FOUNDER & CEODenise Graziano
Denise Graziano is a strategic advisor and expert in organizational communication and change. She is a recognized authority, international speaker, best selling author and 3 decade advisor to the C-suite. Denise delivers insights across strategy, employee, customer and investor relationship issues. Over her 35 year career, 30 leading Graziano Associates, she has advised leaders of F100 to mid-market to Private Equity organizations. Throughout her career Denise has been studying what drives and motivates employees, customers and investors. Her experience has enabled her to accurately predict blind spots about team performance that can exponentially affect a company’s bottom line. She is regularly featured in the media and is best selling author of Talent is a Team Sport. She is CEO of Graziano Associates, a boutique consulting firm that solves today’s talent, management and communication challenges.
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Imagine being able to focus on your transformative plans and be ready for the next disruption because talent is not an issue.
Book Denise to engage and motivate your audience.
In Talent is a Team Sport I want to bridge the gap and present solutions and emerging best practices that enable you to have the personnel to serve clients now, fill your pipeline for long-range plans and help give you a competitive edge in your market.
Taking Back Control amid relentless business disruptions.
Denise Graziano’s keynote sharing insights on how leaders can take back control amid
constant external business disruptions at the SHRM Volunteer Business Leaders Meeting 12/22.
Teams, Predictive Data & the Hybrid Workplace
Denise Graziano discusses the power of teams, predictive people data & cautions in the hybrid workplace
How not to lose competitive ground.
Avoid pitfalls and how not to lose competitive ground during return to office and hybrid transitions. Denise Graziano outlines one aspect of the top 3 blind spots that should concern leaders and boards in 2021.
Scottsdale, Arizona, Virtual, New York City
CIO Forum (Scottsdale, AZ)
September 25th-27th, 2022
Logistics & Supply Chain Forum (Scottsdale, AZ)
September 25th-27th, 2022
CFO Forum (NYC)
October 13th, 2022
CIO Forum (NYC)
October 27th, 2022
Forum Discussion Topics:
5 Risky Imbalances that Keep Leaders from the Business Results they Expect
Often the simplest principles create conditions for success. Balance is one those principles.
Since the pandemic, you have had to constantly react to relentless disruptions: safety protocols, hybrid work, supply chain, energy, inflation, recession, talent shortages, rising wages, global economic and geopolitical uncertainty. Any combination of these external headwinds can throw companies off balance. Off-balance tech teams, leaders and organizations cannot move forward in a proactive way toward business goals. Constantly having to react, and regain ground is not healthy for growth nor transformation. Instead it disrupts and impedes progress. In short, constantly having to react to crises and regain ground is not healthy for transformation.
Here’s how to fix it: mitigate risks you can control. Here are 5 key imbalances to focus on, and action steps CIOs can take:
- Staffing for Effective Execution
- DEI Accountability and Diverse Thinking
- Hybrid Team Leadership
- Board and leader misalignment
- Customer listening and loyalty
Denise will use audience input to guide the focus of the top 1 or 2 imbalances to address in your session and provide most relevant takeaways.
CEO Talent Summit (Virtual)
September 28th, 2022
Talent Summit Discussion Topics:
Avoid mishires (and mis-fires) to hit more business goals.
Having enough of the right people in the right seats to execute on business goals is a constant struggle. What’s worse, mishires crush morale, waste time, money and have a ripple effect which makes it very difficult for leaders to lead effectively.
Bias, subjectivity and consistency contribute to a guessing game.
Learn the things leaders should be doing now outpace competitors with more right fit talent.
Having enough of the right people in the right seats to execute on business goals is a constant struggle. What’s worse, mishires crush morale, waste time and money, and have a ripple effect, which makes it very difficult for leaders to lead effectively. Bias, subjectivity and inconsistency can contribute to a guessing game when making hiring decisions. Learn the things leaders should be doing now to find more “right-fit” talent and, in turn, outpace competitors.
Denise Graziano Speaking/Media Demo
Denise speaks and advises leaders internationally about getting better business results and building winning teams. She speaks in keynote, breakout, workshop and other formats. Here are some recent topics:
- Improving Business Results by Mitigating Key Risks
- Workplace issues & Culture Communication
- Aligning Business Strategy with Talent Strategy