Barry O'Reilly


Why Great Leaders Must Unlearn to Succeed in Today’s Exponential World

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Effective leadership comes with a large learning curve. In today’s rapidly evolving business climate, this is truer than ever for seasoned leaders and entrepreneurs alike.

Many leaders rely too heavily on past achievements, practices, and ways of thinking to drive positive business results today, but they often need to unlearn those behaviors before they can take a step forward.

Join executive coach Barry O’Reilly as he breaks down a transformative framework that shows leaders how to rethink their strategies, retool their capabilities, and revitalize their businesses for stronger, longer-lasting success.

Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results (out Nov 27, 2018) ( shows leaders and entrepreneurs how to deliberately move away from once-useful mindsets and outdated behaviors that were effective in the past and embrace new behaviors that are effective in a world ripe with emerging technologies and accelerated change.  

In this session, you will:

  • Learn to use a systematic approach to adapting your behaviors and mindset in order to meet the demands of an exponential rate of innovation.
  • Discover how to let go, reframe, and rethink past successes in order to succeed in the future.
  • Identify and address the personal obstacles that you need to unlearn.
  • Challenge your thinking, get outside your comfort zone, and achieve results beyond what you thought was possible.


Lean Enterprise: Creating High Performance Organizations
Wednesday 9:00 - 17:00
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Large organizations often struggle to launch innovative products, improve processes or create environments to help their people succeed. A number of factors conspire to obstruct moving fast at scale; competing priorities, siloed thinking, risk-averse cultures and an inability to adopt an experimentation mindset all play a part.

Lean Enterprise: How High-Performance Organization Innovate At Scale lays out an alternative future vision for organizations with practical principles and patterns to help you move fast at scale—and demonstrate why and how to apply these methodologies throughout your entire organization, rather than with just one department or team.

Smart enterprises constantly evolve their system of work, from governance and financial management to technical architecture and organizational design in the pursuit of radically improved performance. Adopting Lean Enterprise is challenging, will take time and commitment, but is vital to harness the forces that can accelerate the rate of innovation in your organization.


In this training, we’ll discuss how to take a scientific approach to develop products, processes, and people while running large-scale programs of work. You’ll also learn how to create a capability that enables your organization to transform continuously to meet internal, market and customer demands.

This training uses our Orient, Explore, Accelerate, Transform framework to guide you through the key components of creating high-performance organizations.


Organizations often struggle to launch innovative products, improve processes or create environments to help their people succeed. A number of factors conspire to obstruct moving fast at scale; competing priorities, siloed thinking, risk-averse cultures and an inability to adopt an experimentation mindset all play a part.

  • Create a shared understanding of purpose, vision, and direction between business leaders and teams
  • Define business strategy and prioritize investment horizons of now, next and later
  • Develop strategic and execution plans for exploring, exploit, sustain and retire domains for the innovation portfolio
  • Create success measures and outcomes to inspect and adapt the portfolio of the organization to achieve high performance


Developed a scientific, data-driven approach to business model innovation, product development, and customer engagement. Discover products that make your users awesome and drive the growth of your business.

  • Engage the organization (and market) with a clearly articulated product vision.
  • Embrace Hypothesis-driven development to see new ideas, products, and services – even organizational change – as a series of experiments to determine whether an expected outcome will be achieved.
  • Leverage innovation accounting to make better decisions in highly uncertain environments.
  • Go and see. Get out of the building to test with real customers and users.


Rapid learning cycles are the proven rocket fuel for evolving your product rapidly and safely based on customer and user feedback. Discover how to out-learn and out-execute your competition.

  • Communicate clear team objectives and goals to impact business outcomes.
  • How to manage to outcomes not output with robust governance, tracking and reporting.
  • Map out end-to-end flow using value streams.
  • Deploy the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata to run large programs of work.
  • Improve clarity, strategic alignment, and execution across the entire organization.


The best companies pursue higher performance relentlessly through harnessing the skills and capabilities of their people. Learn how to grow a highly aligned, high-velocity organization by creating a culture of experimentation and learning.

  • Understand the management strategies, structures, and skills necessary to manage innovation portfolios at scale.
  • Map out your organization’s portfolio based on the innovation lifecycle using the three horizons model.
  • Create a culture of continuous improvement using regular reflection, feedback, and coaching.
  • Implement Management Innovation across the wider organization including planning, HR and finance.


  • Executives interested in strategy, leadership, organizational culture and good governance
  • Directors of Product, Technology, IT and Operations
  • Anyone working in program or project management, including members of the PMO
  • Product Development teams and leaders


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