23 Mar David Burkus
Speaker: DAVID BURKUS
Best-Selling Management & Leadership Author, and Organizational Psychologist
Speech Topics Include:
- Best Team Ever®: The Surprising Science Of High-Performing Teams
- Leading From Anywhere: How to Build High Performing Remote and Hybrid Teams
- Innovation Is a Team Sport
One of the world’s leading business thinkers, Dr. David Burkus’ forward-thinking ideas and bestselling books are helping leaders and teams do their best work ever.
He is the best-selling author of five books about business and leadership. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into dozens of languages. Since 2017, Burkus has been ranked multiple times as one of the world’s top business thought leaders. His insights on leadership and teamwork have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, USA Today ,Fast Company, the Financial Times, Bloomberg Business Week, CNN, the BBC, NPR, and CBS This Morning. A former business school professor, Burkus now works with leaders from organizations across all industries, including PepsiCo, Fidelity, Ernst & Young, Adobe, and NASA.
Burkus holds a master’s degree in organizational psychology from the University of Oklahoma, and a doctorate in strategic leadership from Regent University.
He lives outside of Tulsa with his wife and their two boys.
Best Team Ever®: The Surprising Science Of High-Performing Teams
Why are some teams more motivated, more innovative, and more successful than others? Why do some groups of talented and seemingly compatible people fall short against lesser teams with less suitable members? And why are we still so surprised about which team members excel, and which ones fail?
We know that high-performing teams deliver higher value results more consistently. But how do you build that high performing team? More often than not, great teams don’t become great because they recruit top talent or pay top dollar. Instead, building the best team ever is about shaping the habits and culture that bring out the best in each team member.
In this persuasive and provocative keynote, Dr. David Burkus argues that talent doesn’t make the team. The team makes the talent. Drawing on decades of research and diverse case studies, David reveals what some of the most effective teams in the world do differently, and how you can start doing the same on your team. Audience members will leave with a clear and concise understanding of how the culture of their team affects its performance and a simple and practical blueprint cultivating a Best Team Ever environment.
Leading From Anywhere: How to Build High Performing Remote and Hybrid Teams
It’s undeniable that we’re entering a new era of remote work. While many leaders seek to run business as usual, why settle for the usual when remote teams allow us to work even better? The research shows that employees are more productive and engaged when they have the freedom to work from anywhere.
Which means leaders need the skills to lead from anywhere.
In this meticulously researched, refreshingly practical talk, top business thought leader Dr. David Burkus provides managers with a complete guide to leading remotely, packed with everyday examples and illuminating insights. David tackles the key inflection points and challenges that remote managers face from taking the team remote and adding new members, to communicating effectively and quickly, managing performance, keeping the team engaged, and even helping them strike the right balance between work and life. This talk provides everything you’ll need to survive and thrive as the leader of a remote team—which is something all leaders will need to consider themselves from now on.
Innovation Is a Team Sport
Why do so many innovation efforts fail? Why do our best attempts at creative problem solving never seem to reach their full potential?
The cause of both frustrations, it turns out, are actually the same. In this keynote, Dr. David Burkus targets a common misconception about creativity and innovation: that they have to do with changing how individuals think. Instead, research reveals that “lone creators” are historically rare and for most innovations, creativity is a team sport. By combining insights from social science research and practical takeaways from the most innovative companies and teams, David outlines a prescription for any team or organization to work more creatively together, without silos, politics, or frustration. David’s insights are practical, applicable, and tailored to the audience’s situation.