Advisor to leaders of Fortune 500 companies, governments, and NGOs around the globe, Annie McKee is a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and the Director of the PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program. Dr. McKee is the bestselling co-author of three successful books published by Harvard Business Review Press: Primal Leadership, with Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis, Resonant Leadership, with Richard Boyatzis, and Becoming a Resonant Leader, with Richard Boyatzis and Frances Johnston. She is also the author of Management: A Focus on Leaders. BusinessWeek named her one of the Top 100 leaders and called her “the high priestess of executive coaching.”
Based on her popular Harvard Business Review article, “Being Happy at Work Matters,” McKee’s next book will focus on a simple fact: happy people work harder and smarter. McKee explains the three rules to engaging employees and making companies stronger: shared vision, a sense of purpose, and, of course, good relationships.
The director of the Medical Education Master’s program at the University of Pennsylvania, McKee is also writing a groundbreaking book that will revolutionize how health care management is taught and learned, and one that will help leaders and everyday people see the opportunities and pitfalls in complex global organizations.
Through her engaging speeches and customizable seminars, McKee demonstrates that “the best leaders create resonance — a reservoir of positivity that inspires passion and motivates people to perform at their best.” She believes that resonant leaders do more than simply chart a strategy or manage resources — they create an environment where people can be at their best — in a climate that is characterized by hope and a shared belief in a compelling vision.
Together with her team at Teleos, a consulting firm providing leadership development and advisory services, McKee’s teachings have reached more than 20,000 leaders in 40 countries at Fortune/FTSE 100 companies, as well as not-for-profits, healthcare and educational institutions. A 2014 Mosaic Woman Award Honoree, McKee works closely with leaders at international firms such as SAP, Viacom, ThomsonReuters, HSBC and Merrill Lynch.
A blogger for Harvard Business Review, McKee is a member of the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory committee. She also teaches at the Wharton School’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education.
- Annie McKee speaks at Google (2010)
- Women & Power
- McKee on resonant leaders vs. toxic bosses (2011)
- Why People Are Wired for Change (2009)
- Good and Bad Leadership (2009)
Pressure. Stress. Burnout. There’s an epidemic in our organizations today that’s causing our best leaders to question whether it’s worth it to give so much of themselves. They’re seeing their own and others’ passion wane and creativity dwindle, just when we need it most.
Sound familiar? Have you, too, fallen prey to the Sacrifice Syndrome? Are you also baffled about what to do about it and questioning whether there is anything you can do to make it better?
Annie McKee will help us to see that you can do a lot to revive and revitalize yourself and others at work. She’ll make the case that even in the midst of our chaotic and changing world order, and even when our organizations’ leaders and culture seem downright manic, we can empower ourselves to act.
She’ll share research that demonstrates how resilient people are better workers, colleagues and leaders. And, in this interactive keynote, she will help you to see the links between resilience, emotional intelligence and resonant leadership. Annie will also he’ll share some of her newest thinking about why happiness matters at work, and how you can be happier, fulfilled and more effective on the job.
Maybe most important of all, Annie will help you to see what you can actually do to stop the Sacrifice Syndrome before it stops you. She’ll also provide solid advice and guidance about how to go beyond yourself and your needs to help others, to create an environment around you that is powerfully positive even in the midst of the new and ever changing challenges at work and in the world.Read More >
Great leaders inspire us to be our best. But mastering the key components of what makes great leaders requires direction. From self-awareness to awareness of your environment, Annie McKee creates a model for leadership that uses emotional intelligence to help you and your team excel. McKee dispels the myths of leadership and lays out a blueprint for how to recognize your own leadership strengths and weaknesses. The success of a company is up to the leader, and the leaders that resonate energy and enthusiasm thrive.Read More >
In today’s world, jumpstarting your passion for your job requires renewed commitment and reinvention. Executive coach Annie McKee presents practical, yet inspired, tactics to executives, using new incentives to drive productivity, encourage mindfulness, and increase profits without losing sight of themselves.Read More >
In the medical community, leadership is needed at all levels to inspire and empower employees to create a receptive climate for innovation and improved patient care. Annie McKee, the director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Medical Education graduate program, explores the importance of emotional intelligence and change management in the rapidly evolving world of healthcare.Read More >
Half-day and full-day seminars or workshops are based on McKee’s work and require a conference call with Dr. McKee prior to the event.Read More >
- How to Be Happy at Work: The Power of Purpose, Hope, and Friendship
- Management: A Focus on Leaders
- Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope and...
- Becoming a Resonant Leader
- Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence
- Breakthrough Leadership: It's Personal
- Reawakening Your Passion for Work
- Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance
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