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Jef Staes

Innovation expert, thought-leader & speaker
Country: Belgium

An organisational architect and a true entrepreneur, keynote speaker Jef Staes is an expert on innovation and culture change. He confronts his audience with the challenges of the information age, offers a new vocabulary and so enables CEOs, managers, and employees alike, to start implementing solutions today.

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Jef Staes is a thought leader on learning processes and innovative organizations. He has professional experience as a telecommunication expert, software developer, training manager, and corporate learning officer. Today, Jef Staes is an internationally renowned keynote speaker, guest lecturer, author, and three-time TEDx speaker. His stories and books are guaranteed eye-openers and his thoughts on the future of business and education have inspired many.

An innovation expert and architect, Jef Staes has developed a new mindset for CEOs, managers, and employees. With his ‘Engine of Innovation Mindset’, he offers organisations the answers to truly start innovating through radically changing their culture. He is the founder of the Red Monkey Company, an organization that challenges CEOs and managers to take a renewed perspective on the role of organizational culture in innovation and change. Jef Staes is also the author of several books, including the bestselling My Organisation is a Jungle (2008), which answers some of the difficult questions that managers and executives are faced with on a daily basis.

The world is changing faster and faster. The need for sustainable and disruptive innovation has never been higher. Schools, organizations, companies and regions all have to adapt to this new world and need to increase their power to learn and innovate dramatically. Today’s schools and companies, however, are not able to create the right learning and working environment that enables and energizes disruptive innovation by using passion for talents. Jef Staes’ presentations focus on the challenges and the solutions that enable organizations to make the switch to this new environment. He has the courage to discuss the fundamental challenges for organizations and education worldwide with a great sense of humor and drama. An exceptionally talented storyteller and speaker, he keeps his audiences spellbound from start to finish.

    Keynote by Speaker Jef Staes

    Switch3D: Organizations in Search of a New Balance

    • Why do we need innovation? What has fundamentally changed in today’s world? Who will be the leaders of tomorrow? The 2D/3D-story is a classic in Jef Staes’ lectures and offers a framework to start debating innovation in your company.

    Keynote by Speaker Jef Staes

    The Red Monkey® Story

    • With his Red Monkey metaphor, Jef Staes gained national and international recognition. His popular story illustrates why so many resist change. It also presents a new innovation paradigm: A respectful conflict model.

    Keynote by Speaker Jef Staes

    3D-Managers are Heroes

    • Organizations have to adapt their management style if they want to survive as an organization. During these lectures Jef Staes focuses on the need for a new management generation and the dramatic impact on Human Resources Management.

    Keynote by Speaker Jef Staes

    No more sheeping! Time to wake up and stop following the herd

    • ‘No more sheeping’ is a confrontational manifesto against our current educational system and the way we treat talents. With daring statements and bold ideas, Jef Staes opens the floor for discussion.
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