Ori Brafman

  • Leadership and Organizational Dynamics Expert

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 OrganizationsSway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational BehaviorClick: 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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  • Speaking Topics:

    Change, Communication Skills, Keynote, Leadership, Management, Overcoming Adversity, Peak Performance, Personal Growth, Psychology / Relationships

  • Travels From:

    California

  • Price:

    $30,000 - $50,000

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Ori Brafman - The Chaos Imperative

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 OrganizationsSway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational BehaviorClick: 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. 

Leadership:

How do we leverage the power of decentralized starfish networks and practice radical inclusion to foster innovation, trust, and agility?  During this informative and interactive presentation Ori presents his unique perspective on leadership with compelling examples of its organizational effectiveness and provides executives and managers specific tools for empowering every member of the company to drive innovation and agility throughout the organization.

The Workplace of Tomorrow:

How can large organizations prepare for an uncertain world? Based on Ori’s work with the most senior officials at the Pentagon and executives from Fortune 500 companies, this presentation provides a strategy for tomorrow and the next generation.  Ori reveals how organizations can drive growth and profits by allowing contained chaos, unstructured space, and disruption the chance to flourish, generating new ideas that trigger innovation across the organization.

Decision Making:

Psychological forces pull us into irrational behavior, but we can also use them to our benefit. Filled with examples and video clips, this talk shows us how psychological forces affect decision making and presents several implementable ways to avoid making irrational decisions.

Problem Solving Workshops:

Every 1- and 2-star general in the U.S. Army has taken Ori’s “Agile and Adaptive Leadership” course. Conducted directly by Ori, these deep-dive workshops are available in half-day, 1-day, and 2-day formats. They focus on solving a specific problem faced by the organization and combine interactive presentations, customized exercises, and concrete, actionable next steps. 

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