• Nour is the best-selling author of Relationship Economics, Return on Impact, and CO-CREATE.
• Since 2002, Nour and his company, the Nour Group, have showed hundreds of companies how to capitalize their business relationships via both interpersonal relationships and social media networking.
Nour also serves as a trusted advisor to global clients, and coaches corporate leaders and rising entrepreneurs. He is an adjunct professor at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, was named to the Global Gurus Top 30 Leadership Professionals list, and is honored to be one of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches.
Nour’s unique insights have been featured in a variety of prominent blogs and publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, Forbes, Huffington Post Business, Entrepreneur, and Knowledge@Wharton.
- ConnectAbility: 8 Keys to Building Strong Partnerships with Your Colleagues and Your Customers
-noun: 1. an agile approach to running an organization that takes into account the psychology of human interaction; 2. the only way to do business in today’s economy
Drawing from the powerful lessons of emotional awareness and relationship dynamics, ConnectAbility promotes a sophisticated yet simple method for developing superior partnerships guaranteed to create quality results on a consistent basis. Even the best-intentioned team players too often focus more on communicating their own ideas than hearing and understanding what others have to say. ConnectAbility changes all this using eight steps to fostering optimum communication, which include:
•Sharing your power with others
•Expressing yourself with authenticity
•Engaging your audience with humor
•Challenging yourself by taking charge
•Maintaining awareness of emotional dynamics
- Adaptive Innovation
Create a sustainable competitive advantage, develop a relationship-centric culture, and have the audacity to fail and the ability to learn from those failures. Grow market value faster than your competitors, help your channel partners differentiate your unique products or services, and shake up your value chain. It sounds difficult; David makes it simple.
- Strategy Visualization: Storytelling as a New Leadership Competency
Death by PowerPoint. Confusing corporate lingo. Hard-to-grasp concepts. No wonder organizations struggle to get their teams and partners aligned on new strategies. But there’s a better way – one that turns complex initiatives into messages that are simple, clear, easy to understand, and fast to act on. Welcome to the age of Strategy Visualization.
- Co-Create: How your business will profit from innovative and strategic collaboration
Individuals, teams, and organizations must balance learning and performing to evolve. That evolution no longer comes from being the smartest in the room but from innovative collaboration with strategic relationships - within and external to the organization. David will explain how co-creating provides the construct, the process, and the tools to help your audience do just that – evolve themselves, their teams, and their organization. Recognized by many past clients as David’s best thinking and practical, pragmatic work to date.
- Curve Benders: At the Intersection of Future of Work and Strategic Relationships
We’re all on a personal and professional growth trajectory. For most, it’s trending positively in a linear path. Did you know that 15 different forces can dramatically present opportunities for strategic relationships to bend that curve? Not just by a little, but by a lot. Forget linear growth; what if it was exponential, making your graph look more like a hockey stick?
In the Future of Work – how we’ll live, work, and play – a few select relationships will become your curve benders and will elevate you above others. The question is, how do you find them? Who are they? And how can you become one?
- Return on Impact: Leaderships strategies for the age of connected relationships
Return on Impact isn’t about Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. It’s about socially enabling organizations to listen louder, think faster, and respond to changing market dynamics, helping them reinvent, adapt, and relate in new and powerful ways.
David discusses how SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud) is swinging the power pendulum in the direction of members and customers, leaving many industries and organizations out of the equation, and how you can get the most return on your business interactions, involvement, image, and impact.
- Relationship Economics: Transform your most valuable business contacts into personal and professional success
Focus on the quantifiable value of business relationships and provide a systematic process for identifying, building, nurturing, and leveraging personal and professional relationships. David introduces battle-tested best practices, based on his global experiences, along with social science research and hundreds of executive interviews, that bridge the gap between relationship creation and relationship capitalization.
The cornerstone keynote based on the best-selling book, Relationship Economics Updated & Revised (Wiley, 2012), delivered to more than 30 corporate, association and academic forums annually.