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Whitney Johnson

CEO, Author, Lecturer, Keynote Speaker, Podcast Host WLJ Advisors

Whitney Johnson is the CEO of WLJ Advisors and one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world as named by Thinkers50. She is an expert on helping high-growth organizations develop high-growth individuals. Whitney is an award-winning author, world-class keynote speaker, frequent lecturer for Harvard Business School's Corporate Learning and an executive coach and advisor to CEOs and C-Suite Executives. She is a popular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, has 1.7 million followers on LinkedIn, where she was selected as a Top Voice in 2018. Her course on Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship has been viewed more than 1 million times. In 2019, she was ranked #3 on the Global Gurus' Top 30 Organizational Culture Professionals and in 2017, she was selected as a "Top 15 Coach" by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith from more than 16,000 candidates.

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Hybrid work: connected and flexible

Whitney Johnson

I haven’t been sick in over a year. That might be a red flag. Don’t get me wrong: I’m deeply grateful that I haven’t contracted COVID, deeply grateful for the...

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Breaking the hybrid barrier: how to recruit and retain top talent

Whitney Johnson

Patrick Pichette, former CFO of Google, was already at the top of his game when the company recruited him. Pichette was a catch: a blue-chip CFO twice over. He’d served...

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Personal disruption: the wind beneath your wings

Whitney Johnson

When it comes to my own team, I don’t want us to get too good at our jobs. If we can do our jobs in our sleep, then we have...

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To succeed in hybrid work, disrupt yourself

Whitney Johnson

IF I WERE to pick two words to describe the COVID pandemic, the first would be “tragedy,” and the second would be “disruption.” We used to know exactly what “I’m...

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