Keynote: Barry O’Reilly

Why Great Leaders Must Unlearn to Succeed in Today’s Exponential World

Effective leadership comes with a large learning curve. In today’s rapidly-evolving business climate, this is more true than ever for seasoned leaders and entrepreneurs alike.

Many leaders rely too heavily on past achievements, practices, and ways of thinking to drive positive business results today, but they often need to unlearn those behaviors before they can take a step forward.

Join executive coach Barry O’Reilly as he breaks down a transformative framework that shows leaders how to rethink their strategies, retool their capabilities, and revitalize their businesses for stronger, longer-lasting success.

Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results shows leaders and entrepreneurs how to deliberately move away from once-useful mindsets and outdated behaviors that were effective in the past and embrace new behaviors that are effective in a world ripe with emerging technologies and accelerated change.

In this session, you will:

  • Learn to use a systematic approach to adapting your behaviors and mindset in order to meet the demands of an exponential rate of innovation.
  • Discover how to let go, reframe, and rethink past successes in order to succeed in the future.
  • Identify and address the personal obstacles that you need to unlearn.
  • Challenge your thinking, get outside your comfort zone, and achieve results beyond what you thought was possible.

About the Keynote Speaker

Barry O’Reilly is a business advisor, entrepreneur, and author who has pioneered the intersection of business model innovation, product development, organizational design, and culture transformation.

Barry works with business leaders and teams from global organizations that seek to invent the future, not fear it. Every day, Barry helps with many of the world’s leading companies, from disruptive startups to Fortune 500 behemoths, break the vicious cycles that spiral businesses toward death by enabling culture of experimentation and learning to unlock the insights required for better decision making, higher performance and results.

Barry is author of two bestsellers, Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results, and Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale—included in the Eric Ries series, and a Harvard Business Review must read for CEOs and business leaders. He is an internationally sought-after speaker, frequent writer and contributor to The Economist, Strategy+Business, and MIT Sloan Management Review.

Barry is faculty at Singularity University, advising and contributing to Singularity’s executive and accelerator programs based in San Francisco, and throughout the globe.

Barry is the founder of ExecCamp, the entrepreneurial experience for executives, and management consultancy Antennae.

His mission is to help purposeful, technology-led businesses innovate at scale.

Read Barry’s blog at: www.barryoreilly.com

Find out more about Unlearn at: www.unlearn.online

Find out more about ExecCamp at: www.execcamp.com

See what he has to say on Twitter: @barryoreilly