Parents teach their kids how to get along with others, and they enable them to build meaningful relationships for the rest of their lives. But the education shouldn’t stop upon entering the workplace. There’s a big difference between getting along and forming strong relationships with your peers, and although leaders preach about positive work environments, do organizations care to develop the relationship building skills employees need to do important work? How can companies get at the “softer side” of organizational development and ensure their workers’ time there is meaningful?
Michelle Reina, Co-Founder and CEO, Author, Reina Trust Building Institute
Michelle Reina, Ph.D. is co-founder of Reina, A Trust Building Consultancy. She is an internationally sought-after trust-building consultant, speaker and executive coach. In the field of organizational trust, Michelle, who began work on th... More View all posts
Michelle Reina, Ph.D. is co-founder of Reina, A Trust Building Consultancy. She is an internationally sought-after trust-building consultant, speaker and executive coach. In the field of organizational trust, Michelle, who began work on the topic of trust in 1991, is considered a pioneer. She has a unique ability to keenly listen to and understand the needs of organizations, leaders and individuals and for applying trust-building principles to ensure they are met. Together with her husband, Dennis S. Reina, Ph.D., she co-authored the award-winning, best-selling books Trust and Betrayal in the Workplace: Building Effective Relationships in Your Organization, 2nd ed. and Rebuilding Trust in the Workplace: Seven Steps to Renew Confidence, Commitment and Energy (Berrett-Koehler). Dr. Reina has been supporting leaders and their organizations for over twenty years. Through her revolutionary work, research, and practice, she helps integrate trust-building behaviors into strategic organizational initiatives to achieve sustainable business results and transform cultures. Reina’s mission: live, build, and teach models of trust, healing, and renewal to support people and organizations. Michelle has worked around the world and through out the United States with organizations such as: American Express, Ben & Jerry’s, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly Clark, Turner Broadcasting, US Army, Walt Disney World, Harvard University and Yale University. She was recognized with the Global Strategic Leadership Award at the World HRD Congress in Mumbai, India. Dr. Reina has published numerous articles and her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, New York Times, and Harvard Business Management Update. She has appeared on CNNfn, CNBC and a variety of radio shows. A particularly satisfying part of her work is how clients integrate the trust-building concepts into all aspects of life. Says Michelle: “People tell me that, not only has the company culture transformed, but so have their relationships at home. Leaders teach the trust concepts to their family, which deepens their relationships and ends up changing lives.” Less View all posts
Warren Kudman, Former CIO, Sealed Air Corporation
Warren Kudman is the former Chief Information Officer of Sealed Air Corporation, a $7.8 Billion global manufacturer and world leader in food and industrial packaging and cleaning and hygiene solutions. As CIO Warren was responsible for deli... More View all posts
Warren Kudman is the former Chief Information Officer of Sealed Air Corporation, a $7.8 Billion global manufacturer and world leader in food and industrial packaging and cleaning and hygiene solutions. As CIO Warren was responsible for delivering information services that enabled the execution of the Sealed Air’s strategic objectives, improved customers’ ease of doing business with the company, and supported continuous improvement in Sealed Air’s day-to-day operations. During his time as CIO, Warren was also selected to lead the Integration Program for Sealed Air's acquisition of Diversey, a $3 Billion global entity. Prior to joining Sealed Air, Warren spent 6 years with McKinsey & Company in the New York, New Jersey, and Copenhagen offices. During this time, he advised clients in market strategy, information technology strategy and management, operations improvement, and sales force productivity in the transportation, financial services, telecommunications, and pharmaceutical industries. Less View all posts