Leadership Keynote Speaker

Help leaders build their best team ever.®

One of the world’s leading business thinkers, David’s forward-thinking ideas and bestselling books are changing how companies approach leadership, teamwork, and collaboration.

Provocative and persuasive—Burkus shares captivating stories and practical takeaways that give audiences compelling insights into how organizations and leaders can build their best team ever.
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What It’s Like To Work With David

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Best Team Ever: The Surprising Science Of High-Performing Teams

Why are some teams more motivated, more innovative, and more successful than others? Why do some groups of talented and seemingly compatible people fall short against lesser teams with less suitable members? And why are we still so surprised about which team members excel, and which ones fail?

We know that high-performing teams deliver higher value results more consistently. But how do you build that high performing team? More often than not, great teams don’t become great because they recruit top talent or pay top dollar. Instead, building the best team ever is about shaping the habits and culture that bring out the best in each team member.

In this persuasive and provocative keynote, Dr. David Burkus argues that talent doesn’t make the team. The team makes the talent. Drawing on decades of research and diverse case studies, David reveals what some of the most effective teams in the world do differently, and how you can start doing the same on your team. Audience members will leave with a clear and concise understanding of how the culture of their team affects its performance and a simple and practical blueprint cultivating a Best Team Ever environment.

Previously Customized For:
Investment Advisors • Human Resource Professionals • Small Business Owners • Interior Designers • Pharmaceutical Managers • Entrepreneurs • Association Executives • Healthcare Executives • Agriculture Managers • Organizational Development Professionals • Military Leaders • Software Developers • Manufacturers • Customer Service Managers • Warehouse Executives • Event Planners

Leading From Anywhere: How To Build High Performing Remote and Hybrid Teams

It’s undeniable that we’re entering a new era of remote work. While many leaders seek to run business as usual, why settle for the usual when remote teams allow us to work even better? The research shows that employees are more productive and engaged when they have the freedom to work from anywhere.

Which means leaders need the skills to lead from anywhere.

In this meticulously researched, refreshingly practical talk, top business thought leader Dr. David Burkus provides managers with a complete guide to leading remotely, packed with everyday examples and illuminating insights. David tackles the key inflection points and challenges that remote managers face from taking the team remote and adding new members, to communicating effectively and quickly, managing performance, keeping the team engaged, and even helping them strike the right balance between work and life. This talk provides everything you’ll need to survive and thrive as the leader of a remote team—which is something all leaders will need to consider themselves from now on.

Previously Customized For:
Human Resource Professionals • Entertainment Executives • Entrepreneurs • Association Executives • Marketers • Organizational Development Professionals • Small Business Owners • Software Developers • Finance Professionals • Advertisers • Manufacturers

Why Work With David?

  • Evidence-Based yet Applicable. David’s keynotes focus on synthesizing research from organizational psychology into practical, accessible takeaways .
  • Entertaining and Enlightening. David is one of the world’s leading business thinkers, but also a powerful storyteller who understands that audiences need to be emotionally engaged and inspired.
  • Customized and Tailored. David and his team work with you to better understand your industry and organization and build a customized keynote tailored to the needs your team faces and the solutions they can implement immediately.
  • An Experience and a Journey. The learning doesn’t stop when David steps off stage. Our Aftercare program provides additional content and resources you can leverage to continue learning long after the event concludes.

To learn more about having David as a keynote speaker for your event, just drop us an email at speaking@davidburkus.com or use the contact form below.

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