Get him in, point him at the opportunity and benefit from the collaboration, I highly recommend Jacob!
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.
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 cold-calling 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.
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.
Featured Keynote Programs
The Employee Experience Advantage
How To Create An Organization Where People Want, Not Need To Show Up
Investment in employee engagement has never been higher yet scores have never been lower, how can that be the case?
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 work-from-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!
Why and how the workplace is changing.
Why employee experience and employee engagement are not the same.
The ROI of employee experience.
The three employee experience environments: culture, space, and technology.
Why employee experience is not an “HR thing.”
How to design and create employee experiences.
The Vulnerable Leader
Leaders are told to be vulnerable, but what does that actually mean, what’s keeping leaders from being vulnerable, how do you do it, and is vulnerability always a good thing?
Leaders are in positions of power and authority which means being vulnerable for them is not the same as it is for everyone else. Based on over 100 CEO interviews and a survey of 14,000 employees around the world, this session looks at how leaders can unlock the superpower of vulnerability by approaching in the right way. Jacob’s is filled with exclusive CEO stories, insights, and frameworks, and is backed with plenty of hard data. When the session is over you will know why vulnerable leaders are superheros and how to become one!
What it means to be a vulnerable leader.
The impact of vulnerable leadership.
What makes leaders feel vulnerable and why.
How to approach vulnerability in the right way.
How to unlock the power of vulnerability combined with leadership.
The Future Leader
9 Leadership Skills & Mindsets For The Future Of Work
How do you lead in a rapidly changing world where it’s clear that what worked in the past won’t work in the present or the future?
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 ground-breaking 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.
Why and how leadership is changing.
What it means to be a leader and the impact that leaders have.
The four mindsets and five skills leaders must practice.
Why many leaders struggle with change.
How to become a future-ready leader.
The Future of Work
The future of work isn’t something that happens to us, it’s something we design, shape, and create!
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.
Trends shaping the future of work.
How technology needs to be used to augment humans, not replace them
What the future of work looks like.
How to think about the future of work.
How to shape the future of work.
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!
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 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!"
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.
If you want one of the world's top minds on the future of work and employee experience then hire Jacob! We brought him in to deliver a keynote for our executive customers to get them to think differently about how they build and design their organizations for the future. His talk was unique, inspiring, informative, and fun. I highly recommend Jacob!
Jacob is clearly a passionate speaker and he delivered an engaging and informative keynote session at the Harvard Business Review Summit. He did a great job of conveying his ideas while inspiring attendees to think differently about the future of work. His session received great feedback and I highly recommend him as a speaker!
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 their organizations as a result. His session was engaging and informative!
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 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!
As a leader focused on the employee experience, leadership and workforce trends, Jacob's perspectives into the trends of the future workforce are insightful and spot on!