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David DeLong

Speaker David DeLong workforce expert & Business Speaker

Speaker:

DAVID DELONG

Workforce Expert, and research fellow at the MIT AgeLab 

Topics:

Showing HR Where to Go: How to Lead Management from the Top

Building Tomorrow’s Workforce in Today’s Economy: A Framework for Action

Reloading Your Talent Pipeline: Accelerating Leadership Development to Drive Growth

The High Cost of Coming and Going: Accelerating Knowledge Transfer Across Generations

Avoiding “Failure at Launch”: How to Be a Huge Success in Your First Job


Dr. and keyntoe speaker David DeLong is president of David DeLong & Associates, a research and consulting firm that helps organizations improve performance by solving tough problems created by the changing workforce. He is also a research fellow at the MIT AgeLab and has been an adjunct professor at Babson College.

An acclaimed keynote speaker David DeLong is co-author of the new book The Executive Guide to High-Impact Talent Management from McGraw-Hill. He is also author of the widely-praised Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce from Oxford University Press.

He has spent more than a decade studying the strategic impacts of changing workforce demographics and costs of knowledge loss on organizational performance. In recent years, he has conducted over 600 interviews with scores of knowledge-intensive organizations to develop solutions for the knowledge retention and workforce and leadership development challenges posed by increased Baby Boomer retirements and great mid-career turnover.

Speaker David DeLong’s work has been widely cited in The New York Times, Fortune Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, CIO Magazine, US News & World Report, and The Boston Globe. He has also been interviewed on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “Talk of the Nation.” Dr. DeLong is a widely-published writer whose work has appeared in such journals and magazines as Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Newsweek International, Organizational Dynamics, Computerworld, and Inc. magazine. A former researcher at both Harvard Business School and MIT’s Sloan School, he has a doctorate in organizational behavior from Boston University and an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Speaker David DeLong

Showing HR Where to Go: How to Lead Management from the Top

How can leaders have an immediate impact on their organization’s talent management efforts? Drawing on recent interviews with over 70 senior executives, participants will learn how to prioritize talent-related risks, evaluate current and potential investments, drive more integrated solutions, and measure results more effectively.

Building Tomorrow’s Workforce in Today’s Economy: A Framework for Action

Based on workforce speaker David DeLong’s latest research, this presentation teaches executives how to effectively address talent management challenges like the hoarding of high potential candidates, ineffective knowledge transfer, a clogged talent pipeline, and identifying new leadership skills.

Reloading Your Talent Pipeline: Accelerating Leadership Development to Drive Growth

The changing workforce has created five major talent risk factors for organizations, including a dangerously thin leadership pool and the loss of crucial highly-skilled employees. This talk shows executives how to pinpoint the risk that pose the greatest threat to their future leadership talent and five action steps that will accelerate development of a new generation of leaders

The High Cost of Coming and Going: Accelerating Knowledge Transfer Across Generations

More Baby Boomer retirements and onboarding of new hires greatly increases the organizational costs of lower productivity, lost knowledge, and failed promotions. This presentation teaches managers how to reduce the risks of ineffective transitions, disillusioned young employees, and critical capability loss as many organizations go through seismic shifts in the makeup of their workforce.

Avoiding “Failure at Launch”: How to Be a Huge Success in Your First Job

The workplace is changing – fast! New technologies, new tasks, new bosses. Having a job today means non-stop learning, which is both exciting and scary. Your new colleagues on the job are too busy to teach you what you really need to know to succeed. So you’re going to have to train them to be great mentors. This high-energy talk shows you how to be a great apprentice. No, Donald Trump won’t hire you, but you will learn how to:

  • Be recognized immediately as a great colleague
  • Set up a critical “first meeting” with your new boss
  • Use texting, email, and cell phones to maximize your productivity
  • Get the basic tools you need immediately to do your job
  • Make almost every interaction with your boss a great learning experience
  • Get trained in the way that works best for your learning style
  • Ask for feedback that’s really useful

This presentation is designed for students getting ready to enter the workforce. It’s also highly valuable for people who are already working and want to take their career to the next level, which makes it very useful and fun for college staff and administrators. Students will leave energized and confident they have a new set of tools to help them soar into the workplace.