Seth Mattison

Seth Mattison is an Internationally renowned expert and author on workforce trends, generational dynamics, and business strategy. He is Co-Founder and Chief Movement Officer of Luminate Labs, a media platform and global community of luminaries, leaders and influencers igniting powerful change in the way we work, lead, live, and love. In this role, Mattison advises many of the world’s leading brands and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work. 

Mattison and Joshua Medcalf co-authored the book, The War at Work: A Tale of Navigating the Unwritten Rules of the Hierarchy in a Half Changed World. The book describes The Age of the Network, a world of hyper-connectivity and constant flux, where disruption is the norm and autonomy, empowerment and meaning are basic expectations of the new workforce. Living in a "half-changed world," everything from communication and etiquette, policies, and procedures, where and when work happens, and “paying your dues” are still influenced by a long list of “unwritten rules” established by the world that preceded the Network: the Hierarchy. Responsible for the creation of incredible efficiencies and scale over the past 150 years, the top-down structures and culture of the Hierarchy are still deeply embedded in our organizations and leadership ideologies today. This books shows readers how to become leaders who can successfully navigate the challenge of thriving in two very different worlds.  

Mattison's ideas and writings have been featured in such publications as The Wall St. JournalForbesThe Huffington Post, and The Globe and Mail and he was named to the Editors’ Picks for Speakers to Watch in 2017. 

With his finger on the pulse of today’s changing workforce, Seth blends storytelling from his own personal experience going from a fourth generation farm kid to working with category leading global brands, while leveraging cutting edge research to develop fresh perspectives on the key strategic issues most relevant for today’s leaders. Over the past decade Seth has shared his insight with thousands of business leaders around the world and has received accolades from many of the world’s best brands including: MasterCard, Johnson and Johnson, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, AT&T, PepsiCo, GE Energy, Cisco, State Farm, Merrill Lynch, Dow, and Disney.

At our event, Seth will share insights from his book and provide take-away value that will help your organization harness the power of top talent and tap in to brainpower throughout your entire organization. He'll also talk about how to establish systems to nurture and harvest ideas and to adapt quickly and proactively to changes in the marketplace. 

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