Polly LaBarre
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  • "Thanks so much, Polly was a HUGE hit. We couldn’t have asked for a better suited speaker. So much so that a lot of our attendees are asking for the video footage so they can re-watch it."
    -Vision Critical

  • "Thanks so much for coming to Santa Barbara for our NBC retreat. You were both energetic and inspiring – and, trust me, I would have been thrilled to have one or the other! You gave us a lot to think about and you set the perfect tone for the issues that are facing us at this moment."
    -NBC Entertainment

  • "Thanks again for speaking at our Women’s Leadership Forum. Your remarks made quite an impact with our younger leaders. I spoke with several of them later and they were so energized by your talk, they are off implementing change!"
    -Lockheed Martin

Polly LaBarre

AUTHOR OF "MAVERICKS AT WORK"; CO-FOUNDER OF THE MANAGEMENT INNOVATION EXCHANGE; FORMER SENIOR EDITOR OF FAST COMPANY MAGAZINE
Polly LaBarre is a best-selling author, speaker, and entrepreneur who has worked for nearly 20 years to embolden and equip leaders in every realm of endeavor to make their organizations more resilient, innovative, inspiring, and accountable. As a co-founder (with Gary Hamel) and editorial director of the MIX (Management Innovation eXchange), Polly is pioneering an open innovation project dedicated to reinventing management for the 21st century. The initiative gathers celebrated thought leaders, in-the-trenches innovators, and maverick entrepreneurs from around the world to share breakthrough practices and advance important ideas about the future of organizations, work, and strategy.

Polly is the co-author of the bestselling book Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win, which The Economist named a "Book of the Year". She was a member of the original team of Fast Company magazine, where she was senior editor for the better part of a decade. More recently, Polly has been a business and innovation correspondent for CNN where she produced regular segments on big ideas and best practices from the world of business and beyond.

A sought-after speaker, moderator, and interviewer, Polly has delivered hundreds of keynote addresses around the world and her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including Fast Company, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review online, Fortune.com, the McKinsey Quarterly, and The Huffington Post.


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