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Mary Slaughter

Executive Vice President, Global Practices & Consulting NeuroLeadership Institute

Mary is seasoned global executive and the Chief Human Resources Officer at North Highland Consulting. Prior to joining North Highland, she was a Managing Director with Deloitte Consulting, LLP in their Human Capital Practice, focused on organizational transformation and talent management strategies. In 2017, North Highland was recognized by Consulting Magazine as one of the top management consulting firms for building a career.

In addition to being CHRO, she has held the roles of Chief Learning Officer, Chief Talent Officer and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, as well as an array of sales and sales operations roles. Prior to being in management consulting, she worked in financial services for 10 years with SunTrust and Wells Fargo, as well as 20 years in the technology sector with AT&T and Lucent Technologies.

Mary has served in many executive advisory roles including the Association for Training Development (ATD) Board of Directors, the NeuroLeadership Institute’s Advisory Board, Bersin by Deloitte’s Advisory Council, and The Conference Board’s Council on Learning, Development and Organizational Performance. She’s a frequent industry speaker and has been featured in Talent Management, T+D, CLO, and Selling Power magazines. Under her leadership, her teams have won awards from Bersin & Associates for leadership development, Brandon Hall for sales talent management, CLO Magazine for academic partnerships, Training Magazine’s Top 125 and ATD BEST for exceptional enterprise learning.

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CASE STUDY: HP Embraces Growth Mindset and Kickstarts Culture Change

With a continued focus on growth and key leadership principles, HP has managed to dominate its market and see huge gains in engagement.
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How Microsoft Changed Its Culture by Going Simple

Exhaustive lists of leadership principles burden the brain, making them hard to remember and nearly impossible to weave into the larger culture.
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CASE STUDY: Nokia Turns Two Cultures into One

A focus on growth mindset and building unity through conversations and bias mitigation have helped Nokia create lasting culture change.
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Leaders Need More Than Buy-In to Create Culture Change

Establishing the right priorities are important to create long-lasting change, but leaders also need to implement the right habits and systems.
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The First Step Toward Culture Change Is a Shift in Mindset

A shift in mindset — from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset — is the first step leaders need to take in their organization to help kickstart culture change.
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Culture Change Isn’t a Mystery If Leaders Follow the Science

Changing a culture can feel like just about the toughest job a leader has. It’s hard enough getting yourself to act differently — how could…
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Why NeuroLeadership Is Moving from ‘Leadership and Change’ to ‘Culture and Leadership’

As the world continues to evolve, and as business, economic, and social influences emerge, the NeuroLeadership Institute is always revisiting the emerging research and our…
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Why NeuroLeadership Is Moving from ‘Leadership and Change’ to ‘Culture and Leadership’

As the world continues to evolve, and as business, economic, and social influences emerge, the NeuroLeadership Institute is always revisiting the emerging research and our…

Your Organization’s DNA Part 2: Changing Culture

 Presented by Mary Slaughter (NLI) & Heidi Grant (NLI).

Your Organization’s DNA: Redefining Culture

 Culture is the DNA of an organization: the how-we-do-things building blocks that, for better or worse, get endlessly replicated as a company grows. But just like…
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How the Psychological Effects of Power Help Explain Harassment

In 2004, Pamela Smith, now an associate professor of management at the University of California, San Diego, happened upon a clue into what power does…
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