Greg McKeown (CEO of THIS)
Management Design: The birth of intelligent organizations and the decline of rigid hierarchy
Event Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, room LK 102
Event starts promptly at 6:00 pm, please arrive earlier for seating. Refreshments will not be provided.
Free event, open to the public.
Have you ever been on a team where the individuals were intelligent but the team was unintelligent?
This AIMS event will explore the changing role of management at all levels in today's teams and organizations.
Greg McKeown is the CEO of THIS, a leadership and strategy design agency headquartered in Silicon Valley. He advises senior executives and their teams in companies that include Apple, Google, Facebook, Salesforce.com, Symantec, Twitter, VMware and Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center).
He has conducted significant research in the field of collective intelligence, leadership and human systems and is the coauthor of the Wall Street Journal Bestseller "Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter (Harper Business, June 2010), "Bringing Out the Best in Your People" (Harvard Business Review, May 2010) and "Are You An Accidental Diminisher?" (Ivey Business Journal, August 2010).
Prior to this research and teaching, Greg worked for Heidrick & Struggles Global Leadership Practice assessing senior executives around the world. His work included a year long project for Mark Hurd (then CEO of Hewlett Packard) assessing the top 300 executives at HP.
Greg is an active Social Innovator. He currently serves as a Board Member for Washington D.C. policy group Resolve and as a mentor with 2 Seeds a non-profit incubator for agricultural projects in Africa. And he is a regular keynote speaker at non-profits groups including The Kauffman Fellows, St. Jude and the Minnesota Community Education Association. Originally from London, England, Greg holds a B.S. in Journalism and an MBA from Stanford University.