Jamie Anderson is Professor of Strategy at Antwerp Management School and Visiting Professor at INSEAD. He has held permanent and visiting positions at some of the world’s top business schools, such London Business School, IMD, ESMT Berlin, and the University of Melbourne.
Named as a “management guru” in the Financial Times, and as one of the world’s top 25 thinkers by the journal Business Strategy Review, Jamie has delivered more than 300 keynote presentation and lectures at conferences and workshops where he has spoken passionately with wit and humour.
He has extensive experience across many different industries, with especially strong insights into the Automotive, Financial Services, Technology & Telecommunications, Professional Services, and Fast Moving Consumer Goods sectors.
Unlike many speakers who give the same talk in any setting, Jamie’s deep industry experience and extensive interactions with practicing managers enable him to adapt and customise his talks and workshops to be directly relevant to the business focus of his corporate clients.
In his research, he focuses on the interconnectivity between creativity, innovation, leadership and corporate transformation. His articles have appeared in some of the world’s leading international journals, including MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, and the Journal of Business Strategy. He has advised a range of Fortune 500 firms on approaches to corporate renewal.
As a compelling thinker and speaker, Jamie has been invited on to the TED stage four times in the past seven years, and his ideas have been quoted in Business Week, the Economist, The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times.
Some recent topics include:
Creative Thinking: A recent survey of more that 1,500 CEOs from around the world asked respondents which managerial skill they considered to be the most critical for business success in the 21st century. The result saw creativity ranked at the top of the list, and in this session he focusses on the dynamics of the creative process as a starting point for entrepreneurialism and customer-centric innovation at the client company. He explores the interaction between personal and team creativity, and encourages audiences to understand that to thrive in an increasingly competitive global market the organization’s people will need to be more creative in the way that they develop solutions and collaborate both externally and externally.
Lifeworking: In this talk Jamie Anderson discusses the success trap – the manner in which so many career professionals find themselves on a path towards promotion, responsibility and accountability that slowly but surely absorbs energy from other meaningful life activities. He addresses the myth of work-life balance by arguing that the very definition of this term is part of the problem, and offer an alternative philosophy to purposeful living – what he calls lifeworking. This is an approach that does not try to separate life and work into two distinct and seemingly incompatible spheres, but instead meshes both into a new way of thinking about a career journey in the 21st century.