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Eddie Obeng

Founder and Learning Director of Pentacle (The Virtual Business School)

Professor Eddie Obeng is a British educator who is recognised for his success as a motivational speaker, innovator and author. He created the concept of the 'World After Midnight' and the practice of 'New World Management,' which is often the topic of his speeches. In addition to founding Pentacle, the world’s first virtual business school, and establishing QUBE, the world’s best 3D learning environment, he is also a professor at the School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Henley Business School.

Eddie Obeng helps executives keep up with a business and social environment that's changing faster than we can know. Through Pentacle, his online business school, Eddie teaches a theory of management that focuses on adaptation to change. Called "New World Management," it's all about forming and re-forming workgroups, constantly re-evaluating metrics, and being open to all kinds of learning, from hands-on group exercises to a virtual lecture hall/meeting room called the QUBE.

Eddie is the author of ten books, all of which focus on business strategy, adapting for change, leadership, innovation and organisation. He offers insights into the most effective ways to adapt to address the rapidly-changing environments in business, society and culture today.

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Born in Ghana, Eddie Obeng was educated at Cranleigh School, University College London and the Cass Business School. His business career started as an engineer at Royal Dutch Shell before he became the youngest Executive Director of a European Business School when he moved to Ashridge Business School in 1987.

Eddie is notable as a pioneer in the field of Project Management and for demystifying traditional business school teaching by removing unnecessary theory and focussing on practical tools that can be applied in the real world in “a continuous link between learning and implementation”. It uses teaching techniques that ensure that skills are learned and can be applied immediately, The approach has been published in the Gower Handbook of Management. He has been described variously as “a leading revolutionary” and “an agent provocateur” by the Financial Times, and by Abbey National as their “secret weapon”. In 2011, Eddie Obeng won the Sir Monty Finniston Award for lifetime achievement by The Association of Project Managers for his contributions to the study and practice of Project Management.

In his TED talk, The World After Midnight, Eddie asserts that the world is changing so fast, that if we don’t innovate and lead, we will be left in a mess. Using an energetic storytelling style and expounding his wisdom with characteristic outspoken charm, Eddie’s keynote speeches, workshops and virtual seminars are regarded as some of the most compelling, provocative and effective in the business.

A born leader, Eddie is dynamic and engaging and involves his audience in his journey.  Funny, outspoken and never afraid to be controversial, Eddie’s presentations are exciting, energising and thought-provoking.

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Topics

#UNCERTAINTY

What strategic mindset & leadership toolkit do you need to navigate the current global uncertainty?

#NEURO-COLLABORATION

Thinking Together & Working-Out-Loud – Increase
productivity and global alignment.

#METAMORPHOSIS

Transformation programs are failing us. How to re-form your legacy organisation to outperform digital disruptors?

#PERSUASION

At high levels of innovation resistance rises. How to get just about anyone to follow your lead when doing something new?

#HUMAN-MACHINE

Visions and strategies for the future of work in a world where machines are stronger and smarter than us.

#AGILITY

Successful speed. How to coordinate “Foggy” change in a turbulent business environment?

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A smart professional. He picks up on the vibes in the meeting or performance and adjusts to the clients' needs. Lively and funny too!

Novartis International AG

“Ten years after first working with Eddie we still use ‘BubbleDiagrams’ and ‘StickySteps’!”

British Energy

Energetic and impassioned.

Google

Fantastic session with Eddie Obeng - real practical
advice… laughed & learned.

Gartner

Publications

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Making Re-engineering Happen

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Perfect Projects

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Soundbytes

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Money Making Machine

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New Rules for the New World: Cautionary Tales for the New World Manager

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Never Reorganise Again!

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All Change!: The Project Leader's Secret Handbook

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Putting Strategy to Work

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £7k to £15k

  • Europe:

    £15k to £30k

  • US:

    £15k to £30k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £15k to £30k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom

Languages

English

* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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