Raymond Hofmann

Management Speaker, Advisor & Educator

  • Raymond Hofmann`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Raymond Hofmann`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English, German

  • Travels From

    Switzerland

  • Raymond Hofmann`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Raymond Hofmann`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English, German

  • Travels From

    Switzerland

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Management, as practiced today, is failing people and institutions

Only 15% of employees globally are engaged in their work. 75% of newly introduced products and services fail to be commercially successful. 70% of change initiatives don’t reach their objectives. The performance of US public companies (as measured by RoA) has been on a ...

Only 15% of employees globally are engaged in their work. 75% of newly introduced products and services fail to be commercially successful. 70% of change initiatives don’t reach their objectives. The performance of US public companies (as measured by RoA) has been on a steady decline since 1965, down to only 25% of what is was then. In other words: our organisations make people miserable, the cannot innovate, they cannot change, and as result performance drops like a rock. Management, as practiced today, isn’t working

Yet it doesn’t have to be that way. In this keynote, you will learn what causes this dismal track record. And what you can do to turn things around in your organisation.

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Can you describe your management model?

Just as organisations need a sound business model to be successful, they also need a well-designed management model. While the business model describes how an organisation creates and delivers value to customers, the management model describes how the work of management gets ...

Just as organisations need a sound business model to be successful, they also need a well-designed management model. While the business model describes how an organisation creates and delivers value to customers, the management model describes how the work of management gets done.

The work of management, of course, is to build an organisation capable of exploiting its current business model while at the same time innovating future business models. The management model describes how an organisation uses the social technology of management to that end.

So, can you describe your management model? If you’re like most organisations, then the answer is, unfortunately, “no”. This keynote will show you how to do it. And how to build on this initial description to build a world-class management model over time.

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Leadership or management?

There has been a lot of leadership hype and management bashing in recent years. A sharp distinction has emerged that sees leaders as the good guys and managers as the bad guys. Yet this distinction is not only wrong, it’s also harmful. It has caused armies of “leaders” ...

There has been a lot of leadership hype and management bashing in recent years. A sharp distinction has emerged that sees leaders as the good guys and managers as the bad guys. Yet this distinction is not only wrong, it’s also harmful. It has caused armies of “leaders” to chase the latest fads the leadership industry has to offer – all at the expense of developing true competence in management. Many a corporate scandal of recent years is a direct consequence of that, as are the many more badly managed organisations in every industry. Organisations that make their own people miserable and frustrate their customers with bad products and services. It’s time to reconcile leadership and management, and this keynote does just that. Leadership and management need to go hand-in-hand. Or do you want to be led by someone who cannot manage? Or managed by someone who cannot lead?

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About Keynote Speaker Raymond Hofmann

About Speaker Raymond Hofmann…

Raymond is a management designer, advisor, educator and speaker.

All of Raymond’s work focuses on his mission to make management simpler, more human and above all more effective. He dreams of a world where more people truly enjoy their work. Where more organisations let people thrive, delight their customers and make meaningful contributions to society. In this world, management is a force for good, realises its full potential as the technology of human accomplishment and ranks among the noblest of professions.

As a keynote speaker, Raymond challenges his audience to re-discover management as the most fundamental – and at the same time most under-appreciated – determining factor of any organisation’s success. What ultimately makes an organisation successful is not its business model, not its technology, not even its people. It is management. Without good, competent management none of these other things make a difference. The good news, of course, is that good management isn’t rocket science and can be learned. The bad news, however, is that most organisations are not very well managed, and thus do not even come close to realising their full potential. Raymond challenges his audience to re-think their approach to management and offers specific advice for how to unleash performance currently trapped inside people and organisations. Whether it’s general points that apply to pretty much every organisation, or more specific, tailored approaches for an in-house audience, Raymond’s material is insanely practical, ready to be applied to your own work the very next day.

Raymond has more than 20 years of experience as a C-level manager and as an advisor. He’s lived and worked in 10 countries on 4 continents. He’s served as an engagement manager for McKinsey & Company and was a member of the senior management at Credit Suisse. He also served as COO for Avaloq, a Swiss-based software company and a global leader in core banking systems.

As an independent advisor, Raymond focuses on working with senior management teams on improving the performance of their organisations through better management. He’s worked with Fortune 500 companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises and startups. Public and privately owned companies are among his customers, as well as public institutions and intra-governmental organisations.

Raymond is also the creator of Management Model Design, a revolutionary approach and toolset to turn management into an organisations’s best source of competitive advantage.

A long-time critic of business schools, Raymond recently joined one of Europe’s leading business schools, the University of St. Gallen, where he leads an initiative to develop a unique new general management degree program for the 21st century.

Raymond is also an associate of the Peter Drucker Society Europe.

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