Out•Think Keynotes

“Shawn pulls his audience into an exciting and compelling story about this new era of leadership. His model of "Actionable Leadership" weaves together a variety of new and emerging perspectives, studies and personal observations from his years interviewing business leaders, thought leaders and academicians. Shawn brings truly infectious passion, energy and humor to this topic! Don't miss an opportunity to learn from Shawn's work!” Kathy Doiron, Global Talent Lab, Starbucks

“Your presentation today on leadership was one of the best I’ve heard in a long long time. You blended story, research, metrics, and real-world application seamlessly.” Great West Insurance

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We’ve entered a new era. Call it the age of imagination, ideation, conceptualization, creativity, innovation—take your pick. Creativity, mental flexibility, and collaboration have displaced one-dimensional intelligence and isolated determination as core ingredients of competitive advantage.

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Are you (or your boss) being poisoned by power?

Deborah Gruenfeld is a professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford. For years, she and her colleagues have been studying the effects of power – particularly the...
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The Secret is to be Valuable not Successful

On July 17, 1981 in a Hyatt Regency in Kansas City MO, two skywalks weighing over 70 tons collapsed on a party below, killing...
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When You Close One Door, Another Opens

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the...
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Conversations in Leadership with Jodi Detjen

The Orange Line: A Woman’s Guide to Integrating Career, Family and Life New age, same struggles. See how women...

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