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International Best-Selling Author, Professionally Trained Futurist & Founder of FutureOfWorkUniversity.com
Jacob is one of the world’s most sought-after speakers on leadership, the future of work, and employee experience…and for good reason! He doesn’t deliver keynotes; he creates powerful experiences designed to create better leaders, transform organizations, and positively impact the lives of your audience. Jacob’s talks are customized, filled with both research and stories, and most importantly, they are actionable. Read More >
Coming from an immigrant family (The Republic of Georgia) Jacob was taught the values of hard work, fighting for what you believe in, and having a vision. He took a job after college working for a company that promised to treat him well and help him grow, but instead he was stuck doing coldcalling and PowerPoint presentations. Jacob quit shortly after the CEO made him fetch coffee. That was one of the last jobs he ever had.
Today, Jacob is an international best-selling author, acclaimed keynote speaker, professionally trained futurist, and entrepreneur with a global audience. Using his own proprietary research which includes surveying tens of thousands of employees and working with hundreds of CEOs around the world, Jacob designs each speech to be impactful, filled with stories, and backed by data.
Jacob is the founder of FutureOfWorkUniversity.com, an online education and training platform which offers courses on leadership, the future of work, and employee experience.
Jacob is also the host of Leading The Future of Work which is one of the world’s most popular leadership podcasts. His work has been endorsed by the CEOs of: Unilever, Cisco, Mastercard, Nestle, Best Buy, SAP, KPMG, T-Mobile, Audi, Kaiser Permanente, and many others. Jacob has also contributed to and been cited in publications such as Cosmopolitan, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN, Glamour, the MIT Sloan Management Review, USA Today, and The Harvard Business Review. He is currently working on a new book exploring leadership and vulnerability which will be out mid 2023.
His speaking topics focus on leadership, the future of work, and employee experience. His goal with every presentation is to show your audience the art of the possible, to inspire people to take action, and provide actionable tools to allow your people turn the possible into reality.
Jacob works collaboratively with your team to make the keynote align with your vision for a successful event, whether that’s for a group of ten CEOs or a packed house of thousands of team members. Read Less ^
Leadership, Future of Work, & Employee Experience Keynote Speaker & Futurist
Leadership is changing right before our eyes and the pandemic has only accelerated the transformation. It’s never been harder to be a leader but the impact that leaders have has also never been greater. How should current and prospective leaders think and what do they need to know how to do? In this groundbreaking keynote Jacob shares insights from the exclusive research he conducted by interviewing over 140 of the world’s top CEOs and surveying nearly 14,000 employees. Jacob identified a specific set of four mindsets and five skills that all leaders must practice if they wish to guide themselves, their teams, and their organizations to success in the future of work. In this keynote Jacob will explore why and how leadership is changing, what all of the mindsets and skills are, and give actionable steps that attendees can take to practice them. The session is filled with lots of stories, insights, and research. Read More >
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Nothing matters more than the experience organizations create for their people, this has become glaringly true in a post-pandemic world. For decades, organizations have been investing in short-term “adrenaline shot” programs such as free food or workfrom-home Fridays with no impact for team members or the organization. Organizations have been using these “engagement programs” to distract employees from the sad reality of what it’s like to actually work there. But now it’s time to make actual changes to the core workplaces of organizations. Instead of forcing people into outdated workplace practices, the world's top companies are redesigning work around their people by focusing on three environments: culture, technology, and space. In this session, Jacob will share research he did on 252 organizations and will uncover what the world's top organizations are doing to attract and retain top talent. Employee experience is no longer an "HR thing" it is a "leader thing" and after this session you will know why and what to do about it! Read More >
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How is the world of work changing and how should we set ourselves and our organizations up for success? Talent is transforming, there is fear of AI and automation taking jobs, change is accelerating, work and life are integrating, and leadership is evolving. In this talk Jacob explores how employees, leaders, and organizations are evolving and what that means for all of us. Read More >
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Jacob will explore leadership and vulnerability, specifically why vulnerability is the greatest strength a leader can have and how to practice it. It will be based on over 100 global CEO interviews and a vulnerability index survey conducted with tens of thousands of employees. It will explore things such as how leaders can be vulnerable without being perceived as weak, what vulnerability really means, the variables required for vulnerability to flourish, and how to become a vulnerable leader. It will be a ground-breaking new speech filled with candid stories, research, and actionable tools.
"Jacob delivered a powerful and engaging talk to 350 of our leaders which was filled with stories, research, examples, and actionable tips. Attendees paid attention to every word he said and have already started implementing his ideas to become better leaders. I loved his talk and so did everyone else!"
"Jacob delivered a great keynote to our international executive team on how to think about and create an organization where people truly want to show up. His talk was funny, informative, and eye-opening. I highly recommend Jacob as a speaker!"
"Get him in, point him at the opportunity and benefit from the collaboration, I highly recommend Jacob!"
“Jacob delivered a powerful keynote to a group of CHROS that forced them to challenge the status quo and think critically about how they design their own organizations for the future of work. His talk was refreshing, unique, fun, and very informative. I definitely recommend Jacob as a keynote speaker!”
“When it comes to the future of work, Jacob is both extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the subject. He also has an interesting spin on the kinds of things that can be done to engage and stimulate creative thought in the workplace.I highly recommend Jacob as a speaker!”
“Jacob delivered an inspiring and educational presentation on the future of work and collaboration to our management team. He took a complex topic and distilled it down to something that was easy to understand and grasp. This was crucial since English was not the primary language of our audience. I highly recommend Jacob!’
“Jacob Morgan was a speaker at our annual Microsoft Enterprise Summit which is the most important gathering of our C-level customers where we share our vision, latest trends, and customer stories around digital transformation. Jacob did a great job of of helping our C-level leaders understand the trends that are shaping the future of work and what they should be doing in
“Jacob is the world’s leading authority on the future of work and employee experience. He delivered a passionate magnificent keynote to almost 2,000 attendees at Citek Forum 2017 in Centro Fox. His message is powerful, relevant, and compelling. If you want to be prepare for the new world of work then hire Jacob, I highly recommend him.”
“One of the world’s top minds on the future of work and employee experience.”
“Jacob delivered a powerful, compelling, and insightful keynote on the future of work with a global perspective.”
“Jacob truly is a world leader when it comes to the future of work and employee experience. His keynote was very dynamic and captivating. He excellently opened eyes of the audience on the multi-faceted nature of employer expression. Jacob’s keynote was highly inspiring and presented a truly global perspective to our leaders.”
“Jacob Morgan delivered to our members a very relevant and engaging Masterclass for the challenging times we are all working in at the moment. His session was the highest attended Masterclass we have hosted to date. His evidence based research provided a thought provoking session on the four mindsets and five skills that will prepare leaders for the challenges of today and the future and ultimately challenged participants to reflect on how to manage people and how to get the most out of their teams.”
The Future Leader: 9 Skills and Mindsets to Succeed in the Next Decade
The Employee Experience Advantage: How to Win the War for Talent by Giving Employees the Workspaces they Want, the Tools they Need, and a Culture They Can Celebrate
The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization
The Collaborative Organization: A Strategic Guide to Solving Your Internal Business Challenges Using Emerging Social and Collaborative Tools
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