Curve Bending


There is no going "back to normal!" The only path is forward. How? Innovative Ideas, Co-Created through your strategic relationships! 2020 is the year of nonlinear growth. Welcome to the Curve Benders Movement.


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Your audience needs both relevant content and unique virtual experiences.

Most organizations are beyond the initial shock of this global pandemic. We've been sheltering-in-place, social distancing, wearing masks out, and blending our professional responsibilities with our personal obligations.


To recover from this economic crater, we must recalibrate our focus on getting the demand back! Without specific strategies to protect current, and generate net-new revenues, the rest won't matter! 

At The Nour Group, we, too, have pivoted our content and virtual delivery to match the growth needs of our global clients. With every engagement, we invest resources to get to know you and your audience, customize fresh content, and deliver it with conviction. Because it’s not about being talked at; it’s about engaging the audience to think and do differently!


Curve Benders - Future of Work, Strategic Relationships, and Nonlinear Growth

2020 is the year of nonlinear growth. We're beyond the initial shock of the global pandemic. Initially, many organizations took a defensive posture of cutting - expenses, travel, external resources. No organization can cut its way to growth, so what should be your offensive strategy - to get demand back, elevate your global talent, double down on your digital infrastructure, and accelerate your organization's learning and growth. Welcome to the future of work, strategic relationships, and nonlinear growth.

Strategy Visualization - Storytelling as a Critical Leadership Competency

Your strategy became irrelevant when Covid-19 became a global pandemic. Digital audiences no longer have the patience for death by PowerPoint, outdated information, confusing corporate jargon, or hard-to-grasp theoretical concepts. No wonder organizations struggle to pivot their strategies. But there’s a better way – visual stories told clearly, concisely with the ability to cascade, can get your entire team/organization aligned quickly. This is Strategy Visualization, where visual storytelling is the leadership competency to set your team apart.

Agile Alignment - Clarity, Acceleration, Impact

Covid-19 has uncovered a great number of organizational flaws. Most leaders have less time to pivot. Those who can move with speed and agility, while keeping everyone on the same page are setting themselves apart from their competitive peers. Beyond playing defense, to play offense, you need new initiatives for new growth and a roadmap to get there. Agile Alignment is a visual framework to unleash growth through clarity, acceleration, and impact. It harnesses the fact that our brains process visuals 60,000 faster than text!

Digital Relationships - From Luxury to Necessity

If your value is delivered via physical proximity and we can't physically meet for some time, how do you engage and influence others through your digital relationships? How can you pivot all that you were able to do in-person, to virtual meetings, using webcams and digital whiteboards? Nour wrote about Return on Impact, at the nexus of leadership strategies and digital relationships a decade ago. This session is a fresh look at best practices in engaging one-on-one or one-to-many online.

Crisis Leadership - Be Believed, Before You're Believed-In

If you've ever tackled a key challenge or an opportunity, only to find out half-way there that there is no one following you, you understand that crisis leadership is all about relationships. From a foundation of trust to clarity of the message, and the authenticity of the messenger, the likely leader, must be believed before she/he can be believed-in. You want others to follow you through the pandemic recovery? Let's take a closer look at the depth and breadth of your strategic relationships and the ten attributes of your brand.

Sentiment Analysis in Economic Rebound

Did you know that astute investors use sentiment analysis of public company earnings call to measure, and with a high degree of confidence, predict the company's future performance? What if the same technique applied to the believability, credibility, and forward-thinking of your current performance, agile and immediate pivot based on available market information, and net-new growth rebound?



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Why Strategic Relationships Will Power Your Non-Linear Growth in The Future of Work

In the future of how we'll work, live, play, and give, we're all on a personal and professional growth journey. For most, it's a linear path. Nour has researched 15 forces he believes will dramatically impact that journey from now to next. We also find unique strategic relationships on that journey to have profound impacts in our non-linear growth. Accelerate your growth and you accelerate your personal and professional value. In the future of work, we call these relationships, Curve Benders!

So, who and where are these Curve Benders? And how do you become one?


Transform Your Most Valuable Business Contacts Into Personal and Professional Success

Focus on the quantifiable value of business relationships and provide a systematic process for identifying, building, nurturing, and leveraging personal and professional relationships. David introduces battle-tested best practices, based on his global experiences, along with social science research and hundreds of executive interviews, that bridge the gap between relationship creation and relationship capitalization.


The cornerstone keynote based on the best-selling book, Relationship Economics Updated & Revised (Wiley, 2012), delivered to more than 30 corporate, association and academic forums annually.


How Your Business Will Profit from Innovative and Strategic Collaboration

Individuals, teams, and organizations must balance learning and performing to evolve. That evolution no longer comes from being the smartest in the room but from innovative collaboration with strategic relationships - within and external to the organization.


David will explain how co-creating provides the construct, the process, and the tools to help your audience do just that – evolve themselves, their teams, and their organization. Recognized by many past clients as Nour's best thinking and practical, pragmatic work to date.


Leadership Strategies For The Age of Connected Relationships

Return on Impact isn’t about Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. It’s about socially enabling organizations to listen louder, think faster, and respond to changing market dynamics, helping them reinvent, adapt, and relate in new and powerful ways.


David discusses how SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud) is swinging the power pendulum in the direction of members and customers, leaving many industries and organizations out of the equation, and how you can get the most return on your business interactions, involvement, image, and impact.


If you’re looking for a fresh thinker, passionate if not impactful presenter, and certainly a very credible operator who brings both thought- and practice-leadership to your audience, you should hire David Nour for your next keynote. He’ll definitely make your audience think about leading their organizations differently.

– Molly Alton Mullins, CEO & Chief Strategist, SEVEN12 Management

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