David Burkus is a best-selling author, an award-winning podcaster, and management professor. In 2015, he was named one of the emerging thought leaders most likely to shape the future of business by Thinkers50, the world’s premier ranking of management thinkers.
His latest book, Under New Management, challenges the traditional and widely accepted principles of business management and proves that they are outdated, outmoded, or simply don’t work — and reveals what does. He is also the author of The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas. David is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and Forbes. His work has been featured in Fast Company, Inc, the Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and CBS This Morning.
David’s innovative views on leadership have earned him invitations to speak to leaders from a variety of organizations. He’s delivered keynote speeches and workshops for Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Stryker, in-demand conferences such as SXSW and TEDx events, and governmental and military leaders at the U.S. Naval Academy and Naval Postgraduate School. He’s also the host of the award-winning podcast, Radio Free Leader.
When he’s not speaking or writing, David is in the classroom. He is associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University, where he teaches courses on organizational behavior, creativity and innovation, and strategic leadership. In 2015, David was named one of the “Top 40 Under 40 Professors Who Inspire.” He serves on the advisory board of Fuse Corps, a nonprofit dedicated to making transformative and replicable change in local government.
David lives in Tulsa with his wife and their two boys.
Watch the replay of the webinar hosted by David Burkus and Stuart Crainer on June 27, 2016.
David Burkus’s Articles on the Thinkers50 Blog
- The Worst Ideas In Management
by David Burkus Management, as an invention to help organizations run smoothly, has been around for a little over 100 […]
- Let Your Frontline Workers Be Creative
by David Burkus We know that creativity and innovation fuel new products, services, even strategies. But too many executives make […]
- 5 Company-Wide And Crazy-Sounding Productivity Hacks
by David Burkus For a very long time businesses worked on the principle that employee productivity could be increased with […]
- What You Don't Know About Millennials
by David Burkus Everyone is talking about millennials. And why not? Depending on where you start the generation, millennials are […]
- Disengaged Employee? Why Don't You Pay Them To Quit?
by David Burkus Possibly the most counterintuitive process to appear in recent years is the idea of paying people to […]