Trulaske Business Insider

Trulaske Business Insider Series

The Trulaske College of Business created the Trulaske Business Insider series to connect the expertise and passions of our faculty with citizens of the state of Missouri and beyond. With the goal of providing business-related expertise in a wide array of topics, we seek to ensure that the knowledge created and developed at Trulaske is accessible and extended to the people Missouri and our friends and supporters across the globe.

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August 17, 2020

Noon to 1 p.m. CDT

A View from the Top: Diversity & Inclusion and their Impact on Organizational Success

Inclusion, diversity and equity (IDE) are integral parts of organizational success. Many companies have invested in IDE and understand the competitive edge that can be gained, while others are just beginning their journey.

There is a significant body of research demonstrating the positive outcomes of effective IDE integration. Research suggests that there is a clear connection between diversity with inclusive leadership and innovation, growth, engagement and organizational performance. But diversity alone is not enough. Organizational leadership must drive inclusion to achieve the desired organizational and individual growth and performance. Most organizations understand the positive effects of creating a diverse and inclusive culture, but still fall short of their goals.

In “A View from the Top: Diversity & Inclusion and their Impact on Organizational Success,” participants will have an opportunity to connect with diverse executives, who will discuss their unique professional journeys and explain how integrating inclusion, diversity and equity has benefited their organizational performance.


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July 13, 2020

Noon to 1 p.m. CDT

Thinking Inside the Box: Creating an Environment that Nurtures Good Ideas

When the world gets more challenging – fewer resources, more competition – you need new ideas to move it forward.

The problem is, when it comes to getting the ideas out of the minds of the people in your organization, you may be your own worst enemy.

Ideas happen inside the minds of individuals. And there may be more good ideas inside the minds of your employees than at the top of the organization. It’s not the wisdom of the company that will come up with something truly creative or innovative for your business, it’s the wisdom of someone in the company.

How can we do a better job of creating an environment in which good ideas are nurtured?

In “Thinking Inside the Box: Creating an Environment that Nurtures Good Ideas,” you will learn practical steps that you can implement in your business immediately.


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Our Inaugural Event

Riding the Roller coaster of Disrupted Supply Chains in Missouri

June 22, 2020

Noon to 1 p.m. CDT

Fasten your seat belt as the roller coaster ride of managing supply chains has more breath-taking loops, dips and hair-pin turns in it than ever before!

Supply Chain Management is at the heart of how today’s business sources materials, plans operations, manages demand and delivers products to customers – but in 2020 (and likely beyond), the business supply chain playbook is being rewritten.  Factors that have traditionally contributed to business success may no longer be sufficient to guide success or survival in the future.


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