Shannon Lucas, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Catalyst Constellations, has over twenty years’ experience working with startups, launching her own ventures, and driving innovation into the world’s largest companies. Shannon is the best-selling author of Move Fast, Break Shit, Burn Out; The Catalyst’s Guide to Working Well. She is a passionate thought leader about creating sustainable organizations in every sense of the word - for people, planet and profit.
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Shannon launched Catalyst Constellations to provide essential support for a unique group of people driving the most profound change in the world - Catalysts. Shannon and her partner create tools, resources, and research, along with physical and virtual spaces to connect and support a highly curated global community of Catalysts. Their mission is to help Catalysts amplify and accelerate positive impact around the world.
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Ignite Your Catalysts
Activating Agility with Your Future Ready Employees
Historically, as organizations have tried to cultivate agility, they focused on increasing agility across the entire organization or in specific leaders.
This keynote is about the power of identifying individuals who are naturally agile, those essentially born VUCA ready.
The global pandemic has shown us the incredible speed at which organizations need to be able to pivot. And despite VUCA being talked about for 40 years, organizations struggled this year to successfully adapt. The smartest way to create an adaptative organization is by starting with highly agile employees who have a positive relationship to change and then connecting them to executive direction.
For me, the real power of a nexxworks tour is the unique group of people you meet and travel with.
The tour founded relationships with interesting people I otherwise would've never met.
The mix of speakers and content was perfect.
It was truly an eye-opening experience that both enriched my network with amazing people and helped me shape the further direction of my career.
The things you hear, see and learn are a source of inspiration and motivation for the future. We have already implemented some of these in our current strategy and operations.
Nexxworks helps to facilitate innovative out of the box thinking. They will expose you and your teams to a different level of thought leadership, which in turn will help you and your people develop a different thinking ethos for the future.
The nexxworks inspiration series helps us to imagine the future together with all the teams worldwide, and make the bridge to our day-to-day challenges as well.
The nexxworks inspiration sessions were that mindblowing, that I invited my global team to taste, smell and learn via a similar experience.
Meeting today’s companies and speakers brought us refreshing energy and perspectives to our challenges today.
This experience showed how short-term planning and long term planning are both needed. The China visits were truly inspiring in how they execute on that.
It’s so important to step outside the day-to-day business. We are the only ones who can moderate this back to our teams and translate what we’ve learned to accomplish our daily goals.
To new travelers, I hope you feel some of the same excitement, anxiety, and concentration. May you learn the way we did.
We’ve seen great concepts and initiatives from other companies, that made us think outside the box.
We want to make sure that the wonderful company that our family started, remains relevant in a fast-pace changing world.
I view the nexxworks membership as a combination of inspiration, practical insights, and networking with peers.