Future Fluency
Future Fluency
Future Fluency is a podcast series that challenges conventional thinking about the links between innovation, culture, the changing face of America, and what it means for business. We convene a wide range of perspectives—from neuroscientists and sociologists to those of authors and business leaders—to help make sense of how we think about diversity in this era of disruption. Hosted by Ashley Marchand Orme, Future Fluency is produced by the National Association of Corporate Directors.
When Climate Enters the Boardroom
Melissa Paschall, Melody Meyer, and Maryanne Hancock look inside the boardroom at how boards and directors are confronting the climate crisis.
Mar 16, 2022
22 min
How Can the Private Sector Address Climate Change?
• Melissa Paschall, Melody Meyer, and Maryanne Hancock discuss the shifts we are seeing in how the private sector is addressing climate change.
Mar 2, 2022
21 min
Future Trends: Outside Influences on Corporate Governance
As the world continues to change, should boards and the directors that sit on them anticipate their roles changing as well? Mike Lubrano, Judy Samuelson, Ram Charan, and Stilpon Nestor discuss the ways in which changes wrought by technology, the pandemic, and the evolving business environment could affect boards and directors in the years to come.
Feb 16, 2022
28 min
Future Trends: What Today can Teach us About the Future
Over the last two years multiple megatrends have impacted boardrooms simultaneously. Mike Lubrano, Judy Samuelson, Ram Charan, and Stilpon Nestor discuss how assessing our present environment can give us insight into the future of corporate governance.
Feb 2, 2022
28 min
Podcast Break
We’re pushing the pause button on the podcast for just a bit, but we’ll be back to cover the issues you care about. So subscribe and keep an eye out for more.
Jun 3, 2021
31 sec
When Diversity Is Good for the Group
In a homogenous group setting, the sense of similarity among peers can make it feel as though the group can collaborate more easily. But when it comes to group performance, easy is not always best. An expert from the Neuroleadership Institute shares insights on diversity and group dynamics.
May 19, 2021
23 min
Beyond ‘Pinkwashing:’ Insights From Global Board Diversity Mandates
A research team out of Northeastern University looked at how companies in India complied with board-level gender diversity mandates. The insights the researchers gleaned may have implications for the US, as states implement or consider their own diversity mandates.
May 5, 2021
28 min
Coming Soon
We’ve got some great news. We’ll be back with all-new episodes of the Future Fluency podcast beginning May 6. Be sure to listen in and subscribe!
Apr 28, 2021
37 sec
An ‘Unprecedented’ Year
In this special year-end episode, we hear from a few familiar experts who help us review 2020 and look ahead to the trends we expect will take center stage in 2021.
Dec 2, 2020
42 min
Taking Stock of the Market: A Conversation With Kim Parker
While some US adults look at the performance of the stock market as an indicator for how well the economy is doing, other stakeholders put little weight on the markets’ ups and downs. Kim Parker from the Pew Research Center shares survey findings about Americans’ opinions of the health of the economy.
Nov 18, 2020
20 min
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