Urs Koenig | Leadership Expert, Bestselling Author, UN Peacekeeper, Ultra Endurance Champion, Widely Published Professor

Urs Koenig

Leadership Expert, Bestselling Author, UN Peacekeeper, Ultra Endurance Champion, Widely Published Professor

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Urs Koenig
Biography

Urs is a bestselling author, one of the world’s leading experts on humble leadership, a former UN peacekeeper and NATO peacekeeping commander, a highly accomplished ultraendurance champion, a widely published professor, and a seasoned executive coach and keynote speaker with more than three decades of experience helping hundreds of leaders and dozens of executive teams unlock new levels of achievement across four continents. 

He is the founder of the Radical Humility Leadership Institute and speaks frequently on the topic of leadership to corporations and associations across the globe. His message of Radical Humility in leadership has inspired teams from across the spectrum, including Amazon, Starbucks, the Society of Human Resource Management, Vistage, the University of Melbourne, and Microsoft.

He holds a PhD in geography and a Master of Science from the University of Zürich, Switzerland, and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. 

Urs is the loving father of two teenage boys who make commanding soldiers look easy. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Featured Keynote Programs

Radical Humility
Be a Badass Leader AND a Good Human

With the world changing faster than ever before, increasing business competition, rapid technological change, and an incredibly diverse generation entering the workforce, a new, elevated style of leadership is required. This modern form of leadership is called leading with Radical Humility; a more human-centered approach that views humility as a key strength to achieving goals in today's complex world.

Radical Humility unlocks exactly how to deliver stellar business results with teams looking to mitigate burnout, overwhelm, exhaustion, resistance, and high turnover while promoting productivity, engagement, innovation, and creativity.

In this timely, highly actionable, and interactive keynote, Urs helps audience members implement his deeply researched and battle-tested Radical Humility framework that is grounded in his career in the leadership trenches as a UN peacekeeper, business executive, veteran executive coach, ultra-endurance champion, and widely published professor growing leaders on four continents.

Audience members will leave this presentation inspired by moving leadership stories and with a hands-on, concrete, and easy-to-use Radical Humility toolkit they can immediately implement to create a high-performance culture that is ‘tough on results and tender on people’.

Actionable Takeaways Tailored to Each Audience:
•    Master the three-pillared Radical Humility Framework to drive engagement and productivity.
•    Discover why digging deep for increased self-awareness is key to winning and how to go about it.
•    Learn the one critical skill that is required to fail successfully and embrace a growth mindset.
•    Learn how to drive high-performance team engagement by applying compassion while upholding the highest productivity standards.
•    Learn how to build a fearless team by championing a culture of psychological safety, including an easy-to-implement exercise that you can try at your next team meeting.
 

THEN to NOW Leadership
How to Engage and Empower in a Complex World

Business leaders in today’s fast-paced, disruptive, and volatile business climate face leadership challenges that did not exist even five years ago: Delivering top business results with a highly diverse work force that is dealing with burnout, mental health challenges, and low retention. To successfully tackle these challenges, a new kind of leadership is required—a kind of leadership that lets go of what we used to do back THEN and embraces what we need to do NOW to drive stellar business results while deeply engaging our team members.

In this inspiring, interactive, and actionable presentation, Urs guides his audience through the implementation of his proprietary THEN to NOW leadership framework, which is based on his world-spanning career of developing leaders on four continents as a UN peacekeeper, executive, seasoned executive coach, ultra-endurance champion, and widely published professor.

Audience members will leave this presentation energized and ready to take action. They will walk away with a tangible and concrete THEN to NOW toolkit that includes a focus on psychological safety, empowerment, belonging, and a growth mindset that leaders can immediately implement to fully engage their people while holding them to the highest standard. The result is that the team members can do what matters most: delight customers and take care of each other along the way.

Actionable Takeaways Tailored to Each Audience:
•    Master the 5 THEN to NOW Leadership Shifts to drive engagement, retention, and productivity.
•    Discover why focus and saying ‘no’ are two of the most important ingredients for success, including a practical, hands-on exercise.
•    Learn how to apply compassion while upholding the highest standards.
•    Discover how to build a fearless team by championing a culture of psychological safety, including an easy-to-implement exercise that you can try at your next team meeting.
•    Learn how to delegate and empower comprehensively.
 

Urs Koenig
Featured Book

Radical Humility: Be a Badass Leader and a Good Humanby Urs Koenig

Radical Humility: Be a Badass Leader and a Good Human

by Urs Koenig

“A game-changing book that redefines leadership in the modern world.” ―Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers50 #1 Executive Coach and New York Times bestselling author of The Earned Life, Triggers, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

When veteran executive coach, professor, and ultraendurance champion Urs Koenig signed up to be a NATO peacekeeping commander and United Nations peacekeeper in his fifties, he thought he knew a thing or two about leadership.

What he discovered was a new way of thinking that replaces the top-down, “heroic” leadership of the past with a more human-centered approach that views humility as a strength and key to achieving goals in today’s complex world.

The deeply researched Radical Humility framework centers on making five Shifts that will help you elevate your leadership from Heroic (THEN) to Humble (NOW).

With a flair for storytelling that has inspired teams at Amazon, Starbucks, Microsoft, and the Society of Human Resource Management, Koenig shares his own compelling leadership journey as well as those of leaders from health care, government, tech, the military, professional sports, and more.

Radical Humility is packed with dozens of no-nonsense tools and practical takeaways, making it the ultimate actionable blueprint for a new type of leader for a new type of world.

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