Meet Greg McKeown, the acclaimed author of the New York Times Bestseller “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” (Crown Business, April 2014). With an impressive track record of teaching at renowned companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Salesforce.com, Symantec, Twitter, and VMware, he has honed his expertise in leadership, strategy, and the factors that drive individuals and teams towards success.
Greg’s insatiable curiosity led him to delve deep into the realm of research, exploring the intricacies of what makes some people and teams thrive while others falter. As a prolific blogger for Harvard Business Review and a member of the Influencer Network on LinkedIn, he shares his profound insights with a global audience.
His collaborative efforts have also contributed to the critically acclaimed Wall Street Journal bestseller, “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter” (Harper Business, June 2010), as well as “Bringing Out the Best in Your People” (Harvard Business Review, May 2010).
Before venturing into the realms of research and teaching, Greg McKeown made significant contributions as part of Heidrick & Struggles’ Global Leadership Practice. During his tenure, he played a pivotal role in a year-long project for Mark Hurd, then CEO of Hewlett Packard, assessing the top 300 executives at the company.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Greg is a dynamic force in social innovation. He served as a Board Member for Resolve, a Washington D.C.-based policy group focused on issues like KONY2012. He also dedicated his time as a mentor with 2 Seeds, a non-profit incubator supporting agricultural projects in Africa. Greg’s insightful speaking engagements have left a lasting impact on notable non-profit groups including The Kauffman Fellows, St. Jude, and the Minnesota Community Education Association.
Originally hailing from London, England, Greg now calls Silicon Valley, California, home. Together with his wife and their four children, he embraces the vibrant atmosphere of innovation in one of the world’s epicenters of technology. Greg holds an MBA from Stanford University, further enriching his wealth of knowledge and expertise.
With his unwavering commitment to excellence, profound insights, and dedication to making a difference, Greg McKeown continues to inspire individuals and organizations worldwide, empowering them to unlock their full potential and redefine the way they approach success.