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Efficiency, Effectiveness through Digital Transformation


Michael Nir

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Digital transformation expert, Business Agility, OKRs and Lean Thinking.

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Discover transformative success with Michael Nir, Sapir Consulting US President. As a dynamic agile coach, he seamlessly blends technical mastery and emotional intelligence, guiding teams to conquer challenges and reach new heights. Join the journey of growth, let's reshape the future, and unlock the full potential of individuals and teams together!

Reasons to book Michael Nir

  • Global Recognition: Benefit from Michael’s globally recognized agile coaching expertise, transforming teams worldwide.
  • Award-Winning Innovation: Experience award-winning innovation strategies from Michael, reshaping industries and propelling organizations forward.
  • Corporate Transformation Pioneer: Choose Michael Nir for a keynote from a corporate transformation pioneer, offering proven strategies for organizational reinvention.
Keynote speaker Michael Nir is a sought-after international speaker and leadership expert. Michael is known for his innovation, creativity and passion for speaking. He is a best-selling author and has written nine books on the topic of influence, consumer experience, teams and Agile project management.

Michael is a dynamic team and enterprise agile coach, recognized for his unparalleled passion and relentless pursuit of innovation. When you book Michael Nir, you’re bringing in a master of engineering with extensive Gestalt principles training, a winning combination that sets him apart in the world of corporate speakers.

Navigating the challenges of the business landscape is a journey, and Michael Nir serves as the ultimate guide. His expertise doesn’t just stop at technical prowess; it seamlessly extends into the realm of emotional intelligence. Imagine your team not just meeting but exceeding goals, fueled by a newfound understanding of collaborative success.

Michael, the President of Sapir Consulting US, stands out as a true catalyst for change. His motivational speaking transcends the ordinary, leading organizations on transformative paths. Whether steering teams through intricate challenges or empowering them to embrace agile methodologies, Michael crafts a narrative that resonates with audiences seeking lasting impact.

Book Michael Nir for your event, and you’re not just securing a keynote speaker; you’re investing in a transformative journey. His infectious enthusiasm and unwavering commitment ensure that your organization doesn’t just survive change but thrives in it. Join Michael on an exhilarating adventure of growth, exploration, and unparalleled success – the kind that reshapes the future and unleashes the full potential of individuals and teams.

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AI Digital Transformation: Strategy & OKRs - AI for increased efficiency & productivity

Attendees will delve into the dynamic intersection of strategy, Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to unlock heightened efficiency and productivity in management.

This keynote will explore how leveraging AI technologies can revolutionize the strategic planning process and the implementation of OKRs, fostering a more agile and adaptive approach.

The talk aims to provide managers with a nuanced understanding of how AI can be strategically integrated to drive organizational success through the alignment of goals and the realization of OKRs

  • Understanding the Integration of AI in Strategic Planning: Participants will learn how to effectively integrate Artificial Intelligence into the strategic planning process, gaining insights into the role of AI in analyzing data, predicting trends, and supporting informed decision-making for strategic initiatives.
  • Optimizing OKRs through AI Implementation: Attendees will explore practical applications of AI in the development and execution of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). This includes learning how AI technologies can enhance the alignment of organizational objectives, facilitate real-time tracking of key results, and contribute to a more agile and responsive approach to achieving goals.
  • Hands-on Experience with AI-Driven Management Tools: The session will provide a hands-on experience with AI-driven project management tools and methodologies. Participants will gain practical knowledge of specific AI applications that can increase efficiency and productivity, enabling them to apply these tools in their respective projects and enhance overall project performance.
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Has the PMO become the death star for an agile transformation? Agile in the age of the Laggards – What’s left for us?

In the turning point of the software digital age where organizations face a Cambrian Extinction – the scientific application of flow, agile, lean, design thinking, lean start up, lean UX, and DevOps together with high performing teams is crucial to business survival;

However, the empire strikes back and traditional, Taylorism backed frozen middle led by the PMO (project/program management office) is countering with a vengeance.

Audience takeaways:

  • Exploring the essentials of successful lean agile and DevOps change initiatives
  • Learn how to keep digital transformation simple
  • Team agility without organizational cadence, flow and continuous focus on DevOps and technical excellence is a wasted effort
  • Identify the scaling patterns for your organization
  • An explanation of #Soakability for leading change
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Persuading the Virtual Bear – How to Influence VIRTUALLY

In the past year, we were thrown into a virtual environment where communication is different than f2f. Your job requires to influence remotely just about all the time. It may take the form of gaining support, inspiring others, persuading other people to become your champions, engaging someone’s imagination, creating relationships. Whatever form it takes, being an excellent remote influencer makes your job easier.

Audience takeaways:

  • 2 practical tips and best practices for influencing in the virtual environment.
  • How skills, are crucial to effectively persuade others, lead diverse teams, and get projects done on time even when done virtually.
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Building highly effective virtual teams

The ongoing challenges of creating the magical bond between team members in small and big endeavors can be elusive. What’s more, in the last few decades, this has become increasingly challenging. This presentation provides you with much-needed practical advice on how to create an effective collaborative virtual/remote team environment.

Audience takeaways:

  • Identify the characteristics, challenges, and opportunities of virtual leading teams
  • Define key strategies for leading effective virtual teams
  • Recognize what virtual team members need and expect from virtual team leaders; Employ key techniques to build trust.

The presentation also follows the Nine must-haves of a team of leaders as appear in Michael’s book.

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How to Thrive in the Covid-19 Gig Economy ?

One of the fastest-growing trends in employment is a move away from full-time contracts. Instead, both employers and workers are pursuing alternative arrangements, including temporary or project-based contracts.

Those participating in the gig economy call themselves freelancers, independent professionals, contract workers, and independent contractors. It’s easy to think of this group as a bunch of millennials looking to escape the traditional 9 to 5, but among those participating in the gig economy are experienced nurses, project managers, scrum masters, agile coaches, engineers, and marketing consultants

Audience takeaways:

  • What are the fundamental pre-requisites for branding yourself for gig economy employment?
  • What does it take to thrive in the Covid19 gig economy?
  • How can you prepare for gig economy employment?
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How did begin your speaking career?
25 years ago; I finished high school, and was working as a substitute teacher in an elementary school. It was a very cold winter and many teachers had the flu; so I was working a lot… Mostly I was looking after the children on free time; however once I was asked to step in a math lesson with first graders. They were restless; they heckled me, made a lot of noise and were being rowdy. Instead of engaging in open conflict, I started writing equations on the board, and that made them settle down; however I wrote too many and then they burst out crying…Talk about a tough audience!

What sparked your interest for emotional intelligence?
Combining soft and hard skills is essential for success; without understanding the emotional behavioral aspects of human interaction, it is very difficult to succeed in business. I help managers overcome their deficit in the emotional sphere, in order to become better leaders.

Which one of your books are you most proud of?
Silent influencing, my second book, which I completed in 2013, is both personal and business oriented. It provides best practices to better understand ourselves, and the interactions we have with others. It summarizes years of experimentations and theoretical Gestalt concepts put into practice.

Who or what inspires you most?
I am inspired by people who see through narratives and provide holistic views of human behavior. The work of Nobel Prize laureate professor Daniel Kahneman who authored: Thinking Fast and Slow, and Harvard Professor Daniel Gilbert (who has one of the most viewed Ted talks – about the science of happiness) have inspired me and my work in leadership, lean agile and body language.

How much does humor factor into your keynotes and other speaking engagements?
A lot; people learn better when they are laughing; my keynotes and speaking engagements are interactive, I believe my role is to offer the environment for people to interact and engage; this in turn increases the opportunities for humor.

Why do clients typically hire you to speak?
Good question, many reasons. I have spoken at many events for a multitude of clients; reach out to A-Speakers to figure out how I could make your next event igniting, creative, thought provoking and fun.

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