Rich Horwath

Strategic Thinking and Leadership Expert, Best Selling Author of Deep Dive

  • Rich Horwath`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Rich Horwath`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $20,001 - $30,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Illinois, USA

  • Rich Horwath`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Rich Horwath`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $20,001 - $30,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Illinois, USA

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Strategy Unplugged: From Zero to Strategy in 60 Minutes

Ask ten people for their definition of strategy and you’re likely to get ten different answers. This inconsistent understanding of strategy leads to bad strategy. In fact, 67% of managers surveyed said their organizations were bad at developing ...

Ask ten people for their definition of strategy and you’re likely to get ten different answers. This inconsistent understanding of strategy leads to bad strategy. In fact, 67% of managers surveyed said their organizations were bad at developing strategy. Result: the #1 cause of business failure is bad strategy. If you and your team don’t understand strategy today, you may not have a business tomorrow.

New York Times & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Rich Horwath provides managers with everything they need to know to understand strategy in 60 minutes. Introduced by Chief Executive Magazine as “The world’s foremost expert on strategic thinking,” Rich provides clear and concise definitions for the key business planning terms and helps managers apply them to their business. The result is a common knowledge and understanding of strategy along with the most important tools to develop, communicate and execute strategy.

Key Learning’s:
1. Understand once and for all a clear definition of strategy.
2. Avoid the five myths of strategy that can destroy your business.
3. Make strategic trade-offs to focus your resources and prioritize.
4. Communicate the difference between strategy, tactics, goals, objectives, mission,
vision and values.
5. Design a StrategyPrint, or blueprint for your business, using the five phases
of the strategy process.

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Insight: The Key to Unleashing the Power of Innovation

Consider the most successful products, services and experiences of our time, from the iPhone to Uber to Cirque du Soleil. What do they all have in common? They all began with an insight. A study of more than 5,000 executives showed that the most ...

Consider the most successful products, services and experiences of our time, from the iPhone to Uber to Cirque du Soleil. What do they all have in common? They all began with an insight. A study of more than 5,000 executives showed that the most important
innovation trait for managers is the ability to come up with insights. But, the research also showed that only 35 percent of managers believe their strategies are built on insights. Products and services not built on insights become “me-too” commodities wrestling in the dirt for scraps of business.

New York Times & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Rich Horwath provides managers with a framework to fuse strategy and innovation into competitive advantage. Rich helps managers understand and acquire business acumen skills and practical tools to discover the strategic insights that lead to new revenue growth and breakthrough innovation.

Key Learning’s:
1. Understand how insight fuels both strategy and innovation.
2. Discover practical tools to generate new strategic insights.
3. Design an insight network to harness your company’s best ideas.
4. Identify the types of innovation most likely to grow your business.
5. Use strategic innovation techniques to create competitive advantage.

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The Sales Strategist: Becoming an Elite Strategic Sales Force

In today’s competitive environment, great sales leaders and experienced sales reps don’t need another basic selling skills seminar or motivational mumbo jumbo. What they need is the ability to quickly diagnose a business situation, develop a ...

In today’s competitive environment, great sales leaders and experienced sales reps don’t need another basic selling skills seminar or motivational mumbo jumbo. What they need is the ability to quickly diagnose a business situation, develop a differentiated strategy and create new value for customers—that’s what drives business. In fact, research with thousands of sales executives showed that the two most important attributes contributing to sales manager excellence are strategy and innovation.

New York Times & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Rich Horwath provides your sales team with everything they need to know to become an elite strategic sales force. Rich shares a clear and concise strategy framework to help sales leaders and their reps think, act and sell strategically each and every day. The result is greater focus on the right customers, right activities and right metrics that drive increased sales and profits.

Key Learning’s:
1. Understand the difference between goals, objectives, strategy, and tactics.
2. Develop strategies that create competitive advantage at the territory, district, regional
and national levels.
3. Create a not-to-do list that eliminates wasted time and budgets.
4. Lead strategy conversations with customers to become a true strategic partner.
5. Prioritize time, activities and customers using two key critiera.

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Strategy for You: Building a Bridge to the Life You Want

Are you where you want to be in your career? Are you where you want to be in your life? You and you alone can set your strategic direction. You and you alone will decide if you’ve reached your full potential. You and you alone will look back on your life with great joy or...

Are you where you want to be in your career? Are you where you want to be in your life? You and you alone can set your strategic direction. You and you alone will decide if you’ve reached your full potential. You and you alone will look back on your life with great joy or great regret. The choice is yours. Strategy is the power to get from where you are today, to where you want to go—the power to live strategically.

New York Times & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Rich Horwath provides audiences with tips and tools on the most important thing in the world: the direction of their lives. Based on the #1 selling book on Amazon.com, Rich has designed a set of principles to help people think, act and live strategically each day, in order to reaching their full potential at work and at home.

Key Learning’s:
1. Apply the concept of strategy to your work and your personal life.
2. Discover your true purpose and channels for using it.
3. Effectively use your time, talent and buget at work and home.
4. Use the five-step process to build strategies to achieve your goals.
5. Identify the intersection of your passions, skills and knowledge to create
extraordinary value.

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About Keynote Speaker Rich Horwath

Rich Horwath’s Key Accomplishments Include . . . 
Rich Horwath is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author on strategy. As the CEO of the Strategic Thinking Institute, Rich leads executive teams through the strategy process and has helped more than 50,000 managers around the world develop their strategic thinking skills. A former Chief Strategy Officer and professor of strategy at the graduate level, he brings both real-world experience and practical expertise to help companies build their strategic capabilities. Rich and his work have appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, and FOX TV. He is recognized in the textbook Strategy in the 21st Century as one of the key contributors in the history of strategic management and has been introduced by Chief Executive Magazine as “The world’s foremost expert on strategic thinking.”

Rich is the author of six books, including, Elevate: The Three Disciplines of Advanced Strategic Thinking, which a leader at Intel proclaimed: “If you only read one book on strategy, this has to be that book!” His book, Deep Dive: The Proven Method for Building Strategy, has been described by the Director of Worldwide Operations for McDonalds as “…the most valuable book ever written on strategic thinking.” And Strategy for You: Building a Bridge to the Life You Want, helps people apply the principles of business strategy to their overall life.

Rich’s innovative work in the field of strategic thinking has created dozens of proprietary offerings, including the Deep Dive Strategic Thinking System, to help managers become truly strategic leaders. These offerings include strategy facilitation, strategic planning, group workshops, assessments, books, mobile apps, workbooks, software, podcasts, videos and one-to-one strategic coaching for executives. His monthly e-publication entitled Strategic Thinker is read by thousands of business leaders and academicians around the world. Rich served as a professor of strategy at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, where he was consistently ranked a top professor by students.

More About Speaker, Rich Horwath . . .
Rich Horwath helps individuals, management teams and organizations out-think their competition to create competitive advantage. He blends real-world strategy experience as a former Chief Strategy Officer with his expertise as a professor of strategy at the graduate level.

He earned an MBA with Distinction from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University and has completed courses in strategy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.

Testimonials

“Your keynote speech was by far the most memorable, most educational, and most dynamic of all. You took the complex topic of strategy and condensed it into an easy-to-understand and entertaining event—a task not achievable by many. You are a gifted and dynamic speaker.”

Tami Spear

Director of Human Resources, Avis Goodwin

“Your keynote speech ‘Be Strategic or Be Gone’ was entertaining, thought-provoking and yet practical for a large audience of senior executives. It was exactly what we hoped for and a big hit.”

Bob Palumbo

Vice President, Progress Software

“From his content to his delivery, Rich’s presentations on strategic thinking are impeccable. I have never been more impressed with a keynote speaker.”

LynAnn Henderson

Marketing Director, Employee Benefits Management Services

“Securing Rich Horwath for our keynote presentation was the best decision I’ve made in a long time. He gave such a dynamic presentation, that people were leaving wanting more.”

Cheryl Ronk

President, Michigan Society of Association Executives

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