Gary Hamel

World Renowned Business Strategy Expert, Author and Thought Leader

Director of Management Innovation Exchange

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Gary Hamel shows business leaders how to challenge the norms and create corporate-wide, game-breaking strategies for continuous innovation that will drive business growth.

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The Wall Street Journal ranked Gary Hamel as the “world’s most influential business thinker,” Fortune magazine has called him “the world’s leading expert on business strategy”  and he has been consistently named to the prestigious Thinkers50 list of the world’s top management thought leaders.

Hamel’s landmark books, which have been translated into more than 20 languages, include Competing for the Future, Leading the Revolution, The Future of Management (selected by Amazon.com as the best business book of the year) and What Matters Now.

Over the past twenty years, Gary Hamel has authored over 15 articles for the Harvard Business Review and is the most reprinted author in the Review’s history. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The Financial Times and many other leading publications around the world. He writes an occasional blog for the Wall Street Journal. Since 1983, Hamel has been on the faculty of the London Business School as Visiting Professor of Strategic and International Management.

As a consultant and management educator, Hamel has worked for companies as diverse as General Electric, Time Warner, Nestle, Shell, Best Buy, Procter & Gamble, 3M, IBM, and Microsoft. His pioneering concepts such as “strategic intent,” “core competence,” “industry revolution,” and “management innovation” have changed the practice of management in companies around the world.
Gary Hamel speaks frequently at the world’s most prestigious management conferences, and is a regular contributor to CNBC, CNN, and other major media outlets. He has also advised government leaders on matters of innovation policy, entrepreneurship and industrial competitiveness.

GaryHamel is leading a pioneering effort to reinvent management by harnessing the power of open innovation. The Management Innovation Exchange (MIX) is an online community where the world’s most progressive business leaders share their ideas on how to build organizations that are fit for the future and fit for human beings. The MIX is supported by a network of strategic partners, which includes McKinsey & Company, the Harvard Business Review and others.

Gary Hamel is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and the Strategic Management Society and lives in Northern California.

Innovation From Everyone, Every Day

In a world filled with new, ultra-low cost competitors, ever more powerful customers and hyper-competitive markets, innovation is the only way to out-perform the industry average. Based on twenty years of ground-breaking research, and a score of high-profile assignments in some of the world’s most respected companies, Hamel can show you and your colleagues how to:

• Unlock the innovation potential of every employee,
• Build a portfolio of high-impact, game-changing strategies,
• Dramatically multiply the returns on innovation investment,
• Build management systems that keep everyone focused on innovation, and
• Manage the day-to-day tension between innovation and operational efficiency.

A Company That is as Nimble as Change Itself

As the pace of change accelerates, so must the pace of strategic renewal in every organization. All too often deep change is crisis-driven and episodic; too seldom is it opportunity-driven and continuous. Drawing on his pioneering work on strategic “resilience,” Hamel’s can help your company to:

• Recognize the warning signs of “strategy decay,”
• Overcome the arrogance and denial that so often frustrates strategic renewal,
• Build a future-oriented vision that is powerful enough to overcome the gravitational pull of the past,
• Accelerate the shift of resources from legacy programs to future-oriented initiatives, and Weave the principles of resilience into every management process and practice.

The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

The Ultimate Competitive Advantage: Over the past 100 years, the most profound and enduring shifts in competitive position have come from management innovation—dramatic breakthroughs in how companies are managed, led and structured. Based on his most recent research, Hamel has developed a methodology that can help your company build the ultimate competitive advantage—an ability to proactively reinvent its management DNA. Specifically, Hamel can show your company how to:

• Recognize the warning signs of “strategy decay,”
• Overcome the arrogance and denial that so often frustrates strategic renewal,
• Build a future-oriented vision that is powerful enough to overcome the gravitational pull of the past,
• Accelerate the shift of resources from legacy programs to future-oriented initiatives, and
• Weave the principles of resilience into every management process and practice.
• Anticipate the “over-the-horizon” management challenges that will determine success in the years ahead
• Successfully challenge the outmoded management orthodoxies that limit success,
• Uncover the new management principles that will determine industry leadership in the future,
• Build a capability for ongoing management innovation across your company.
In short, Hamel can show your organization how to build tomorrow’s best practices today.

What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition & Unstoppable Innovation

MIX co-founder and leading management thinker Gary Hamel shares his agenda for building organizations that can flourish in a world of diminished hopes, relentless change, and ferocious competition.

This talk is about reinventing management as we know it – about rethinking the fundamental assumptions we have about capitalism, organizational life, and the meaning of work. While the challenges facing organizations are limitless, leadership bandwidth isn’t. That’s why you have to be clear about what really matters now. What are the fundamental, make-or-break issues that will determine whether your organization thrives or dives in the years ahead? Hamel identifies five issues are that are paramount: values, innovation, adaptability, passion and ideology. In doing so he presents an essential agenda for leaders everywhere.

Ultimate Advantage: Harnessing the Power of Management Innovation

Over the past century, innovations in management (the methods and processes by which a company organizes, plans, allocates, motivates, compensates, coordinates, etc.) have been a critical source of long-term competitive advantage. Most companies have relatively undifferentiated management models, and derive little if any real competitive advantage from their management practices. Currently, what most limits the performance of large companies is not their operating model nor their business model, but their management model.
In the 21st century, companies face a daunting array of new challenges – e.g. how to change as fast as change itself; how to get innovation from everyone, every day; how to create truly inspiring work environments; how to meet an ever-expanding array of stakeholder demands – that can only be addressed with fundamental management innovation. The companies that win in the future will be those that evolve their management models faster than their competitors.
The most important job for any leader is to design a management architecture that unleashes human capabilities and energizes continuous organizational renewal. With the right training and tools, any manager can become an inspired management innovator.
Learning Outcomes:

• Deep insights into the make-or-break challenges that will define competitive success in the 21st century.
• Experience in surfacing and challenging legacy management beliefs and orthodoxies.
• An understanding of the new management principles that will underlie tomorrow’s critical organizational capabilities.
• A set of highly relevant lessons drawn from bleeding-edge management innovators.
• An understanding of the systemic nature of large-scale management innovation.
• A clear set of rules for conducting high-value, low-risk management experiments.
• A personal commitment to helping your company build a “management advantage.”

What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation

This is not a book about one thing. It's not a 250-page dissertation on leadership, teams or motivation. Instead, it's an agenda for building organizations that can flourish in a world of diminished hopes, relentless change and ferocious competition.
This is not a book about doing better. It's not a manual for people who want to tinker at the margins. Instead, it's an impassioned plea to reinvent management as we know it to rethink the fundamental assumptions we have about capitalism, organizational life, and the meaning of work.

Leaders today confront a world where the unprecedented is the norm. Wherever one looks, one sees the exceptional and the extraordinary: * Business newspapers decrying the state of capitalism. * Once-innovative companies struggling to save off senescence. * Next gen employees shunning blue chips for social start-ups. * Corporate miscreants getting pilloried in the blogosphere. * Entry barriers tumbling in what were once oligopolistic strongholds. * Hundred year-old business models being rendered irrelevant overnight. * Newbie organizations crowdsourcing their most creative work. * National governments lurching towards bankruptcy. * Investors angrily confronting greedy CEOs and complacent boards. * Newly omnipotent customers eagerly wielding their power. * Social media dramatically transforming the way human beings connect, learn and collaborate.

Obviously, there are lots of things that matter now. But in a world of fractured certainties and battered trust, some things matter more than others. While the challenges facing organizations are limitless; leadership bandwidth isn't. That's why you have to be clear about what really matters now. What are the fundamental, make-or-break issues that will determine whether your organization thrives or dives in the years ahead? Hamel identifies five issues are that are paramount: values, innovation, adaptability, passion and ideology. In doing so he presents an essential agenda for leaders everywhere who are eager to...* move from defense to offense * reverse the tide of commoditization * defeat bureaucracy * astonish their customers * foster extraordinary contribution * capture the moral high ground * outrun change * build a company that's truly fit for the future

Concise and to the point, the book will inspire you to rethink your business, your company and how you lead.

What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation

LEADING THE REVOLUTION

One of the world's preeminent business thinkers and co-author of the bestseller, Competing for the Future, Gary Hamel helped set the management agenda for the 1990s. He now brings us into the twenty-first century with Leading the Revolution, which spent time on The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Business Week bestseller lists, among others. In his new book, Gary Hamel lays out an innovative action plan for any company or individual intent on becoming-and staying-an industry revolutionary, for years to come. By drawing on the success of "gray haired revolutionaries" like Charles Schwab, Virgin, and GE Capital-companies who are always thinking ahead of the game and growing in new directions-and profiling individuals such as Ken Kutaragi, one of the pioneers of Sony Playstation, Hamel explains how companies can continue to grow, innovate, and achieve success, even in a chaotic world market. With insight culled from years of experience, Hamel:

Explores where revolutionary new business concepts come from
Identifies the key design criteria for building companies that are activist-friendly and revolution-ready
Shows how to avoid becoming "one-vision wonders"
Demonstrates how to harness the imagination of every employee
Explains how to develop new financial measures that focus on creating new wealth

Packed with practical advice, Leading the Revolution is an accessible read, perfect for both businesses and individuals that don't want to get caught in the slow lane in the race for success in the twenty-first century.

LEADING THE REVOLUTION

THE FUTURE OF MANAGEMENT

What fuels long-term business success? Not operational excellence, technology breakthroughs, or new business models, but management innovation—new ways of mobilizing talent, allocating resources, and formulating strategies. Through history, management innovation has enabled companies to cross new performance thresholds and build enduring advantages.

In The Future of Management, Gary Hamel argues that organizations need management innovation now more than ever. Why? The management paradigm of the last century—centered on control and efficiency—no longer suffices in a world where adaptability and creativity drive business success. To thrive in the future, companies must reinvent management.

Hamel explains how to turn your company into a serial management innovator, revealing:

The make-or-break challenges that will determine competitive success in an age of relentless, head-snapping change.
The toxic effects of traditional management beliefs.
The unconventional management practices generating breakthrough results in “modern management pioneers.”
The radical principles that will need to become part of every company’s “management DNA.”
The steps your company can take now to build your “management advantage.”

Practical and profound, The Future of Management features examples from Google, W.L. Gore, Whole Foods, IBM, Samsung, Best Buy, and other blue-ribbon management innovators.

THE FUTURE OF MANAGEMENT