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Ori is an exceptional thinker who has the unique ability to motivate people to envision their better selves. He is smart, witty, and someone who can imagine the future in a way people can relate to.
Jim Kaitz, CEO/President of the Association for Financial Professionals
Profound ideas... Ori Brafman is someone I would always take the time to listen to.
General (Ret.) Martin Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Everyone should have the chance to listen to Ori speak at least once in their life. He’s one of the smartest, most knowledgeable, and most intellectually curious people I’ve ever met, and his ideas are changing the world as we know it.
Kevin Brilliant, Chicago Bulls

Ori Brafman

Leadership and Organizational Dynamics Expert; Multiple New York Times Best-Selling Author

In his informative and interactive presentations, recognized leadership and organizational dynamics expert Ori Brafman presents his perspective on agile and adaptive leadership, unique approaches to organizational problem-solving and decision-making, and achieving better results by harnessing the power of decentralized networks.

Inclusive Leadership and Teams

Inclusion is no longer a “nice-to-have”; it’s a strategic imperative. In this presentation, Ori shares  stories from his new best-selling book and beyond that bring to life the insightful and often amusing evidence that he and his Radical Inclusion co-author, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen.(R) Martin Dempsey, have nearly nothing in common—except a deep and unwavering belief that the hard problems we face in our businesses, at the national level, and internationally can be solved with better leadership.

Drawing on examples from business, academia, government, and the military, Ori will show:

  • How the speed and accessibility of information create digital echoes that make facts vulnerable
  • How the fear of losing control is pushing us toward exclusion and why leaders should develop an instinct for inclusion
  • How to create networks of inclusion within the organization
  • How to leverage inclusion to improve communication and gain better knowledge from all edges of the organization
  • How to create ongoing processes to ensure inclusion continues to be leveraged toward organizational success

Ori provides audiences with engaging stories, practical takeaways, and the leadership tools necessary to address today’s real leadership challenges.

Decentralized Networks

When you cut off the head of a spider, it dies. But when you cut off the arm of a starfish, it grows one back. In this classic presentation, Ori leads the audience back in time to demonstrate how throughout history, organizations operating without a central head win out over centralized ones.

Drawing on examples from the U.S. military to the Tea Party to Fortune 500 companies, Ori will show:

  • How decentralized organizations act and make decisions with greater agility and adaptability
  • How today’s business world is utilizing decentralization to increase effectiveness
  • What proven, simple  methods  can be adopted to introduce  decentralized networks within top- down structures
  • How to create ongoing processes to ensure decentralization efforts continue over time and throughout the organization

Ori provides audiences with an understanding of how even the most hierarchical organizations can introduce pockets of decentralization for better business results. Audiences leave with the practical  tools and takeaways necessary for creating decentralized networks within their organizations.

Meet Ori Brafman

In his informative and interactive presentations, recognized leadership and organizational dynamics expert Ori Brafman presents his perspective on agile and adaptive leadership, unique approaches to organizational problem-solving and decision-making, and achieving better results by harnessing the power of decentralized networks.

Ori Brafman is exceptionally qualified to assist organizations and leaders to drive better results by promoting a culture of innovation, empowerment, and inclusion. All current U.S. Army generals are required to complete his agile and adaptive leadership curriculum. Brafman’s presentations bring to life the theories and concepts he originally published in his New York Times best-selling published works to include: The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations; Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior; Click: The Forces Behind How We Fully Engage with People, Work, and Everything We Do; and The Chaos Imperative: How Chance and Disruption Increase Innovation, Effectiveness, and Success. Brafman also draws upon his extensive work with organizations as large and diverse as the U.S. government and all branches of the U.S. military, Google, Microsoft, Cisco, and the Chicago Bulls, to name just a few, in order to provide compelling real-world examples that support his theories. Brafman also shares what he’s learned from his experience as founder of Starfish Leadership, an organization focused on helping executives harness the power of decentralized networks to drive innovation and agile decision-making, and from his time in the classroom as a Distinguished Teaching Fellow focusing on improvisational leadership at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and as a Senior Fellow at the Coach K Leadership & Ethics Center at Duke University.

Brafman’s presentations are a truly interactive experience during which participants are guaranteed to learn something new, to laugh, and to be caused to think and to actively engage in the learning process. Lastly, Brafman is focused on “moving the needle” and encourages participants to identify tangible next steps to change their own behavior for the better following his presentation. 

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