Lessons from 2020: Organizations, Teams, Leaders

    April 08, 2021
    1:00 PM EDT - 2:00 PM EDT
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    Recent events in 2020 have rapidly accelerated conversations about gender, race, sexual orientation, beliefs, physical and mental ability, and the magnitude of other things. These conversations are not always easy, especially in the work environment. Understanding and developing a Diversity and Inclusion and Belonging strategy within your organization not only fuels innovation and productivity, but helps make work more meaningful and connected.

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    James Pouge, PHD
    President, CEO

    Leadership and training are at the core of who Dr. Pogue is and align with his ongoing  commitment to equip executives and professionals with the thought leadership to improve  communicate & manage effectively. His military service and overseas deployment in the  Middle East, gave him tangible examples of the critical balance between leaders and  followers on teams.  

    His work provides leaders with well researched data partnered with highly engaged training  to drive their ability to impact behavior and the bottom line.  

    After nearly 10 years in higher education as a Researcher, Professor and Administrator  where he focused Diversity, Inclusion and Unconscious Bias, Dr. Pogue expanded his work to  include Multigenerational Leadership. He helps companies prepare, recruit, and retain talent  across gender, culture, ethnicity, and generations from Baby Boomers, to Millennials and  now Generation Z.  

    As an Expert Keynote, Dr. Pogue supports leaders in making the decisions that impact cross  functional teams at all levels. He travels frequently impacting professions across the  spectrum including the food industry, high technology, travel, leisure, medical and legal  fields. 

    As a Consultant and Executive Coach, Dr. Pogue helps organizations realize breakthrough  outcomes by helping them identify and overcoming what is getting in their way. His work  helps executives achieve optimal working relationships and achieve organizational  expectations through both Personal and Corporate Executive Coaching. 

    James’s recent clients include The Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF), Dallas Convention  Visitors Bureau, The Association Forum, Panda Foods, Brinker International and AMD  (Advanced Micro Devices), Connectiv, American College of Prosthodontics (ACP) and  American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).  

    In his spare time, Dr. Pogue continues his martial arts training where he has won 5 National  Championships and both Silver and Bronze at the World Championships. James has two  daughters, 4 granddaughters and resides in Plano, Texas.