Minter Dialogue with Rae Shanahan
Rae Shanahan is the CEO at Innovation Works, and Chief Strategy Officer of Businessolver, Benefits Administration technology. At Innovation Works, they support incubating new business strategies and opportunities focused on delivering delight to our clients and their employees. In this conversation with Rae, we discuss some of the key findings in the new Businessolver 2023 State of Workplace Empathy, in its 8th annual iteration. We talk about how the survey came to be. We explore why HR managers are feeling so burned out, how to measure empathy, the optimistic bubble of CEOs, why to hold ideas lightly and why empathy is not a weakness, despite what CEOs fear.
To connect with Rae Shanahan:
- Find the Businessolver State of Workplace Empathy Study 2023
- Find/follow Rae Shanahan on LinkedIn
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Minter Dial is an international professional speaker, author & consultant on Leadership, Branding and Transformation. After a successful international career at L’Oréal, Minter Dial returned to his entrepreneurial roots and has spent the last twelve years helping senior management teams and Boards to adapt to the new exigencies of the digitally enhanced marketplace. He has worked with world-class organisations to help activate their brand strategies, and figure out how best to integrate new technologies, digital tools, devices and platforms. Above all, Minter works to catalyse a change in mindset and dial up transformation. Minter received his BA in Trilingual Literature from Yale University (1987) and gained his MBA at INSEAD, Fontainebleau (1993). He’s author of four award-winning books, including Heartificial Empathy, Putting Heart into Business and Artificial Intelligence (2nd edition) (2023); You Lead, How Being Yourself Makes You A Better Leader (Kogan Page 2021); co-author of Futureproof, How To Get Your Business Ready For The Next Disruption (Pearson 2017); and author of The Last Ring Home (Myndset Press 2016), a book and documentary film, both of which have won awards and critical acclaim.
His current work is around fostering more meaningful conversation, with his featured publication on Substack: Dialogos, Fostering More Meaningful Conversations. It’s easy to inquire about booking Minter Dial here.