Seth Mattison: Fighting the War at Work

Monday, 23 September 2019

Seth Mattison: Fighting the War at Work

We’re in a time of transition. Seth Mattison calls it a “half-changed world.”

On the one hand, you have the age of the Network, a world of hyper-connectivity and constant flux. Then there is the Hierarchy, which consists of a long line of unwritten rules that consist of paying your dues. As Mattison writes in his book The War at Work, there is a way to successfully navigate the challenge of thriving in two very different worlds. To do so, you need a modern leader.

Mattison, a renowned speaker who specializes in helping category leading brands and high performance leaders navigate the future of work through actionable insights, will share his expertise on this and more at the 2020 ISPA Talent Symposium on April 15 in Santa Barbara, Calif.

The founder and CEO of Luminate Labs (a digital media platform, production company and global community for luminaries, leaders, influences and subject-matter experts representing the most forward-thinking organizations in the world), Mattison advises leaders on key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership and the future of work. His goal is “to help facilitate a shift in consciousness around what work and leadership will mean in the 21st Century and the role individuals can play in intentionally leading organizations and legacies that bring deep value to the world.”

While technology continues to advance, Mattison reasons that leadership has not. Mattison, a fourth-generation farm kid, theorizes that many organizations still operate from 19th Century industrial age management mindset that undervalues unconventional thinking, discourages full transparency, deters initiative, frustrates experimentation and allows people to play small. In this new world of connectivity, leaders need to adapt and break free from mental models that limit success.

While sharing his insight with business leaders around the world, he has received accolades from brands such as MasterCard, Caterpillar, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, AT&T, PepsiCo, GE Energy, Cisco, Morgan Stanley, Berkshire Hathaway, Dow and Disney.

Mattison’s core values are:

  • Gratitude: The driving force through which all our work is created.
  • Presence: The only place we can create sustainable change in our lives and in our companies is here and now.
  • Authenticity: In everything we do, we lead from our most authentic self. What you see is what you get.

Register for the 2020 ISPA Talent Symposium for $399 by clicking here and logging in to the ISPA Member Portal. And for more information on the 2020 ISPA Resource Partner Summit on April 14 at the same location, visit here.

For a sampling of Mattison, watch the video below.

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