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As Jack Stack predicted in his keynote speech several years ago, it’s the organizations with the best talent that will dominate their market. That’s why it’s time to up your "people game" by rethinking the strategic role of human relations (HR) inside every organization.
In his keynote speech, Jack Stack, CEO of SRC, will talk about how SRC is rethinking the role of the HR department in their organization by shifting their priorities from compliance and risk management to talent development and culture building. In short, they’re giving HR a seat at the strategic table.
Former Chief Talent Officer, Netflix
Former People VP,
JetBlue Airways, and Double Tree Hotels
CEO / President, SRC Holdings Corp.
We are thrilled to bring two big names in People Strategy back to the stage virtually to continue the conversation on elevating the role of Human Resources. Patty McCord (of "Netflix culture deck" fame) and Ann Rhoades (former "people" executive at JetBlue, Southwest Airlines and Doubletree Hotels) have seen first hand how making HR part of the executive strategy team can catapult organizational performance.
No longer just a back-end support service responsible for administering the mundane duties of compensation, benefits, payroll, training, and onboarding, HR is the function that is best suited to unleash the power of your greatest competitive advantage: your people.
SRC's EVP of HR Krisi Schell will facilitate this lively conversation between Patty, Ann and Jack Stack, and will explore how to get HR more involved in the strategic direction of a company, why this move tends to face push back, and what will happen to the organizations too set in their outdated ways.
Open-Book Management Experience (OBMx) Talks are sessions highlighting the experience of CEOs and leaders who use The Great Game of Business operating system to run their companies.
Grupo PDC (Guatemala)
The Brave Group (Australia)
417 Magazine (US)
Bio: He is currently CEO and director of the board of directors of PDC, Sale and lease back services in Central America and Colombia; he founded ICG, B2B recycling services in Central America; PL Móvil, an advertising company in Guatemala and Logistika Labs, a software development company, also in Guatemala. Sergio Paiz studied industrial engineering in production at Lehigh University and completed three executive leadership programs at Harvard University.
Bio: Melissa Hamilton is the Co-Founder of the Brave Group and creator of the Brave Feminine Leadership interview series & podcast.
Previously as CEO of a large organisation, Melissa led over 4,500 employees operating internationally with clients that included Top 100 ASX and major government portfolios. Melissa executed a strategy that delivered exceptional Shareholder value and employee satisfaction of >90% and created a culture that led the privately owned company to be recognised an unprecedented 9 years in a row as the leader in it's sector.
Today, Melissa is a Non-Executive Director, Executive Mentor & Lead Facilitator of Brave Feminine Leadership Masterminds.
Bio: Logan graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. In 2021 she served as Chair of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves on the Friends of SPS Steering Committee, is a former board member and sustainer of Junior League of Springfield and has served on the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools Advisory Board, Care to Learn Advisory Board, Lost & Found Grief Center Junior Board and CoxHealth Young Professionals Advisory Council. In 2017 Folio: Magazine named her a Top Women in Media in the Corporate Visionaries category and she is a 2008 Springfield Business Journal 40 Under 40.
Logan is married to her husband of 15 years Dave Aguirre, and together they have a daughter Lucy, 12, and a son Cruz, 8.
Bio: Jack Stack is Founder,
Jack has served as a world judge for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Institute and as an advisor for this group since 1998. Jack designed the first ever United Way Entrepreneurial Fund to encourage innovation within the non-profit community. He has also served as a contributor
SRC Holdings Corporation is a 100% Employee-Owned Company employing over 1,200 people, with sales of over $450,000,000 located in Springfield, Missouri. While SRC’s chief business is remanufacturing, the company is best known for being the birthplace of open-book management. Once a failing division of International Harvester, SRC made national headlines when CEO, Jack Stack, used unconventional measures to turn the company around.
Under Stack’s leadership, employees started playing “The Great Game of Business®”. The Game was a way to teach employees how business worked in a way that was unintimidating and would make sense to everyone: using the analogy of a game. Using this method, SRC became one of the biggest turn-around stories of its time.
Thirty years later, SRC Holdings Corporation operates 31 business units including joint ventures with John Deere, Case New Holland and Navistar, and maintains two venture capital incubator funds. SRC Holdings Corporation has received international recognition because of its success, including the Top 100 Companies to Work for in America, WorldBlu Most Democratic Workplaces, the National Business Ethics Award and the Business Enterprise Trust Award.
Bio: From her many years working with companies that range from very large global tech companies to small very small innovative start-ups, Patty saw first-hand how companies can become slow and complacent and employees become cynics and whiners. She spent 14 years at Netflix experimenting with new ways to work. Making the Netflix culture deck become reality for the people who work there. From abolishing performance reviews to challenging the need for policies, Patty believes people come to work as fully formed adults with a desire to make an impact and be proud of what they do and she’s on a mission to spread the word that we can do this differently. She is frequently in the media with interviews and articles from Harvard Business Review, NPR, Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal. She speaks at CEO Forums, Business schools and for large groups around the world.
Bio: As PRES and founder of People Ink, Ann Rhoades provides the inspiration and strategic direction for creating values-centric cultures for our clients.
Ann has a respected reputation in the industry for her unique approach to creating customer-centric cultures and is a popular speaker on the subject of customer service and how to build strong high performance organizational cultures.
Prior to founding People Ink Ann served as the Chief People Officer of Southwest Airlines, Promus Hotel Company (Doubletree Hotel, Homewood Suites, Embassy Suites, and Hampton Inn brands), and Executive Vice President for JetBlue Airways.