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Andrew
Grant

CEO of Tirian, breakthrough author and creativity authority.

We want innovation, but a creative culture must come first.
Profile

Andrew Grant is recognized as a global creative thinking pioneer and highly engaging keynote speaker. As the author of several books and over 30 original and sophisticated organizational development programs on the market today, Andrew brings a unique contemporary perspective to the field of innovative thinking and creative problem solving.

Andrew is a highly experienced and humorous presenter and facilitator, who will challenge leaders and their teams to thinking differently about innovation and creative thinking.

Fully engaging interactive session on Creative Thinking and Innovation. Andrew can present to an audience that is wanting outcomes delivered engagingly in an intelligent and interactive way (not just entertainment, not a dry talk, and not childish games or gimmicks). Topics are presented in a unique way previously not experienced.

Intelligent in content, stimulating in method: he practices what he preaches - and offers not only an intelligent session on the topic but one that is presented creativity. We can make the learning last and be applied back into the work space.

Current work

Andrew Grant and his partner Gaia Grant (Sydney Uni Business School researcher) have spent 30 years travelling the world to look at why is it that some societies, cultures and organisations seem to have raced ahead, whilst others appear to have been left behind. They have also developed an Innovation Climate Indicator (iCLi) to assess the innovation readiness of both individuals and organizations, to ensure innovation can actually happen.

Previous experience

Author: Andrew has a wealth of knowledge & experience working internationally, and is both globally minded and culturally fluent, resulting in sessions that are always relevant and sensitive to both the local mindset and diverse audiences. He has co-authored over 30 corporate educational resources, simulations and programs in total, which are used by Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Companies such as Visa use Tirian programs as an induction program for every new manager worldwide.

He is also the co-author of the breakthrough new book The Innovation Race: How to Change a Culture to Change the Game, along with international bestseller ‘Who Killed Creativity?... And How Can We Get it Back?

Speaker: In his role as a keynote speaker, Andrew has been in high demand internationally: including delivering keynotes at:
• Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO) Global Edge & GLC ROW Conference (Aust) (Europe)
• Four Seasons Hotel International CEO Conference (Canada)
• The World Innovation Conference (France),
• Salesforce Road Show
• TEDx (HK).
• HR Summit & HR Smart Workforce (Singapore)
• APEC CEO Summit & APEC University Leaders’ Forum (Vietnam)
• Innoday Competing for the future (Stockholm)

Andrew has delivered a series of headline keynotes at extended international roadshows for Fuji Xerox, PwC, J&J, and Citibank.

Media
Expertise
Talking Points

Leadership: Inventing the Future

Why are many of today's leaders stuck in a void between Facebook and indigenous cultures? Why is checking morning emails more dangerous than smoking marijuana? Why does Coke taste better when you know it's Coke? How did the Australian Aboriginals sustain their environment for tens of thousands of years without a government or the internet? Effective leaders have a clear picture about their basic purpose and their teams share a common set of values, which provides a vision and drives actions towards high performance. The stories leaders share about the organization reveal the predominant corporate culture. The deliberate use of story can also be instrumental in shaping the culture. By identifying the stories people tell and analysing these, it is possible for leaders to gain an understanding of significant experiences and issues that may need to be acknowledged and managed.

The Collaboration Deception

Why do bees discriminate against some of their own in order to protect their collaborative community? How has tourism destroyed age-old farming practices overnight by ignoring collaborative principles? And what do the stone age hunters have in common with stockbrokers in terms of reasons to collaborate? The motivation behind apparent collaboration can be deceptive, and many teams need to understand what dynamics can drag a team down before they will be able to build a collaborative community. This dynamic keynote or workshop includes a fascinating social experiment based on game theory, that will challenge the smartest of players to build collaboration in an often cutthroat competitive environment.

Who Killed Who Killed Creativity? And How Can We Get It Back?

Who killed creativity? Was it X. S. Stress in the CEO's office with the 'Illusion of Invulnerability', or Beau Rock-Racy in the Cube Farm with the 'Scalpel Of Expertise'? In this colourful and lively Whodunit-like keynote talk/board game/or workshop, participants help solve a mystery using the latest brain research and sociological findings to discover 'Who Killed Creativity?' and how to can get it back. The just-released IBM poll of 1,500 CEOs identified creativity as the number one 'leadership competency' of the future, and yet 300,000 CQ Torrance tests have shown that since 1990 creativity is on the decline. Tirian has also discovered in their workshops with adults, and their video 'HANDS UP' that as children progress through school and into the workplace, for many creativity declines. What are the causes of this trend? Do they exist in your workplace, and effect your teams performance, and if so, what can be done about it? Find out how creativity and innovation can improve results by up to 300% in your organisation.
Topics

Business

  • Mastering Leadership
  • Change Management

Innovation

  • Creativity
  • Futurists
  • Artificial Intelligence
Feedback
Both the book and the 'roadshow' are captivating. Andrew Grant has star quality and uses it positively. Andrew has worked on leadership and team development around the globe for more than 15 years, but his presentation still yields the bravado of youth, nicely seasoned with the wisdom of a recognised leader in his field. He's young at heart, and ferociously clever with it. South China Morning Post
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