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The Untold LinkedIn Hyper-Growth Story - ON DEMAND - NO CE

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Human Resource Development
Steve Cadigan
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All Levels
1 Hour
Access for 90 day(s) after purchase.


LinkedIn is considered by many to be one of the most impressive growth stories in the history of technology companies in Silicon Valley. In just 16 years it grew from nothing into a game changing company in a new industry and the performance of the company and the stock broke all kinds of records. The untold story of LinkeIn's success is that they grew a world class company and a world class team in the midst of a massive war for talent where their competitors for talent (Google, Facebook, Apple and more) could out pay and out perk and out benefit them. They grew a company when all the leaders had never built a company before. Despite the odds the leadership team succeeded and built a company and a culture that many still consider the gold standard. Steve Cadigan was at the epicenter of this growth as the first Chief HR Officer of LinkeIn and he delivers a front row seat to the wild and crazy and amazing ride that took LinkedIn from an unknown career destination into one of the top places to work in the world! Steve delivers a first hand account of lessons learned, mistakes made and what it was like to be facing a situation he had never faced before - hypergrowth. Wherever you are in your learning journey you will enjoy this class.

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Learning Objectives
  • This course is a deep dive case study into LinkedIn - a highly successful growth story
  • Why Hypergrowth can be challenging
  • Competing for talent against top companies and how that forced LinkedIn to be creative
  • How LinkedIn ultimately found that culture was their competitive advantage
  • Lessons learned in hyper growth and mistakes that you can avoid

Major Subjects
  • Talent
  • Business Growth
  • People Strategy
  • Culture
  • Communication
  • Trust Strategy

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Steve Cadigan regularly speaks at conferences and major universities around the world and is regularly retained by Silicon Valley’s top VCs for his talent expertise. Steve is frequently asked to appear on TV and is a regular guest onBloomberg West and CNBC.

Prior to launching his own firm, Steve worked as an HR executive for over 25 years at a wide range of top-tier companies including ESPRIT, Allianz, Cisco Systems, Electronic Arts, and capped by serving as the first CHRO for LinkedIn from 2009 through 2012. The culture that he built during his time at LinkedIn is still recognized as the gold standard today.

Presently, Steve serves on the Board of Directors to three companies and sits on the Advisory Board of several others.

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Any professional who is curious bout hyper growth and how challenging it can be to undertake

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