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Polly LaBarre

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Founding Member of the Fast Company Magazine, Co-Founder of the Management Lab & Co-Author of "Mavericks at Work"

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 Polly LaBarre Biography

All change goes against the rules. Polly LaBarre arms leaders with a Maverick Manual to hack the status quo and ramp up originality, invention and game-changing disruption. The true work of leadership, she says, is inspiring, unleashing, and amplifying human creativity, passion, and resourcefulness - creating a cultural DNA where the response to change happens almost as fast as change itself. Co-author of Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win and founding team member of Fast Company magazine, Polly is co-founder of Management Lab, the think-and-do tank where she consults with top global brands. Polly is also a top speaker who leaves audiences with actionable lessons from organizations and leaders who are transforming their cultures and industries by breaking the rules and harnessing the human element. She inspires people to engage and reimagine the challenges they face, become fearless experimenters, and rethink the work of leadership.

Along with her partners at the Management Lab (MLab), Polly has developed a pioneering method and platform for changing how large organizations change. They run large-scale, real-world experiments in “hacking management” to build the deep organizational capabilities crucial for thriving in a creative, disruptive world: adaptability, innovation, and inspiration.

In addition to running global “management hackathons,” MLab has also built the Management Innovation eXchange (MIX), the world’s largest community of management innovators, created a clearinghouse of management hacks and innovation stories, and launched a series of events.

Polly has traveled the world to work with the courageous contrarians, management mavericks, and pioneering progressives who are inventing the future of organizations and business. While these are organizations of every stripe that hail from every realm of endeavor, they do share a common credo: that the most winning organizations are animated by an utterly distinctive and deeply-felt point of view – a set of ideas with the power to fundamentally reshape the sense of what’s possible; that work is personal, values rule, freedom is a bigger game than power, and nobody wins unless everybody wins.

Early in her career, as part of the founding team of Fast Company magazine, Polly played a central role in the remarkable success of a magazine that recast the conventional wisdom on power, competition, work, leadership, innovation, and change. The magazine introduced the world to a new universe of organizations and leaders whose management models were as distinctive as their business models were disruptive.

Polly is the co-author of the award-winning book Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win, which was a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek bestseller. Published in over 20 territories, Mavericks was a “Business Book of the Year” for the Financial Times, the Miami Herald, and The Economist, which called the book "a pivotal work in the tradition of In Search of Excellence and Good to Great." CNN, CNBC, and GMA all created series around the book.

Polly’s writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including Fast Company, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review online, Fortune.com, the McKinsey Quarterly, and she has served as business and innovation correspondent for CNN.

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Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win

Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win

Speaking Topics
  • No One Is as Smart as Everyone

    In this eye-opening keynote, Polly LaBarre connects the dots between the spread of open-source technology, the rising tide of distributed creativity, and a new, more open, more collective approach to innovation. She introduces the audience to a set of compelling initiatives already underway in a variety of industries and business settings. The real bottom line: you have to generate the best ideas from the most people, and turn those ideas into decisive action.

  • Strategy as Advocacy & the Next Business Agenda

    The only sustainable form of leadership is thought leadership: What ideas do we stand for? And how do those ideas challenge the accepted ways of doing things in our business? Originality is the acid test of strategy. In this inspiring presentation, keynote speaker Polly Labarre offers an inside look at a new generation of leaders, a special breed of companies, and an exciting mix of disruptive experiments that represent a remarkable force for growth.

  • Unleashing the Best

    Why does the human side of business remain the last item on most leaders' list of strategic priorities? It's one of the great mysteries
    • and painful hypocrisies
    • of life inside most organizations. To create a truly distinctive organization, you need to design a distinctive approach to the workplace. In this spirited talk, business speaker Polly LaBarre describes how the most distinctive (and winning) organizations not only cast their companies with star performers, but create robust systems for unleashing the best from each individual and maximizing collaboration.

  • Fit for the Future: Creating Adaptable, Innovative, and Inspiring Organizations

    We live in a world where change is relentless, disruptive, even shocking. Success has never been more fleeting, and the ability to adapt more important. In this context, one of the most important questions leaders face is: Are you changing as fast as the world is changing? If your answer is “No, not really,” you’re not alone. The “modern organization” was designed over a century ago not to adapt but to preserve the status quo, not to invent the new but to clamp down on deviations from the norm, and not to unleash people but to control them. How to change the DNA of an entrenched organization? Polly LaBarre has been exploring that question for nearly two decades. A captivating storyteller, Polly offers fresh perspectives to cast the most fundamental challenges for leaders and organizations in new light. Audiences walk away with mind-flipping insights on how to evolve their management model—the most powerful source of competitive advantage today – and to build an organization that is truly fit for the future: endlessly adaptable, relentlessly inventive, and genuinely inspiring.

  • Innovating Innovation: Making Innovation an Everyday, Everywhere Capability

    What company today doesn’t put innovation at the top of the agenda? Yet few have devoted the energy and resources it takes to build innovation into the values, processes, and practices that rule everyday activity and behavior. No wonder. That disconnect is a product of organizational DNA – productivity, predictability, and alignment are embedded in the marrow of our management systems. But it’s experimentation, risk-taking, and variety that produce game-changing innovation. Polly demonstrates how to make every management process a catalyst, rather than a wet blanket, for innovation. She shares how the world’s most innovative organizations and leaders are strengthening their innovation DNA—and shows audiences how to lay out the welcome mat for new (and even dissenting) ideas, upgrade the innovation skills of every person in the organization, build in the crucial space and slack needed for innovation, develop a robust set of innovation metrics and tools, leverage new social technologies in service of invention and bust bureaucracy and promote experimentation.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Polly LaBarre for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Polly LaBarre for your next private or corporate function.
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Polly LaBarre

5 out of 5

Founding Member of the Fast Company Magazine, Co-Founder of the Management Lab & Co-Author of "Mavericks at Work"

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Polly LaBarre Biography

All change goes against the rules. Polly LaBarre arms leaders with a Maverick Manual to hack the status quo and ramp up originality, invention and game-changing disruption. The true work of leadership, she says, is inspiring, unleashing, and amplifying human creativity, passion, and resourcefulness - creating a cultural DNA where the response to change happens almost as fast as change itself. Co-author of Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win and founding team member of Fast Company magazine, Polly is co-founder of Management Lab, the think-and-do tank where she consults with top global brands. Polly is also a top speaker who leaves audiences with actionable lessons from organizations and leaders who are transforming their cultures and industries by breaking the rules and harnessing the human element. She inspires people to engage and reimagine the challenges they face, become fearless experimenters, and rethink the work of leadership.

Along with her partners at the Management Lab (MLab), Polly has developed a pioneering method and platform for changing how large organizations change. They run large-scale, real-world experiments in “hacking management” to build the deep organizational capabilities crucial for thriving in a creative, disruptive world: adaptability, innovation, and inspiration.

In addition to running global “management hackathons,” MLab has also built the Management Innovation eXchange (MIX), the world’s largest community of management innovators, created a clearinghouse of management hacks and innovation stories, and launched a series of events.

Polly has traveled the world to work with the courageous contrarians, management mavericks, and pioneering progressives who are inventing the future of organizations and business. While these are organizations of every stripe that hail from every realm of endeavor, they do share a common credo: that the most winning organizations are animated by an utterly distinctive and deeply-felt point of view – a set of ideas with the power to fundamentally reshape the sense of what’s possible; that work is personal, values rule, freedom is a bigger game than power, and nobody wins unless everybody wins.

Early in her career, as part of the founding team of Fast Company magazine, Polly played a central role in the remarkable success of a magazine that recast the conventional wisdom on power, competition, work, leadership, innovation, and change. The magazine introduced the world to a new universe of organizations and leaders whose management models were as distinctive as their business models were disruptive.

Polly is the co-author of the award-winning book Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win, which was a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek bestseller. Published in over 20 territories, Mavericks was a “Business Book of the Year” for the Financial Times, the Miami Herald, and The Economist, which called the book "a pivotal work in the tradition of In Search of Excellence and Good to Great." CNN, CNBC, and GMA all created series around the book.

Polly’s writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including Fast Company, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review online, Fortune.com, the McKinsey Quarterly, and she has served as business and innovation correspondent for CNN.

Polly LaBarre Videos

  • Polly LaBarre | ParadigmShift
    ParadigmShift 2016 brought together a group of executives and business luminaries to address what it means to Thrive on Complexity: ...
  • Mavericks at Work: Lego Opens Up To Innovate
  • Fit for the Future:Create An Environment That Inspires

Polly LaBarre Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Polly LaBarre

Polly LaBarre Speaking Topics

  • No One Is as Smart as Everyone

    In this eye-opening keynote, Polly LaBarre connects the dots between the spread of open-source technology, the rising tide of distributed creativity, and a new, more open, more collective approach to innovation. She introduces the audience to a set of compelling initiatives already underway in a variety of industries and business settings. The real bottom line: you have to generate the best ideas from the most people, and turn those ideas into decisive action.

  • Strategy as Advocacy & the Next Business Agenda

    The only sustainable form of leadership is thought leadership: What ideas do we stand for? And how do those ideas challenge the accepted ways of doing things in our business? Originality is the acid test of strategy. In this inspiring presentation, keynote speaker Polly Labarre offers an inside look at a new generation of leaders, a special breed of companies, and an exciting mix of disruptive experiments that represent a remarkable force for growth.

  • Unleashing the Best

    Why does the human side of business remain the last item on most leaders' list of strategic priorities? It's one of the great mysteries
    • and painful hypocrisies
    • of life inside most organizations. To create a truly distinctive organization, you need to design a distinctive approach to the workplace. In this spirited talk, business speaker Polly LaBarre describes how the most distinctive (and winning) organizations not only cast their companies with star performers, but create robust systems for unleashing the best from each individual and maximizing collaboration.

  • Fit for the Future: Creating Adaptable, Innovative, and Inspiring Organizations

    We live in a world where change is relentless, disruptive, even shocking. Success has never been more fleeting, and the ability to adapt more important. In this context, one of the most important questions leaders face is: Are you changing as fast as the world is changing? If your answer is “No, not really,” you’re not alone. The “modern organization” was designed over a century ago not to adapt but to preserve the status quo, not to invent the new but to clamp down on deviations from the norm, and not to unleash people but to control them. How to change the DNA of an entrenched organization? Polly LaBarre has been exploring that question for nearly two decades. A captivating storyteller, Polly offers fresh perspectives to cast the most fundamental challenges for leaders and organizations in new light. Audiences walk away with mind-flipping insights on how to evolve their management model—the most powerful source of competitive advantage today – and to build an organization that is truly fit for the future: endlessly adaptable, relentlessly inventive, and genuinely inspiring.

  • Innovating Innovation: Making Innovation an Everyday, Everywhere Capability

    What company today doesn’t put innovation at the top of the agenda? Yet few have devoted the energy and resources it takes to build innovation into the values, processes, and practices that rule everyday activity and behavior. No wonder. That disconnect is a product of organizational DNA – productivity, predictability, and alignment are embedded in the marrow of our management systems. But it’s experimentation, risk-taking, and variety that produce game-changing innovation. Polly demonstrates how to make every management process a catalyst, rather than a wet blanket, for innovation. She shares how the world’s most innovative organizations and leaders are strengthening their innovation DNA—and shows audiences how to lay out the welcome mat for new (and even dissenting) ideas, upgrade the innovation skills of every person in the organization, build in the crucial space and slack needed for innovation, develop a robust set of innovation metrics and tools, leverage new social technologies in service of invention and bust bureaucracy and promote experimentation.

FAQs on booking Polly LaBarre

  • How to book Polly LaBarre?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Polly LaBarre for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Polly LaBarre, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Polly LaBarre or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Polly LaBarre?

    Booking fees for Polly LaBarre, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Polly LaBarre, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Polly LaBarre?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Polly LaBarre for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Polly LaBarre for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Polly LaBarre or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Polly LaBarre or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Polly LaBarre is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Polly LaBarre for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Polly LaBarre generally travels from New Haven, CT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Randi Zuckerberg, Josh Linkner, Marilyn Tam, Jan Fields and Betsy Myers. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Polly LaBarre for an upcoming event.

Polly LaBarre Speaker Videos

  • Polly LaBarre | ParadigmShift
    ParadigmShift 2016 brought together a group of executives and business luminaries to address what it means to Thrive on Complexity: ...
    Mavericks at Work: Lego Opens Up To Innovate
  • Fit for the Future:Create An Environment That Inspires
    Polly LaBarre: Innovate Like an Insurgent - YouTube
  • Polly LaBarre - Co-Author, Mavericks at Work | Founding Member ...
    Want a Fast Company? Polly LaBarre Says: Be a Maverick

Polly LaBarre Speaking Topics

  • No One Is as Smart as Everyone

    In this eye-opening keynote, Polly LaBarre connects the dots between the spread of open-source technology, the rising tide of distributed creativity, and a new, more open, more collective approach to innovation. She introduces the audience to a set of compelling initiatives already underway in a variety of industries and business settings. The real bottom line: you have to generate the best ideas from the most people, and turn those ideas into decisive action.

  • Strategy as Advocacy & the Next Business Agenda

    The only sustainable form of leadership is thought leadership: What ideas do we stand for? And how do those ideas challenge the accepted ways of doing things in our business? Originality is the acid test of strategy. In this inspiring presentation, keynote speaker Polly Labarre offers an inside look at a new generation of leaders, a special breed of companies, and an exciting mix of disruptive experiments that represent a remarkable force for growth.

  • Unleashing the Best

    Why does the human side of business remain the last item on most leaders' list of strategic priorities? It's one of the great mysteries
    • and painful hypocrisies
    • of life inside most organizations. To create a truly distinctive organization, you need to design a distinctive approach to the workplace. In this spirited talk, business speaker Polly LaBarre describes how the most distinctive (and winning) organizations not only cast their companies with star performers, but create robust systems for unleashing the best from each individual and maximizing collaboration.

  • Fit for the Future: Creating Adaptable, Innovative, and Inspiring Organizations

    We live in a world where change is relentless, disruptive, even shocking. Success has never been more fleeting, and the ability to adapt more important. In this context, one of the most important questions leaders face is: Are you changing as fast as the world is changing? If your answer is “No, not really,” you’re not alone. The “modern organization” was designed over a century ago not to adapt but to preserve the status quo, not to invent the new but to clamp down on deviations from the norm, and not to unleash people but to control them. How to change the DNA of an entrenched organization? Polly LaBarre has been exploring that question for nearly two decades. A captivating storyteller, Polly offers fresh perspectives to cast the most fundamental challenges for leaders and organizations in new light. Audiences walk away with mind-flipping insights on how to evolve their management model—the most powerful source of competitive advantage today – and to build an organization that is truly fit for the future: endlessly adaptable, relentlessly inventive, and genuinely inspiring.

  • Innovating Innovation: Making Innovation an Everyday, Everywhere Capability

    What company today doesn’t put innovation at the top of the agenda? Yet few have devoted the energy and resources it takes to build innovation into the values, processes, and practices that rule everyday activity and behavior. No wonder. That disconnect is a product of organizational DNA – productivity, predictability, and alignment are embedded in the marrow of our management systems. But it’s experimentation, risk-taking, and variety that produce game-changing innovation. Polly demonstrates how to make every management process a catalyst, rather than a wet blanket, for innovation. She shares how the world’s most innovative organizations and leaders are strengthening their innovation DNA—and shows audiences how to lay out the welcome mat for new (and even dissenting) ideas, upgrade the innovation skills of every person in the organization, build in the crucial space and slack needed for innovation, develop a robust set of innovation metrics and tools, leverage new social technologies in service of invention and bust bureaucracy and promote experimentation.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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