Eric delivers inspiring keynotes, leads engaging case discussions, and delivers in-depth leadership development workshops. He currently teaches in multiple executive education programs at Harvard and M.I.T. No matter the content or venue, his goal can be summed up in three “i”s: interaction, insight, and impact. It is all about dialogue, not monologue.
Thanks so much for your presentation- it was so well received and a great start to our content. We enjoyed working with you and we are very pleased you could join us. [One CEO attendee] made a particular effort to tell me your material was exactly on point for him.
Conference organizers of one 2016 keynote presentation
Current Topics: Each can be delivered as a keynote, 90-minute seminar, or full- or half-day workshop:
Leading in Turbulent Times: Coping with a VUCAST World. These are challenging times for leaders. Some refer to this as VUCA: volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. To this I add two elements: System-scale change (e.g. climate change and urbanization) and ubiquitous Transparency. I explore the implications for leaders and offer practical guidance for making sense of and increasing impact in an uncertain world. Key ideas: leadership, resilience, cities, climate change, demographics, technology, values.
Leading in the 21st Century: Shaping the Future. Leading in the 21st century requires an artful blend of “same as it ever was” and “you’ve never seen this before.” Leading today requires embracing complexity, fostering adaptive capacity, and building resilience–all on a foundation of trust-based relationships with stakeholders. I present the concepts as well as pragmatic tools for putting them into practice. Key ideas: leadership, complexity, resilience, turbulence, agility, technology,trust.
You’re It! Mastering High-Stakes Meta-Leadership: Leadership moments come for all of us–some planned and some utterly unexpected. Will you be ready to set direction, make decisions, and inspire action when it is needed most? I use the dimensions of meta-leadership developed through work with hundreds of leaders in high stakes situations to help participants develop both their leadership capacity and capability. Key ideas: meta-leadership, crisis leadership, professional development.
I’ve worked with Eric on several projects, including the award-winning Longitudes global thought leadership program for UPS and the Executive Council’s sustainability conferences. Eric always offers leading-edge strategic thinking, a professional approach and warm personality to any project.
Bruce Danielson, Vice President, Bank of America (formerly of UPS).
Eric has spoken at conferences and other events for organizations such as Accenture, the Arthur Page Society, BeDo, Clean Gulf, Coca-Cola, Columbia Business School, the Executive Council of New York, Harvard Business School Publishing, HMG Strategy, IBM, Marketspace, Nuance, Oil Spill Response Group, O’Reilly Media, Premier Farnell, SAS, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), UPS, Virtuoso, and others.