Tsedal Neeley

Award Winning Author, Harvard Business School Professor and Keynote Speaker on Globalization and Digital Transformation

Tsedal Neeley is a top virtual work and organizational change expert, business thought leader, and a Professor at the Harvard Business School. Her new book Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere provides companies and leaders with the best virtual practices to perform at the highest levels.

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It’s About Leading a Global and Digital Inclusive Organization

Inclusive is global. Divides in business are real: digital, linguistic, and cultural. When your business needs to work, thrive, and lead people who are different from each other, how do you make the most of your team’s differences? In this...

Inclusive is global. Divides in business are real: digital, linguistic, and cultural. When your business needs to work, thrive, and lead people who are different from each other, how do you make the most of your team’s differences? In this talk, Neeley will show the policies and practices that determine success (or not) when negotiating business divides.  Professor Neeley also utilizes case studies from Harvard Business School in her presentations.

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Remote Work Revolution

The rapid and unprecedented changes brought on by Covid-19 have accelerated the transition to remote working, requiring wholesale migration of nearly entire companies to virtual work, leaving managers and employees scrambling to adjust. In this ...

The rapid and unprecedented changes brought on by Covid-19 have accelerated the transition to remote working, requiring wholesale migration of nearly entire companies to virtual work, leaving managers and employees scrambling to adjust. In this talk, Neeley will show organizations how to lead virtually, keep teams motivated, find the right digital tools, and maintain employees’ productivity.

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The Language of Global Success

For nearly three decades, English has been the lingua franca of cross-border organizations. However, global businesses face daily challenges with linguistic and cultural misunderstandings. So what are the best corporate strategies for leading ...

For nearly three decades, English has been the lingua franca of cross-border organizations. However, global businesses face daily challenges with linguistic and cultural misunderstandings. So what are the best corporate strategies for leading teams in linguistically and culturally diverse companies so they can thrive? In this talk, Neeley shares how organizations can integrate language and communication effectively to set up their teams for success.

 

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Digital Transformation

Technology is constantly changing how we work. Digital transformation applies to everything a company does from how they strategically address and implement internal processes to interactions with customers to all lines of business and ...

Technology is constantly changing how we work. Digital transformation applies to everything a company does from how they strategically address and implement internal processes to interactions with customers to all lines of business and communication. In this talk, Neeley shares how organizations can lead through digital change while upscaling their workforce to prepare for future challenges.  This interactive presentation also utilizes case studies from Harvard Business School.

 

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Diversity, Inclusion, and Your Business

The most diverse companies are the most innovative. Despite the benefits of diversity, many employees find themselves left behind when it comes to leadership roles and inclusion. In this moderated session, Neeley talks about what companies can ...

The most diverse companies are the most innovative. Despite the benefits of diversity, many employees find themselves left behind when it comes to leadership roles and inclusion. In this moderated session, Neeley talks about what companies can do to implement cultural change so they can succeed and everyone can thrive.

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About Keynote Speaker Tsedal Neeley

Tsedal Neeley is a top virtual work and organizational change expert and the Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. Her talks focus on how leaders can scale their organizations by developing and implementing global and digital strategies. She regularly advises top leaders who are embarking on virtual work and large scale-change that involves global expansion, digital transformation, and becoming more agile. A sought-after speaker with extensive international experience, she is fluent in four languages. 

Neeley has recently broken the record for the most-viewed video on Harvard Business School’s YouTube page. Surpassing 1 Million views, “Take a Seat in the Harvard MBA Case Classroom” gives viewers a glimpse into Neeley guiding her MBA students through the unique HBS’s Case Method teaching style. YouTube commenters are loving Neeley’s passion and commitment to her teaching, and so do her keynote audiences.

Her new book, Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere (2021, Harper Collins Business), provides remote workers and leaders with the best practices necessary to perform at the highest levels in their organizations. Recently featured in Publisher’s Weekly Best Books, Remote Work Revolution highlights the massive shift to a virtual workplace: now even more relevant amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Her award-winning book, The Language of Global Success: How a Common Tongue Transforms Multinational Organizations chronicles the behind-the-scenes globalization process of a company over the course of five years. 

Her HBS case, Managing a Global Team: Greg James at Sun Microsystems, is one of the most used cases worldwide on the subject of virtual work. She has also published extensively in leading scholarly and practitioner-oriented outlets such as the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Management Science, Journal of International Business, Strategic Management Journal and Harvard Business Review, and her work has been widely covered in media outlets such as BBC, CNN, Financial Times, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist. 

Prior to her academic career, Tsedal spent ten years working for companies like Lucent Technologies and The Forum Corporation in various roles, including strategies for global customer experience, 360-degree performance software management systems, sales force/sales management development, and business flow analysis for telecommunication infrastructures. She holds a patent for her software simulation on global collaboration and is a member of Rakuten’s Advisory Board.

Tsedal is a recipient of the prestigious Charles M. Williams Award for Outstanding Teaching in Executive Education and the Greenhill Award for outstanding contributions to Harvard Business School. At Harvard, Tsedal heads and teaches in the first-year required Leadership and Organizational Behavior course in the MBA program that focuses on how to lead effectively. The course addresses group behavior and performance, organization design, change and how to align people behind a common vision. With Bill George and Krishna Palepu, she co-chairs the executive offering, Leading Global Businesses, which helps top leaders develop emerging and mature market strategies in a global and increasingly digital economy. She also teaches extensively in executive programs such as Harvard Business Analytics Program. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Brightcove, Harvard Business Publishing and the Partnership Inc. (Strategic Committee). 

Tsedal received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Management Science and Engineering, specializing in Work, Technology, and Organizations. Tsedal was named to Thinkers50 2018 On the Radar list for making lasting contributions to management, honored as a Stanford Distinguished Alumnus Scholar, and was a Stanford University School of Engineering Lieberman award recipient for excellence in teaching and research.

Testimonials

“Through examples and deeply researched insight, Remote Work Revolution details how to build and lead a culture of trust and inclusivity across distributed teams and time zones. It’s about what it takes to truly work together while being apart.”

Eric Ries

CEO of LTSE, author of The Lean Startup and The Startup Way

“I often talk about the importance of trust when it comes to work: the trust of your employees, and building trust with your customers.  This book provides a blueprint for how to build and maintain that trust and connection in a digital environment.”

Eric S. Yuan,

Founder & CEO of Zoom

“Neeley draws on her nearly 2 decades of research to answer the critical questions regarding how we best build productive and enjoyable virtual routines into our post-COVID-19 professional lives.  Few of us are going to the way we worked.  Read her book and begin to prepare for the other side of this pandemic now.”

Larry Culp

CEO of GE

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Jan 25, 2021

Tsedal Neeley's New Book Featured in Publisher's Weekly

BigSpeak Speaker Tsedal Neeley’s new book, Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere has received a featured review in Publisher’s Weekly. The book...

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Dec 7, 2020

Tsedal Neeley Passes 1 Million Views on latest YouTube Video for Harvard Business School

BigSpeak Keynote Speaker Tsedal Neeley has recently broken the record for the most-viewed video on Harvard Business School’s YouTube page....

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