Gary Hamel

World Renowned Business Strategy Expert, Author and Thought Leader

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    Gary Hamel

    World Renowned Business Strategy Expert, Author and Thought Leader

    Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

    Travels From: California, USA

    Gary Hamel is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Gary Hamel Speaker Biography

    Gary Hamel is one of the world’s most sought-after management speakers on the topics of strategy, leadership, innovation and change. He has worked with leading companies across the globe. Hamel has been on the faculty of the London Business School for more than 30 years and is the director of the Management Lab.

    In his work, speaker Gary Hamel has led transformational efforts in some of the world’s most notable companies and has helped to create billions of dollars in shareholder value.

    Hamel has written 20 articles for the Harvard Business Review and is the most reprinted author in the Review’s history. His landmark books have been translated into more than 25 languages. His most recent bestsellers are Humanocracy and The Future of Management. In these volumes, Hamel presents an impassioned plea for reinventing management and lays out a practical blueprint for building organizations that are “fit for the future.”

    Fortune magazine describes speaker Gary Hamel as “the world’s leading expert on business strategy,” and the Financial Times calls him a “management innovator without peer.” Hamel has been ranked by The Wall Street Journal as the world’s most influential business thinker and is a fellow of the Strategic Management Society and of the World Economic Forum.

    Hamel’s groundbreaking concepts such as “strategic intent,” “core competence,” “industry revolution,” and “management innovation,” have changed the language and practice of management in organizations around the globe.

    Hamel’s work inside of organizations has been equally pioneering.  Highlights include:

    • Building one of the world’s first “idea markets” inside a global energy leader.
    • Using crowdsourcing to help a European high tech company build a game-changing strategy.
    • Orchestrating a comprehensive effort to turn a venerable durable goods manufacturer into one of the world’s most innovative companies.
    • Helping a leading Korean company re-engineer its management practices around the principles of openness, community and meritocracy.
    • Designing and deploying an online platform that allowed the employees of a top fashion house to share and develop ideas for strengthening their company’s core values.
    • Developing innovation tools and platforms that have helped companies around the world de-commoditize mature industries and accelerate growth.
    • Running an online “hackathon” in which more than 1,700 senior executives collaborated to reinvent the HR function.
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    Gary Hamel Keynote Topics

    Every human being has within them a creative spark, yet our organizations harness only a fraction of that latent imagination. While 79% of leaders rank innovation as a top priority, 94% say their organizations aren’t as innovative as they need to be. What gives? If innovation is so important, why do most companies struggle with it? Because few of them have taken a systematic approach to making innovation instinctive for every individual and intrinsic to the organization itself.

    The winds of creative destruction are howling. Change is exponential and unrelenting. In this environment, the most important question for any organization is, “Are we changing as fast as the world around us?” Sadly, for many organizations the answer is no. Today, there are many who expect the old guard to lose. After all, in a hyper-kinetic world, resources count for less than resource-fulness, and companies that fall behind tend to stay behind.

    All too often, deep change is the product of crisis—it’s belated, convulsive and typically insufficient. The challenge, then, is to build an organization that can change as fast as change itself, that possesses an “evolutionary advantage.”

    If you want to win in a world of nimble, hungry upstarts, bureaucracy has to die. Young companies are bold, flexible and quick. Big companies, not so much. Research suggests that an excess of bureaucracy—too many layers and too many rules—costs OECD economies $9 trillion each year in lost economic output. Nevertheless, most struggle to imagine an alternative. Bureaucracy seems essential for achieving the control, coordination and consistency that allow large organizations to function. For decades that was true. Now it is not.

    A growing number of vanguard companies are proving it is possible to buy the benefits of bureaucracy duty-free. On average, these post-bureaucratic trailblazers enjoy a 30-50% productivity advantage over their peers, and are far more fleet-footed. Svenska Handelsbanken, the world’s most consistently profitable bank, has three management layers. Nucor, the highly innovative steel-maker has no central R&D and a head office of fewer than 100 individuals. Haier, a global leader in the appliance industry, has turned itself into a “platform” of 4,000 highly autonomous “micro-enterprises.” Turns out you can be big and fast, efficient and supple, disciplined and courageous.

    Gary Hamel Speaking Videos

    Gary Hamel - Innovation Advantages
    Gary Hamel - HR Innovation and Future of Work