Dr Jason Fox

Author, Leadership and Motivation Speaker

Dr Jason Fox is a wizard-philosopher masquerading as a motivational speaker and leadership futurist. He works with clever teams seeking meaningful progress—beyond the default.

His many happy clients include the senior leadership teams of Fortune 500 companies around the world including Microsoft, HP, Novartis, Red Bull, Cisco, Johnson & Johnson, Toyota, Honda, Sony, Oracle, Honeywell and Salesforce, to other multinationals such as Beam Suntory, Vodafone, Tableau, Gartner, Xero, HP, Bupa, Red Cross, Bulgari, Pandora, Arup, Aon, PWC, Ricoh, Honeywell, KPMG, The World Tourism Forum and The International Institute of Research (not to mention: university chancelleries, government agencies, software developers, decentralised autonomous organisations, and so on). Much of his work is as a leadership advisor to teams questing amidst complexity.

Jason has lectured at three universities (systems and behaviour), and is the bestselling author of The Game Changer and How to Lead a Quest. Despite his intentional ineptitude at any and all social media and marketing—his monthly ‘museletter’ is read by more than 11,000 leaders around the world.

In addition to serving as a leadership adviser, Dr Fox is also a globally in-demand keynote speaker who works particularly well with senior leaders and sceptical audiences who have ‘seen it all before’. In 2016 he was awarded Keynote Speaker of the Year by Professional Speakers Australia (the highest honour of this craft).

Dr Fox lives with an illustrator-veterinarian, a chihuahua named Snorri and a cat called π in an old chocolate factory in Melbourne, Australia. When not liberating the world from the delusion of progress, Jason enjoys partaking in extreme sports such as reading, sun-avoidance and coffee snobbery.

Dr Jason Fox talks about:

··· a quest beckons

The artist-philosopher and mystic James Lee Byars once said: “To arrive at the edge of the world’s knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.”

This keynote will move your audience to the edge of knowledge. 
(And perhaps a smidge beyond.)

As your event’s wizard, I manifest to evoke the right questions in your audience. I also provide the counter-conventional frameworks that enable folks to quest amidst emerging domains.

Exquisitely honed to open minds and inspire curiosity, courage and collaboration—this keynote will have your audience actively engaged with each other and bring about the you-had-to-be-there magic of your event. Even your most sceptical people will find themselves enthusiastically engaged; leaning in, warmed to the opportunity at hand.

··· the future of leadership

The future is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous and full of doubt. Many think that the way to handle this is to artificially impose stability, certainty, simplicity, clarity and conviction. This is the domestication of leadership; something that only serves in stable, unchanging domains.

But true leadership lives in the wild. We must learn to thrive amidst change.

This keynote unpacks key emerging trends in this time of accelerated change, and showcases the sensibilities that allow for coordination amidst complexity at scale. Your people will be both vexed and inspired to lead (without permission).

Note: this is Dr. Fox in his trickster form. Expect thoughtful provocations rather than familiar platitudes. Dr. Fox will give your leaders the intellectual spanking they deserve (with cheek)—so that they might rise to the true leadership challenges ahead.

··· make clever happen

The true measure of the impact of your event is not just in how people feel in the moment, or immediately after. It’s in what happens in the weeks, months and years that follow. In this interactive and engaging keynote, we will have your audience mindfully distill the inklings, hunches, realisations, connections and insights generated by your event into the steps conducive to meaningful progress.

With insights from motivation science and game design, and the wit of a wizard-philosopher, we can ensure your event is a resounding success.

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