Greg McKeown

Author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (April 2014), CEO of THIS Inc., and Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum

  • About Greg McKeown

    Greg McKeown is the author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, published by Crown Business in April 2014. He also writes a regular blog forHarvard Business Review as well as for LinkedIn’s Influencer group. His LinkedIn piece “The #1 Career Mistake People Make” has been read by more than 1.5 million people. He has run workshops, consulted, and spoken at companies that include Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Salesforce.com, Symantec, Dropbox, VMware, the California Maritime Academy, and several major nonprofits. Originally from London, Greg earned an MBA at Stanford University and now teaches a session of the d.Leadership class at Stanford and serves as a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum.

    McKeown’s new book is for anyone who has ever felt overworked but underutilized, always busy but never productive. In his Essentialism lectures, Greg McKeown shares a systematic, strategic framework for discerning what is essential, eliminating what is not, and removing obstacles in order to make the execution of what is actually essential as easy and streamlined as possible. By forcing audiences to apply tougher, more selective criteria for what isEssential, McKeown gives them the tools to regain control of their own choices so they can channel their time, energy, and efforts toward making the highest possible contribution toward the goals and activities that truly matter.

  • Speaking Topics

    The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (But Better): Keynote

    This lecture speaks to anyone who has ever felt overworked but underutilized, always busy but never productive. Greg McKeown offers a framework for discerning what is essential, eliminating what is not, and removing obstacles in order to make the execution of what is essential as effortless as possible. The disciplined pursuit of less allows employees to channel their time, energy, and efforts toward making the highest possible contribution to what really matters.

    Leading as an Essentialist: Keynote

    In this keynote, Greg McKeown illustrates why leading as an Essentialist can help organizations accomplish more with fewer resources, take teams to the next level, and produce breakthroughs in results and innovation.

    Leadership Essentials: The Leadership Development Training

    In this workshop McKeown gives participants the tools to define the Strategic Intent of their business. Specifically, they will learn to Evaluate the trivial many from the vital few, Eliminate the nonessentials, and to Enable the team to focus on the essentials.

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