Michael Gelb – Organisational Culture world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development, Michael is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, executive coaching and innovative leadership.
His clients include DuPont, Emerson, Genentech, Merck, Microsoft, Nike and the Young President’s Organization. Michael co-directs the acclaimed Leading Innovation Seminar at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and is on the faculty of the Institute for Management Studies.
He brings more than 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, seminar leader and executive coach to his diverse, international clientele. Book Michael now through Conference Speakers International
Michael is the author of 16 books including the international bestseller How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: 7 Steps to Genius Every Day. His new book The Healing Organization: Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World, co-authored with Professor Raj Sisodia will be released in September, 2019 by Harper Collins. Other titles include Creativity On Demand, Innovate Like Edison, Discover Your Geniusand Thinking for a Change. Michael’s books have been translated into 25 languages and have sold more than one million copies. Follow CSI on Twitter
Michael Gelb – Organisational Culture
How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci
This dynamic, highly-interactive program brings da Vinci’s genius to life through fascinating biographical and historical information, setting the stage for an introduction to seven principles for thinking “a la Leonardo.” Participants are then guided to apply the principles, through a proven series of practical exercises, to your organization’s greatest challenges.
The da Vinci principles are:
- Curiosità – An insatiable quest for knowledge and continuous improvement
- Dimostrazione – Learning from experience
- Sensazione – Sharpening the senses
- Sfumato – Managing ambiguity and change
- Arte/Scienza – Whole-brain thinking
- Corporalità – Body-mind fitness
- Connessione – Systems thinking
The Healing Organization:
What if there was a company that not only reduced its environmental footprint to zero, but actually made a net positive contribution to their ecosystem?
And what if these businesses, who prioritize the welfare of all their stakeholders, who help heal their employees, customers and communities, are more profitable and prosperous than their industry peers?
Such businesses, and many others like them, do exist, and in this inspiring, unforgettable keynote Michael will explain how your business can become a place of healing for employees and their families, a source of healing for customers, communities and ecosystems, and a force for healing in society, helping alleviate cultural, economic and political divides.
Innovate Like Edison
Edison understood that personal success and organizational innovation go hand-in-hand. Personal success requires you to learn how to think like an innovator; and, for your organization to be successful, innovation is now more important than ever.
This program introduces Edison’s Five Competencies of Innovation™. They are:
- Solution‐Centered Mindset
- Kaleidoscopic Thinking
- Full‐Spectrum Engagement
- Master Mind Collaboration
- Super‐Value Creation
Creativity On Demand
Throughout history geniuses such as Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, etc. had an intuitive understanding of how to access and apply creative energy.
This program guides participants to generate and express creative energy using simple, elegant, evidence‐based methods. These techniques, based on ancient wisdom and validated by contemporary science, are combined with an understanding of how to adopt a creative mindset and apply the most potent methods of the creative process.
This program presents practical, evidence-based information on improving your mind throughout life.
- How to Improve Your Memory and Learning Ability
- Exercise for More Brain Power: The Most Beneficial Activities
- 7 Simple Elements of a Brain-Friendly Diet
- Create a Brain-Enhancing Environment
- Investing in Your Social Wealth: Cultivate Healthy Relationships
- Sleep, Naps and Meditation: Rest Peacefully to Delay Resting in Peace