Wharton professor Stew Friedman has delivered keynotes nationally and internationally to non-profits, government agencies, and multi-national corporations with audience members ranging from the C-suite to the front line.

Stew brings passion and practical ideas for action to his highly engaging talks. With his worldwide experience as a successful leader of change in organizations for three decades — he’s an accomplished executive, award-winning educator, widely-cited researcher, sought-after consultant, high-impact coach, and dynamic speaker — he knows how to help people in organizations produce sustainable results.

Stew speaks on a variety of topics and always aims to tailor his message to the particular needs and interests of his audience.  In his talks on Total Leadership, he makes it easy for you to see why, in today’s fractious, tumultuous world, your success as a leader cannot be only about achievement in your career or profession.  You have to perform well in all domains of your life — work, home, community, and your private self (mind, body, and spirit) – and create harmony among these different parts over the course of your life.

This is the challenge Stew puts before you – how to achieve greater performance by finding mutual value among all life domains.  In this dynamic, interactive experience he shows how to apply these principles to your experience as a leader:

  • Be real — acting with authenticity by clarifying what’s important
  • Be whole — acting with integrity by respecting the whole person
  • Be innovative — acting with creativity by experimenting with how things get done

You assess satisfaction and performance in all four domains and the alignment of your actions with your values. You explore what it means to lead with impact in all domains and leave with a game plan and scorecard for an experiment designed to produce a four-way win, along with a peer coach devoted to supporting their progress.

It’s practical, instructive, and fun.  You learn how to:

  • Reframe the idea of business leadership to embrace the whole person.
  • Transform the way you invest your attention, skills, and resources based on your values.
  • Apply new, realistic strategies for engaging others in creating meaningful change.

As the world’s leading thinker in the field of talent, according to Thinkers50, Stew offers engaging keynotes to inspire and educate audiences on a number of other important topics:

Parents Who Lead – based on the book (co-authored with Alyssa Westring), Stew provides evidence-based guidance for working parents on how to design a career and family life based on core values, cultivate a community of support in all parts of life, and experiment to discover better ways to live and work.

Leading the Life You Want – shares practical lessons from riveting life stories of six remarkable people and the surprising fact that they became leaders of significance because (not in spite) of their commitments to family, community, and the private self. Learn more.

Building Trust to Enhance Your Reputation – demonstrates the incredible power of asking for help on initiatives you are taking with the intent to serve others.

Taking Smart Political Action to Get Things Done – teaches how to get past the inhibitions that hold people back from acting to create coalitions for positive change.

New Choices for Men and Women in Work and Family – reveals rich insights and sounds a call to action from a 20-year longitudinal study comparing Gen Xers and Millennials. Learn more here.

For more detailed descriptions of these topics, please see Workshops.

To inquire about having Stew speak to your organization, contact us.