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julian Birkinshaw

Julian Birkinshaw

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Deputy Dean at the London Business School

Julian Birkinshaw is Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Deputy Dean at the London Business School. He is a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the Academy of Social Scientists (FAcSS) and the Academy of International Business.

Julian is a recognised expert on innovation, entrepreneurship and renewal in large corporations. He has written fourteen books, including Becoming a Better Boss, Reinventing Management, and Giant Steps in Management, and over one hundred articles in such journals as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Strategic Management Journal and Academy of Management Journal.  His most recent book, Fast/Forward: Make Your Company Fit for the Future was featured as one of the Best Business Books of 2017 by the Financial Times.

He is regularly quoted in international media outlets, including CNN, BBC, The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, Bloomberg Business Week and The Times, and he speaks regularly at business conferences in the UK, Europe, North America and Australia. In 2017, he was ranked 45th on the Thinkers 50 list of the most influential management thinkers in the world.

Julian Birkinshaw speaks on such issues as Digital Transformation, Reinventing Management, Strategic Agility, Game-Changing Innovation, Employee Engagement, Managing for Innovation, and Entrepreneurial Leadership. He also directs leadership development programmes for executives.

Julian also provides consulting services to companies on a range of issues, including developing a new strategic plan, identifying innovation opportunities, reviewing and developing innovation methodologies, and enhancing employee engagement.

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Reinventing Management

Julian Birkinshaw works to help companies to become as innovative in how they work as they are in the products and services they sell. This includes identifying the “design flaws” that prevent companies from delivering on their true potential and designing management “experiments” to try out new ways of working in a low-risk way. This talk addresses how a reinvention of management can make all the difference in workplace innovation.

Strategic Agility

This speech is all about helping companies to develop the capabilities they need to spot and seize new opportunities. In a fast-changing world, companies no longer need a precisely defined strategic plan. Instead, they need a set of “simple rules” and a guiding vision and an empowered and entrepreneurial workforce who can respond quickly to whatever opportunities come their way.

The Five Myths of Innovation

The Five Myths of Innovation addresses how companies can develop more effective ways of innovating, including by diagnosing the weaknesses in their “innovation value chain” and defining the aspects of their culture that promote or suppress innovative effort. Julian Birkinshaw focuses particularly on the strengths and limitations of online jams/idea exchanges as a way of generating and developing new ideas.


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Becoming a Better Boss

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Reinventing Management

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Giant Steps in Management

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Fast/Forward: Make Your Company Fit for the Future

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £7k to £15k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom



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