Polly LaBarre

POLLY LABARRE is a co-founder of the Management Lab, a “think-and-do” tank dedicated to rebooting management for the 21st century. Along with her partners at MLab (pronounced “M-Lab”), 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. A writer and popular keynote speaker to business audiences, Polly has been committed to helping organizations become more resilient, innovative, and inspiring since her days as a founding writer at Fast Company magazine.  She is co-author of the bestselling book Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win which has been published in 16 languages.  Polly's fresh organizational and leadership strategies embolden and equip leaders at every level to make a meaningful impact and lead change in their organizations.  Polly has a reputation as a top business speaker on leadership, culture, innovation and managing change in organizations. To watch video excerpts of speeches by Polly LaBarre click here. For more information on Polly’s speaking activities, contact Tony D’Amelio at D’Amelio Network – http://www.damelionetwork.com/contact/


Innovation | Leadership | Organizational Culture

A Cheat Sheet for Inventing the Future

By: Polly LaBarre
October 9th, 2018

For every leader unsettled by rampant disruption, unbounded competition, relentless commodification, and the specter of automation, there is a powerful antidote already inside the organization: the untapped audacity, imagination, energy, resourcefulness, curiosity, eccentricity, and passion of its people. Those fundamental human qualities are the engine of the creative economy—the source of all value. And yet, too few organizations are designed to unleash, mobilize, and amplify that human edge.

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