Fast-paced overview of key topics that are critical to organizations in a time of disruptive change



IMS Leadership Conversations are designed to provide quick and actionable insights to improve your effectiveness as a leader.

  • Monthly 60-minute virtual-live programs allow you to fit in the ongoing development you need, despite your busy schedule.
  • Complimentary for all employees of supporting IMS member organizations.
  • Interactive programs are taught by bestselling authors and professors from the world’s top business schools.
  • Follow-up resources are available after the program to continue learning and reinforce the content.
  • View live or watch recording - a recording of each program will be sent to all registrants.


Think Faster, Talk Smarter: How to Speak Successfully When Put on the Spot

June 04, 2024 with Matt Abrahams
Communication is critical to success in business and life. Concerned about an upcoming interview? Anxious about being asked to give your thoughts during a meeting? Fearful about needing to provide critical feedback in the moment? You are not alone! Many of us are uneasy about speaking in public, especially in impromptu, "off the cuff" situations.
Book by Matt Abrahams
Book by Matt Abrahams

Accelerate: 9 Capabilities to Achieve Success at any Career Stage

July 11, 2024 with May Busch
Being "good at your job" is no longer enough. Today, there are dozens of hidden rules to follow and skills to master in order to succeed - and thrive. But in a working environment that's long on stress and short on certainty, even the most capable professionals are often unsure as to what it really takes to maintain momentum, overcome slumps, and get to the next level.
Book by May Busch

Why We Say Yes: The Hidden Forces of Persuasion

August 01, 2024 with Dr. Paul Zak
Social creatures like humans constantly seek to influence and persuade others. Research from my lab and others has identified a brain state called "immersion" that indicates when one is being persuaded to take an observable action. This talk will describe the neuroscience of persuasion, share examples with neural data that identify why some communications are persuasive or not, and end with a 5 step process that ensures your next communication w...
Book by Dr. Paul Zak
Book by Dr. Paul Zak

Capacity Building: A Framework To Reach Your Full Potential

September 05, 2024 with Robert Glazer
No matter what you've accomplished in your personal and professional life, there is always another level you can reach. Robert Glazer, five-time entrepreneur, #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author and globally renowned thought leader, shares an actionable framework you can use to reach your full potential as a performer and a leader.
Book by Robert Glazer
Book by Robert Glazer

Courage at Work: How to take more risks and own your brilliance

October 03, 2024 with Candace Doby
An organization's ability to reach its highest level of excellence comes down to one thing: its people - courageously owning their brilliance, in both typical and transitional times. In this presentation, participants learn a process for how to manage fear, activate personal courage and take worthwhile risks - so they can unleash their potential and make a greater impact on their organization.
Book by Candace Doby

Misbelief: What makes Rational People Believe Irrational Things

November 26, 2024 with Dan Ariely
Misinformation is an issue that affects us all on a daily basis. It manifests in various forms, from social media to politics, and even in our personal relationships. Although we are aware of the dangers that misinformation can cause, it is a complex problem that cannot be solved by merely policing social media.
Book by Dan Ariely
Book by Dan Ariely

From Achievement to Fulfillment: Navigating the Path of Success

December 17, 2024 with Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
Life is a delicate balance between achieving personal fulfillment and avoiding regret. This balance is influenced by six fundamental factors: purpose, meaning, achievement, relationships, engagement, and happiness. The ultimate goal is to live an "Earned Life" where every decision, risk, and effort aligns with a higher purpose, regardless of the outcome.
Book by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
Book by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
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