Keynote Speaker Sam Bacharach

Sam Bacharach

Cornell Business Professor, Author, Leadership Expert

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    New York, USA

Suggested Keynote Speeches & Programs

  • Get Them on Your Side & Keep Them on Your Side
  • Leading Agile, Dynamic, High-Performing Teams
  • Leading for Talent Retention
  • Creating Change and Overcoming Resistance

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Samuel Bacharach is the McKelvey-Grant Professor in the Department of Organizational Behavior at the ILR School at Cornell. He founded the New York City-based Bacharach Leadership Group (BLG) that focuses on training and coaching leaders in the core skills of agenda moving. He is the author or editor of over 15 books and over 100 academic articles.

He has written a number of practitioner books on leadership; specifically, he writes about the political skills leaders need to drive their agenda and implement change. Earlier volumes published by Bacharach include: Get Them on Your Side and Keep Them on Your Side. His most recent volume is The Agenda Mover: When Your Good Idea is Not Enough (Cornell University Press, 2016). A follow-up volume, Transforming the Clunky Organization: Leading for Discovery and Delivery, will be published later this year.  He is a regular columnist for

In recent years, his non-academic pursuit has been to train organizational leaders at all levels. His online and offline material has been used by organizations such as Cornell University, University of Virginia, Lehigh University, Cisco, SunGard, PepsiAmericas, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Citigroup, Chubb, Gap, Inc.

Testimonials 3

  • “Sam Bacharach’s presentation on effective leadership to non-academic audiences of varied backgrounds is outstanding, stimulating and workable. Sam’s stage presence, speaking style and leadership message engages his audiences as few
    others are able to accomplish.”

    Jay W. Waks

    Esq. Chair of Int’l Employment & Labor Law Practice, Kaye Scholer LLP

  • “Sam Bacharach is a speaker whose dynamic, down-to-earth style is both captivating and inspiring. His insight into leadership and professional development provides an empowering perspective for individuals who want to navigate the complex currents of organizational dynamics in a corporate environment.”

    Yonn Rasmussen

    VP, Xerographic Component Systems Group, Xerox Corporation

  • “Sam, a foremost authority on corporate leadership, is a down-to-earth communicator of effective leadership concepts and techniques. You come away from his talks with powerful ideas that are readily implemented in your leadership role.”

    Paul Salvatore

    Co-chair of the Labor & Employment Law Department, Proskauer Rose LLP

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