My List0

We've now made it easier for you to research and save your favorite keynotes speakers. Click on the + sign to add a speaker to your Speaker List and email your favorites to colleagues and friends.

back to Speakers
Jerry Porras, Vision Speaker

Jerry Porras

    Co-author of "Built to Last" & Stanford University Professor
Fee Range

$30,000 - $50,000

Travels From


Jerry Porras Keynote Speaker

Jerry Porras Keynote Speaker

An esteemed academic who is widely published in both academic and management journals, Dr. Jerry I. Porras helps you focus on organizational vision and change. Working with Jim Collins, he recently completed an exhaustive research project to discover the approaches and behaviors of the most visionary companies of the past century. In the process, they concluded what led those organizations to greatness.

Co-author of Built To Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, he helps you build an organization that can stand the test of time, management changes, economics and other influences. He shows you how to:Adopt a proven approach to lasting greatness, study a company's commitment to its corporate identity, understand the differences between truly visionary organizations and those that are less successful, and separate a guiding philosophy from your challenging, shorter-term goal or mission.

Built To Last is his second book on organizational success. In 1987, he wrote Stream Analysis: A Powerful New Way to Diagnose and Manage Organizational Change. That book has since been converted into an exciting software tool used for diagnosing, planning and managing change within an organization. Dr. Porras has also written nearly 40 articles or reviews for leading publications.

Currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, he is the Fred H. Merrill Professor of Organizational Behavior and Change, teaching courses in leadership, interpersonal dynamics and organization development and change. He has also helped the school achieve a stature for excellence in both academics and athletics, serving as the school's Faculty Athletic Representative to the Pacific-10 Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Associate. He previously served as President of the Pacific-10 Conference Council.

Winner of numerous awards, his honors include being named the Robert M. and Anne T. Bass Faculty Fellow for 1994-1995 and winning the Brillante Award for outstanding contributions to Hispanics, an award presented by the National Society of Hispanic MBAs.

A consultant on organizational development, Dr. Porras has helped clients such as Chase Manhattan Bank, Lockheed, DEC, Hewlett-Packard and others. He also serves on the editorial boards of many publications, including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science and Business Review.

  • Beyond The Charismatic Visionary Leader
  • What A Truly Useful Organizational Vision Looks Like And How To Use It.
  • Individual Behavior: Why Should It Be The Primary Target Of Organizational Change And What Is The Best Way To Change It?
  • Vision Driven Organizational Change
  • Build To Last

Speaking Topics:

Related Speakers

Matt Church, Communication Skills Speaker

Matt Church


Roger Nierenberg, B2B & B2C Speaker

Roger Nierenberg

Founder of the Music Paradigm and Creativity

Becky Tirabassi, Inspiration Speaker

Becky Tirabassi

Motivational Speaker

Jack McCall, Change Speaker

Jack McCall

A Master Weaver of Humor and Substance

Lisa McInnes-Smith

Lisa McInnes-Smith

International Speaker Instrumental in the Tansformation of People’s Careers and Relationships.

Nate Kaufman, Speaker

Nate Kaufman

Health Care Futurist

Brad Szollose, Speaker

Brad Szollose

Multigenerational Management Strategies for Inspiring & Retaining Employees

Martha Rogers, Communications Speaker

Martha Rogers

Founding Partner

Cherie Carter Scott, Customer Service Speaker

Cherie Carter Scott

New York Times #1 Best Selling Author; Entrepreneur; Consultant & Talk-Show Host

Garrison Wynn

Garrison Wynn

Motivational Business Expert with Comedic Approach

Darin Green, Change Speaker

Darin Green

Performance Strategist and Motivational Speaker

Jackie Freiberg, Speaker

Jackie Freiberg

International Best-selling Author


Our bank has held an annual business and economic conference for the past 9 years.  We have worked with Executive Speakers every year an..

I’ve used the services of a number of speakers bureaus in the past. However, my current experience working with the Executive Speakers ..

I want to thank you for all of your assistance you and Jenny were wonderful. If it had not been for you sending me suggestions I would not ha..

Bridgeworks was awesome!!! Great feedback from all!! Thanks for all of your collaboration and positive we'll use you in the future.  

You ladies really are the BEST!  After this event I am going to be on the hunt for keynote speakers in May.  I really want to work ..

The Nebraska Hospital Association along with numerous other state hospital associations have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Execut..

Thank you to both of you for everything surrounding Mr. Will as our special guest. I suspect, soon, I will be in touch regarding our next eve..

We could not have done it without you.  Thank you for the outstanding suggestions.  The speakers were by far the best we have ever..

"You made my job so much easier! You are the only bureau I will use."     

We truly appreciate the excellent support and attention to detail we have received from Executive Speakers Bureau.  They have provided u..

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call us to discuss how we can help find the right speaker for your organization.

Get Ideas in 1 hour or less

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in one hour or less.

Please fill in information below