experts and innovators to explore issues and solutions to benefit Massachusetts. Suffolk Construction Company is the presenting sponsor of the talent series, and John Hancock Financial is sponsoring the September 27th event.

The September 27th forum will feature business leaders to discuss new solutions for empowering talent in organizations to meet today’s unique challenges. The agenda includes:

Building Trust: Interaction Associates will present the latest findings from a three-year Building Trust in Business survey of more than 150 business leaders. Building Trust looks at the intersection of trust, leadership, and collaboration — and specifically explores the formula for success at top performing companies.
Presenter: Andy Atkins, Interaction Associates

Achieving Higher Ambition: The authors of the new book, Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value, will detail how a new breed of CEO — the higher ambition leader — is achieving remarkable success with five disciplines that set a more powerful agenda for managing people today. Presenter: Russ Eisenstat, TruePoint

Tapping Higher Purpose: The leader in the conscious capitalism movement will explore how aligning people in an organization around a sense of higher purpose is yielding strong results for many companies — and is key to attracting, retaining, and leading talent today. Presenter: Raj Sisodia, Conscious Capitalism Institute

Working on the Front Lines: A panel of leaders from Bay State businesses will engage in a high spirited discussion about meeting today’s talent challenges and key strategies that are yielding the best results. Moderator: David DeFilippo, Chief Learning Officer, BNY Mellon Asset Management.

Panelists include:
Karen Kaplan, President, Hill Holliday; Katie Rae, Managing Director, TechStars; Jason Robart, Senior VP of Organizational Effectiveness & Chief Human Resource Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; Bob Nicoson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Constant Contact; and Linda Stewart, CEO, Interaction Associates.

For more information about the Globe’s Building a Better Commonwealth forum, please visit:

About Building a Better Commonwealth
The Boston Globe’s Building a Better Commonwealth initiative is designed to convene experts and innovators to engage in thought-provoking dialogue about issues and opportunities that exist in Massachusetts. Through an ongoing series of dynamic events and constructive conversations on digital, mobile and social media platforms, the Globe invites participants and audience members to share fresh ideas and recommendations for making Massachusetts a better place to live and work.

About The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe is wholly owned by The New York Times Company, a leading media company with 2010 revenues of $2.4 billion, which includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers and more than 50 Web sites, including, and The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

About Interaction Associates
Interaction Associates is a 40-year innovator of advanced methods for developing leaders in global companies. We help organizations build collaborative cultures and achieve excellence in a new measure of ROI — Return on Involvement — where employees go “beyond engagement” to share responsibility for business results. We develop leaders at all levels through consulting, learning and coaching with a focus on building leaders’ proficiency in collaboration, strategic thinking, and self awareness. With offices in Boston and San Francisco, IA client services include organization-wide consulting, learning solutions, and coaching via a Global Talent Network. For more info:

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