The Role of Tomorrow’s Leaders

The Role of Tomorrow’s Leaders

Management thought leaders share their ideas on what leadership means in a world that is less hierarchical and more globally interconnected. Featuring: Andrew Pettigrew, Bob Johansen, Barbara Kellerman, Deborah Ancona, Daisy Wademan Dowling, Dr. Ellen Langer, Evan Wittenberg, Gianpiero Petriglieri, Marshall Ganz, and Scott Snook.

Creating a Great Workplace in engaging the Future Workforce for Optimal Performance, Wellbeing & Happiness

Leaders emphasise the health of the organisation: fiscal, competitive and emotional in creating a positive energy level.


A focus on performance and wellbeing are a critical part of HR, talent and leadership. Offering health and wellbeing initiatives that reflect employee lifestyle expectations, are effective means for improving productivity, engagement, recruitment, and retention.

Behavioral Management, Neuroscience and the Workplace

Behavioral insights impact on key business issues, from employee motivation and change management to revenue growth. Concepts of behavioral psychology and neuroscience are enabling leaders to better understand how we interact with key stakeholders, and help improve marketing communications, customer engagement and achieve winning results.

Neuroscientists and psychologists are beginning to learn what happens at moments of choice. How executive decision-makers can use their minds to transform organisations.

Building a Culture of Distinction

Core Culture and the Five Ps

Successful leaders know the power of organisational culture.
They unite employees around a set of principles and values that generate business success.

The Structure of Organizational Attributes

The Five Ps–Purpose, Philosophy, Priorities, Practices and Projections – offers a constructive way to understand culture and manage change in your organisation. Use the Five Ps to guide your organisation in Building a Culture of Distinction.


The Purpose of an organisation

The purpose of an organisation is the fundamental reason why the organisation exists. Purpose is the cause that defines their contribution to society through work.


The Philosophy of the organisation

Philosophy is the enduring core beliefs that should never change. Philosophy distinguishes one organisation from others.


 Alignment of the Five Ps

Building a Culture of Distinction requires a commitment to performing an ongoing Core Culture Alignment.


Dr. Sheila Margolis

Dr. Sheila Margolis is a consultant, speaker and author specialising in organisational culture, change management and employee engagement

Dr. Margolis conducts culture and change initiatives with a variety of organisations such as Shaw Industries, Philips Healthcare, UPS, Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Lotus Cars USA, American College of Rheumatology, Decision Sciences Institute.


Creating Caring companies

Feel, serve, care, appreciate and secure your employees interests

Employment care is contributing not only to the health and wellbeing of the workforce, but to the efficiency and productivity of the workplace.

As the world’s population grows, the global workforce is getting younger, older, and more urbanised.

An ageing workforce in the developed world, raises concerns about the future sufficiency of elderly care and pensions. The developing world is seeking to revamp their education systems to prepare a young population for the workplace.

   The quest is for jobs which promote good health and wellbeing, and are productive

The boundary between work and home life is disappearing as companies assume greater responsibility for the health and wellbeing of their employees in and out of work.

Multi- generations, with differing working styles and needs in the workplace

With the pension age increasing and people staying in the workforce for longer, some workplaces have employees across four or five different generations, all with differing working styles, needs and expectations from their employers.

Recruitment and retention will become even more important with demographic changes.


We expect companies to:

  • Regularly review benefits package and salaries.
  • Regularly market the total reward package to potential and new recruits
  • HR responsibilities will be increasingly shared with line management being more involved in the development and direction of employees. A key prerequisite is to make sure that managers have the capabilities needed to deal with employee issues and engagement effectively. Line managers to get training in benefits, dealing with stress and flexible working.
  • Place importance on how employers treat their employees, and establish an image as a caring company in employer branding, job adverts, the press and social media.
  • Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) will increase in being used as wellbeing interventions

Overall, businesses’ reputation and better positioning of the employer brand as caring companies are more essential than ever.

Whilst technology is an enabler, more people-centred approaches would be devised to allow for the true benefits to be realised.


   Being a caring company isn’t a one-stop process, it needs to be reviewed constantly.

  • She holds a doctoral degree in Human Resource Development, teaches part-time at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, and teaches business writing and presentation skills in the GSU Professional MBA program.

    She is President of the Workplace Culture Institute, quoted in newspapers and magazines including The Wall Street JournalThe Washington Post,

    Her speaking topics include defining organisational culture, managing organisational change, increasing employee engagement, recruiting for culture fit, and managing the human side of mergers and acquisitions.

    Dr. Margolis is the author of BUILDING A CULTURE OF DISTINCTION-the organisational culture and change management program.

    Job Seeker Manual. A guide to help job seekers find a meaningful and fulfilling workplace by screening for culture fit.

    Co-author of There Is No Place Like Work: Seven Leadership Insights for Creating a Workplace to Call Home–a business parable on workplace culture.

    The principles in these books were derived from Margolis’ groundbreaking qualitative research that earned the Award for Distinguished Contribution to Human Resource Development Research.