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Morten Hansen is a highly respected leadership expert, business speaker, and best-selling author. He has been recognized as one of the world's most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50. His latest book, "Great at Work," is based on a thorough study of 5,000 workers and illustrates how top performers are able to accomplish more by working less.
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Business speaker Morten Hansen is an accomplished leadership expert and best-selling author. Thinkers50 named him as one of the world’s most influential management thinkers. Morten Hansen has held professorships at prestigious institutions such as Harvard Business School and INSEAD. He is currently a management professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
Hansen’s research on leadership, collaboration, innovation, and corporate excellence has been published in numerous academic journals. He has also garnered numerous awards. His book Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Smarter, and Achieve More is based on a comprehensive study of 5,000 managers and employees. He also co-wrote the best-selling Great by Choice with Jim Collins, which provides data-driven insights into how businesses can thrive in uncertainty.
Hansen’s book Collaboration explores how managers can break down silos within a company and create value through cross-organizational collaboration. Hansen has published several popular Harvard Business Review articles. His work has been also featured in major publications such as Business Week, The New York Times, and The Economist. He has given keynote speeches and provided consulting to numerous Fortune 100 companies, including Apple, Intel, American Express, AT&T, Walmart, Chevron, IBM, Microsoft, and Cisco.
Speaker Morten Hansen holds a PhD from Stanford Business School, where he was a Fulbright scholar. He has also served as a senior manager at the Boston Consulting Group, where he advised corporate clients globally. In his free time, Hansen, a former silver medalist in the Norwegian junior track and field championship, enjoys running, hiking, good food, and traveling with his wife and two daughters in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Morten Hansen has conducted a comprehensive study of more than 5,000 individuals to identify the factors that contribute to exceptional performance in leadership, teams, and individuals within companies and other organizations. He has identified "Seven Work Smarter Practices" that can be applied by anyone seeking to improve their own or their team's performance. Hansen's surprising findings offer a new perspective on how to achieve greater success and are presented in his Wall Street Journal best-seller, "Great at Work." This session is filled with practical insights and tips for improving productivity, innovation, decision-making, and more within your organization. It is suitable for topics such as leading change, enhancing performance, fostering teamwork and collaboration, and managing time effectively.
Effective collaboration is a major challenge faced by leaders today. Morten Hansen is a highly regarded expert on this topic, known for his award-winning doctoral dissertation on collaboration at Stanford Business School and his influential book "Collaboration," which has been utilized by executives and leaders in business, government, and non-profit organizations to enhance the outcomes of collaboration. In this engaging session, Hansen argues that "bad collaboration is worse than none at all." He asserts that not all forms of collaboration are beneficial, and the key is to practice disciplined collaboration that maximizes results. Hansen provides practical frameworks for identifying barriers to collaboration and discusses how the concept of "T-shaped management" can improve collaboration performance.
Many businesses and organizations are experiencing significant changes, often driven by technological advancements. How can you ensure that your team and organization are prepared to thrive in this rapidly changing environment? Morten Hansen and Jim Collins, authors of the New York Times best-seller "Great by Choice," conducted a large-scale study to understand how top leaders and companies navigate uncertainty and disruption and achieve greatness. In this session, Hansen will provide practical guidance and delve into the leadership skills necessary to succeed in turbulent times.
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