Stay upstream with Dan Heath

Innovative business thought leader and New York Times best-selling author

Why he’s the right human

Bringing forward the most innovative minds in business to download their epic knowledge on attendees is something Workhuman Live is known for. Last year, we had stand out keynotes captivate our audience. This year – Dan Heath is your guy.

Dan has co-written some of the most-loved business books of the past decade: “Made to Stick”, “Switch”, and “Decisive”, and his latest, “The Power of Moments”, which explores why certain brief experiences can jolt, elevate, and change us—and how we can learn to create these extraordinary moments in our life and work. All four have been New York Times bestsellers and now he’s on the cusp of releasing his first solo work, “Upstream”. “Upstream” explores how we can fall into a cycle of reaction within our organizations and communities, which leads us to push forward from one crisis to the next instead of seeing the big picture. It asks the question: What if instead we could shift our energies upstream – uncovering and addressing the source of those problems?

Are you thinking, “Um, yes. Where have you been all my life, Dan Heath?” Well, this is why he’s coming. He’ll be dropping all kinds of wisdom on us in his talk – revealing how some leaders have learned to spot problems in advance and teaching us how to shift from a downstream response to upstream planning. Specifically, he’ll share the three forces that push us downstream, as well as the powerful levers we can use to start preventing problems before they happen. And he’ll do it all with a quick sense of humor and a dynamic energy. Do. Not. Miss. Him.