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Geoff Colvin – Speech Descriptions

Leading Ahead of What’s Next – The New Rules of Business
The whole world of business is changing in historic and profound ways – technological disruption, government’s role, and the balance of global economic power are shifting massively — and it’s happening fast! While political winds may blow toward restrictions on trade and immigration, the trends powering the friction-free economy are technological and going strong.
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POLITICAL CHAOS AND YOUR BUSINESS
The main theme of the Trump administration is unpredictability. President Trump has said that his unpredictability is a deliberate strategy.   That makes the strategic planning a huge challenge for business leaders everywhere.
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THE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Even before the new alignment of power in Washington, it was the question on every business leader’s mind: Where is the economy going? Now it’s more urgent – and uncertain.  The economic environment is more volatile than ever. In opinion surveys, top CEOs and ordinary consumers say the same thing: There’s too much change, too fast; we can’t keep up.
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Talent is Overrated – Unexpected Truths of Great Performance
What if everything you know about raw talent, hard work, and great performance is wrong? Scientific research on great performance shows that what most of us believe is off-base – which means we’ll never perform as well as we could. Geoff Colvin, author of the groundbreaking international bestseller Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everybody Else, explains the findings and relates them to real life in real organizations.
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Humans Are Underrated –Building the New High-Value Skills
It’s one of the largest questions facing organizations and individuals today: What will people do better than computers? As technology gallops ahead, taking over more skilled and highly paid work, how will people keep adding value? A leading economist says these issues are “the defining economic feature of our era.” Geoff Colvin explains the issues and answers the questions, showing how people can keep adding value – more than ever – by becoming excellent at the deepest, most essentially human skills.
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PANEL MODERATOR, DISCUSSION LEADER, EMCEE/HOST
Geoff Colvin is an event planner’s secret weapon. He can brilliantly moderate panels, lead conversations onstage and act as host/emcee for the entire conference proceedings. His talent for these roles is second nature and can transform ordinary events into something quite special.
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