Ron Carucci

Designing a High Integrity Organization

 

In the face of AI, AR, robotics, and other accelerating technology advances, is it safe to be fully human these days inside an organization? How do we design workplaces where humans and technology both thrive with integrity?

Today, the tensions between human and technical ingenuity are tightening as the lines between them are blurring. Finding meaning and purpose at work stands as one of the greatest pursuits of the workforce, and one of management’s greatest challenges to fulfill. Some researchers suggest that 50% of those in the workforce lack a sense of meaning and purpose. Which may well be behind the statistic we’ve all heard for years, that nearly 70% of the workforce remains disengaged.

These are all, at their core, design challenges. And now, a 15-year longitudinal study of more than 3200 interviews conducted over 210 organizational assessments reveals four systemic patterns that directly shape whether or not people will show up with integrity – fully themselves, with all of their best ideas, honest about what they see and think, and ready to contribute to the organization’s greater good.
In the face of AI, AR, robotics, and other accelerating technology advances, is it safe to be fully human these days inside an organization? How do we design workplaces where humans and technology both thrive with integrity?

In this session, Ron Carucci will present the findings of his 15-year study. He will discuss four design challenges that directly determine the psychological safety and integrity of an organization, and in turn, whether humans can thrive alongside the digital disruptions around them.

 

Ron Carucci is co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, working with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organizations, leaders, and industries. He has a thirty year track record helping some of the world’s most influential executives tackle challenges of strategy, organization and leadership. From start-ups to Fortune 10’s, turn-arounds to new markets and strategies, overhauling leadership and culture to re-designing for growth, he has worked in more than 25 countries on 4 continents. In addition to being a regular contributor to HBR and Forbes, he has been featured in Fortune, CEO Magazine, BusinessInsider, MSNBC, Inc, Business Week, Smart Business, and thought leaders.

He is the bestselling author of 8 books. He led a ten year longitudinal study on executive transition to find out why more than 50% of leaders fail within their first 18 months of appointment, and uncovering the four differentiating capabilities that set successful leaders apart. Those findings are highlighted in his ground breaking Amazon #1 book Rising To Power, co-authored with Eric Hansen. These findings are also summarized by Ron in a popular HBR article. HBR selected that research as one of 2016’s “Ideas that Mattered Most”, and he recently presented it on their Live series. Ron is also a 2-time TEDx speaker.

He has helped CEOs, their executive teams, and their enterprises redesign themselves and build appropriate leadership strategies to ensure the current and next generation of leaders have the capabilities required by the organization. He has been chief architect of several major leadership development simulations and curriculums for global organizations focused on developing high-potential executive talent and connecting strategy execution to leadership capability.

Ron is a former faculty member at Fordham University Graduate School as an associate professor of organizational behavior. He has also served as an adjunct at the Center for Creative Leadership. His clients have included CitiBank, Corning, Inc., Lamb Weston, The Hershey Company, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amgen, Deutsche Bank, Gates Corporation, Edward Jones Investments, ConAgra Foods, TriHealth, OhioHealth, Del Monte Foods, Midnight Oil Creative, Weyerhaeuser, McDonald’s Corporation, Starbucks, Microsoft, Sojourners, The Atlantic Philanthropies, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Cadbury, Miller Brewing, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Johnson & Johnson, ADP, and the CIA.