The Rise of the New Intersectional Leader
Extraordinary leaders are proven in uncertain times, and today's new normal—of market volatility, policy shifts and complex forces—is challenging leaders at every level. In this talk, Frans Johansson makes the case for why tomorrow's most successful leaders need to be Intersectional Leaders who can tear down organizational silos, work across diverse and divergent perspectives, and execute with agility in face of uncertainty. The audience will discover how they can develop their leadership abilities to inspire and lead change, quickly create and develop diverse teams that drive high performance, and impact growth, even when the answer is not so obvious.
Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World
In today’s fast-changing and unpredictable world, the rules are changing so fast that the tried-and-true formulas for success are disintegrating. Based on the ideas in his provocative new book, THE CLICK MOMENT, Frans Johansson obliterates some of the most recognized successes as post-constructions that ignore the unexpected forces—click moments—that changed the game. Johansson makes a compelling case for why embracing unpredictability is the key to standing apart, and outlines eye-opening steps that every organization, team and individual can use to find, create and leverage click moments into a winning strategy.
Groundbreaking Innovation at The Intersection
In this talk, based on The Medici Effect, Frans Johansson challenges the world where expertise is rewarded, walls are raised every day to divide and exclude, and comfort zones are commonly untested. He urges individuals to step into the Intersection, allowing ideas and concepts from different fields, disciplines and cultures to converge. The result is what Johansson calls the “Medici Effect”—the supercharged creative output that leads to radical innovation. Johansson shows how the Medici Effect has led companies to become global leaders; products and services to yield huge margins; and the most unlikely of people to outdo the experts in their own fields.
Diversity Drives Innovation
The movement of people, convergence of science and advances in technologies mean that companies, cities and nations must compete on a global basis. In this new order of rising economies and beleaguered markets, understanding how to use diversity as power is more important than ever. Frans Johansson redefines diversity beyond traditional social identifiers, and demonstrates how today’s most innovative companies have used their existing diversity as a strategy to drive growth and profitability. Johansson clearly and persuasively delivers a roadmap for how any company can make diversity its most powerful competitive advantage on the innovation front.
An author, entrepreneur, and acclaimed international keynote speaker, Frans Johansson has addressed audiences around the world. His debut book, The Medici Effect, available in 18 languages, was named one of the “Best Books on Innovation” by BusinessWeek and one of the top 10 best business books of the year by Amazon.com. His follow up book, The Click Moment, rewrites the rules for success.
Frans has advised Executive Leadership from the world's largest companies, including BAE Systems, Caterpillar, MetLife and Nike; as well as startups, venture capital firms, government agencies, and universities around the world. He sits on the Diversity and Inclusion Board of Novartis, and has been featured on CNN, ABC, and CNBC among others.
Raised in Sweden by his African-American/Cherokee mother and Swedish father, Frans has lived all his life at the intersection. He has founded a software company, an international healthcare firm, and a hedge fund. He has written articles on healthcare, information technology, and the science of sport fishing. Frans holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is currently the founder and CEO of The Medici Group.