Rita Gunther McGrath can deliver customized keynotes or researched half- to multiple-day strategic working sessions.
Discovery Driven Planning
Discovery Driven Planning is a Harvard Business Review best-seller and has been adopted by companies all over the world as a key innovation tool.
Rita McGrath’s main argument is that most established companies have everything they need to take advantage of high-growth opportunities, with one exception: the right disciplines. Her entertaining and provocative sessions will help you and your people understand the disciplines that work to drive innovation and growth.
|Discovery Driven Planning|
|Capturing the most value from venturing|
|Designing a portfolio for growth|
|The middle managers’ role in growth programs|
|Designing the launch|
Rita is an exceptional instructor. She takes complex topics and makes them understandable and applicable. Her presentations are so informative, full of examples, case studies and questions the prompt lively discussions. Her handouts, tools, and slides enhance her classes so much that time flies, literally!
Krys Moskal Amdurer, Pearson, VP Pearson People Development, August 2010
Rita, I want to express our appreciation and warm-felt thank you for your outstanding presentations and support. We have had numerous requests for your return as well as having provided your info to many associations for further engagement. Early feedback has been very positive. Some written comments: “One of the definite must-attend conferences. I left feeling that my time was well spent and with ideas that I could implement or adjust to my organization.” “This is my 9th DigitalNow and, after having seen so many rock star quality speakers, I have high expectations — so when I say you blew me away in 2010… Well done.” “This was definitely one of your top conferences from a content standpoint. You know it was good when you can’t wait to get back to work and make some changes.”
Don Dea, Co-founder, Fusion Productions, DigitalNow Conference, April 2010
Rita was a brilliant and engaging speaker – lots of value to senior executives from large companies, and always a pleasure to work with.
Dr. Peter S. Temes, Founder and President, I L O Institute
Dear Rita, I really would like to express my thanks and admiration for the extraordinary two-day strategy and leadership workshop. With all your enthusiasm, professionalism, energy level, fast reactions to all concerns and relevant examples, we have achieved what I thought was maybe a too ambitious objective: a relevant, action–oriented, transformational event.
Doris Bigio, Managing Director, Doris Bigio Management Development
Dear Rita, On behalf of the Chief Executives Organization and the 2009 Financial Seminar participants, we want to thank you for your outstanding contribution to the education program. The Financial Seminar proved to be a great success, and you certainly were a critical part of that outcome. Your panel…on Government Intervention in the Economy: What to Expect, was insightful, and we felt privileged to have your “insider’s” knowledge shared with the membership.
Andrew Kahn, CEO Financial Seminar Chairman
The Outstanding Directors Exchange (ODX) session you moderated on the board’s role in strategy was a real highlight of our conference. We love the way you tie academic research to actionable takeaways. Thank you for your time, leadership and enthusiasm.
Heather Wolf, Outstanding Directors Program Director
I am the Executive Director of The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM). We invited Rita McGrath to give a keynote address to our 2nd Innovation Symposium in New York City from 6-9 December 2009. Rita’s speech on “Growth in Uncertain Times” was extremely well received by our delegates who were particularly impressed with her style of presentation and the insights they gained during her 40 minutes. Rita has a very relaxed and engaging presentation manner and she includes interesting stories that people can relate to, rather than lots of charts and graphs. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rita as a keynote speaker for any innovation related event.
Iain Bitran, Executive Director
The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM)
Professor McGrath was a guest on our radio Program New Construction Strategies. She was fantastic because she not only knew the material, but delivered it in a concise and articulate way that was easy to understand. She was focused and to the point. The reason we invited her on the program was because I had the pleasure of sitting in a webinar she did for HBR and she delivered that in the same concise way. You can’t go wrong hiring Prof. McGrath to speak at your event.
Ted Garrison, Certified Speaking Professional
Industry Expert and Construction Business Visionary
Host of Internet Radio Program: New Construction Strategies