Curve Benders: The Intersection of the Future of Work and Strategic Relationships

It’s such a disruptive time in the world. Individuals and businesses are reeling to make sense of what’s happening. Many leaders are using defensive strategies to keep their operations afloat. More astute leaders, however, are pivoting their capabilities to minimize disruptions in their operations. As a whole, this pandemic gives us an impetus to step-up […]

David Nour on Ten Signs of Weak Business Relationships

I’m always fascinated by the conversations I have with prospective clients about their business relationships, right after I hear comments like “we have a fantastic culture,” or “we have an amazing relationship with our clients!” My first reaction is to simply ask them “how do you know?” To which their response is often formulaic or […]

Curve Benders Podcast – Evolution of Associations with Elisa Pratt, CAE

The 31st episode of the Curve Benders podcast is live with a former client, and now Nour Cohort Community member, Elisa Pratt, CAE. She’s an association management executive with a passion for engagement, whether grassroots advocacy or the development and advancement of regional chapter affiliates both domestically and internationally. In the last two decades, she […]

Curve Benders Podcast – Embracing Uncertainty with Margaret Heffernan

The latest episode of the Curve Benders Podcast is live with renowned business thinker, former CEO, popular TED speaker, and bestselling author, Margaret Heffernan. I was fascinated by our conversation on how our society has become increasingly obsessed with predicting the future. Margaret and I discussed how as a society, we find doubt and uncertainty […]

Curve Benders Podcast – The Profound Rationale for Voice with Amy Edmondson

Episode 30 of the Curve Benders Podcast on The Profound Rational for Voice with Amy Edmondson, is live. I’ve been a long-time fan of Amy’s work, incorporating her research on the Spectrum of Failure into my book, Return on Impact back in 2012. More recently, we met at the Thinkers 50 annual gala in London, […]

David Nour on Innovation, Relationships, and Cultural Shifts on Real Leaders Podcast

Join me live THIS Friday, Aug. 21 at 4 PM ET for the Real Leaders Podcast. I’ll share insights into using the global pandemic as an impetus for rethinking, reimagining, if not reinventing key parts of your business. We’ll discuss the role of strategic relationships, and a fundamental cultural shift we’re seeing in global enterprises. We’ll […]

Curve Benders Podcast – Building an Organization of Truth and Just

Episode 27 of the Curve Benders Podcast on Building an Organization of Truth and Just with Ron Carucci, is live. Meeting Ron was one of those delightful serendipitous opportunities in life, as we sat next to each other on a bus ride to Marshall Goldsmith’s home in Rancho Santa Fe, near San Diego. During our […]

Writing Curve Benders Book – Chapter One: Work-Life Blending

Chapter One: Work-Life Blending: The Secret to Align Corporate Strategy with Personal Objectives “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. The power of education extends beyond the development of the skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation.” – Nelson Mandela Curve Benders […]

Curve Benders Podcast – Speaking Truth to Power with Megan Reitz

Episode 26 of the Curve Benders Podcast on Speaking Truth to Power with Megan Reitz, is live. I first met Megan at the Thinkers 50 gathering in London last November. She had me at hello, as she is incredibly personable, deliberate in her verbal communication, and insightful in her research. As you’ll hear in our […]