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Andy Boynton

Dean of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, Author, and Co-Creator of DeepDive™ Andy Boynton is one of the foremost experts on executive leadership, organizational change, and business performance.

Meet Andy Boynton

Along with his impressive career in academia, Andy Boyton has also been an impactful keynote speaker for over 20 years. Andy Boynton is available to be booked for corporate and private events. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about Andy Boynton’s fees.

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Academic Background

After graduating from Boston College in 1978 Andy Boynton earned his MBA and Ph.D. at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He then served on the MBA faculty at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Andy was also a professor of strategy at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne Switzerland for 10 years. At the IMD he led a faculty team and was the program director for one of the world’s top ten Executive MBA programs, as recognized by Business Week.

Dean of the Carroll School of Management

Today, Andy Boynton is Dean of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, one of the world’s leading graduate business school programs. In addition to authoring several books, he is co-creator of DeepDive™, the world’s leading methodology for helping executives harness the power of teams to significantly improve problem-solving speed, innovation, and results.

Accomplished Author

Additionally, Andy Boyton is a well-known business author. His latest research investigated how distinguished experts from various fields cultivate their successful ideas. His latest book, The Idea Hunter, is based on this research and is co-authored with Bill Fischer and William Bole.

He has also published extensively on factors underlying high-performing teams across a variety of disciplines, including art, science, exploration, and design. His previous books include Virtuoso Teams and Invented Here.

​Hire Andy Boynton

On top of his publishing career and role as Dean of the Carroll School of Management, Andy also has over 20 years of experience as a keynote speaker. He is often utilized by organizations looking to build more innovative and effective teams. In fact, his articles in this area have appeared in elite management journals, such as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and the California Management Review.

However, the breadth of his speaking topics don’t stop there. He also offers customized executive experiences that address strategy, organizational change, leadership, teamwork, and professional career enhancement. Regardless of the topic, hire Andy Boynton if your organization is looking to improve its performance.

How to Hire Andy Boynton

Find out how to hire Andy Boynton to appear at your next event. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group to inquire about Andy Boynton’s availability and cost. When booking Andy Boynton for an event, we need to know the type of venue and location the event will take place. Andy Boynton is a popular choice for corporate events, private events, and virtual events. So, you can click the Check Availability button or contact us and an MPG Andy Boynton booking agent will get back to you within 48 hours.

Andy Boynton Booking Price

How much to book Andy Boynton depends on the type of event. So, the cost to hire Andy Boynton for corporate or private events is available by contacting a Mollie Plotkin Group Agent. Notably, Andy Boynton is available for conferences, festivals, private parties, and events. Just contact the Mollie Plotkin Group and tell the booking agent the proposed date, time, and location.

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Key Audience Takeaways

Why Andy Boynton?

For all appearances, Andy speech’s is customized and integrated with video case studies, participation by attendees, and tangible takeaway tools that can be implemented immediately.

Each presentation is specifically tailored to the needs of the audience and can focus on such areas as: Teamwork, Innovation, Individual Creativity, Leadership, Change Management, Strategy, or other management issues central to your organization’s success. To discuss the specific talking points you’d like Andy to touch on, schedule a pre-conference call today.


Innovation and Problem Solving – The Deepdive™

DeepDive™ ignites any workshop or conference meeting into a dynamic, high-energy, very interactive problem-solving or opportunity-shaping event. In three hours to one day, the DeepDive™ leverages your talents, brainpower, and experience to create tangible solutions to a wide variety of business issues such as planning change, creating a vision, formulating a strategy, redesigning a process, or launching new services. Andrew Boynton helped co-create DeepDive™ which has been used hundreds of times with firms around the world to ensure the most successful workshops, meetings, or conferences possible.


The Idea Hunter: How To Find the Best Ideas and Make Them Happen

In today’s information-based economy, ideas are an extraordinarily valuable asset, fueling professional growth and driving your organization’s success. What can you do to help your organization become a magnet for great ideas? How can you leverage “The Hunt” for great ideas as a source of competitive advantage? Professor Andy Boynton has spent a career working with executives around the world to answer these very questions. 

Based on his recent groundbreaking book, The Idea Hunter, Andy shares the essential skills and tools of idea hunting in his highly interactive executive education program.

Andy demonstrates how ideas drive progress for individual leaders, high-performance teams, or winning organizations. He shares stories of great idea hunters from Henry Ford to Pablo Picasso and from Thomas Edison to Warren Buffett. Most importantly, he highlights four steps to become an effective IDEA HUNTER:

  • I –   Become intensely INTERESTED – become a learning machine.
  • D – DIVERSIFY your idea web – take a different path and learn from weird people.
  • E – EXERCISE your idea muscles daily.
  • A – AGILE – adapt, reuse, and test the ideas around you to create new uses.

Key Takeaways

  • Build high-performance leadership and teamwork
  • Initiate effective change management
  • Understand strategy formulation and implementation
  • Improve innovation, creativity, and originality
  • Cultivate greater engagement and empowerment


The Paradox of Success and the Catalyst Program

Learn How to Manage Current Performance and Find Future Growth

It happens to all successful businesses – the priorities of running the business often create barriers to growth. If your business faces this challenge, this speech has solutions for you.

Research shows that managers of growing businesses eventually face the same challenge: How to be innovative and launch new streams of revenue growth while successfully managing the existing business. This struggle has been called the “Paradox of Success” and requires “catalyst” actions to move forward. The Catalyst speech focuses on how managers can break through growth barriers and remove the tradeoffs between current performance and future growth.

In this speech, Andy Boynton demonstrates how barriers to new growth pile up over time and identifies methods to unleash this clogged new growth. 

Key Takeaways

Customized to the needs of the audience, the Catalyst speech will provide a short burst of management prescription aimed at topics essential to unleashing growth in many organizations:

  • Great Execution through the power of process
  • Customer Insight and Value
  • Ideation and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Leadership
  • Strategy formulation and implementation


High-Performance Leadership & Teamwork

Andy Boynton’s focus is on leadership and teamwork within an organizational context. His keynotes can emphasize strategic leadership from the point of view of senior executives, team leaders, or project-related initiatives.


Strategy Formulation and Implementation

Andy Boynton will create workshops or planning sessions focused on the formulation and implementation of business or functional strategies that work with any level of executive team.


Leading and Managing Change

Leading and managing change is essential for most organizations today trying to keep up with competitor, customer, technological, and other external changes. Andy Boynton can customize sessions on change management leadership for firms.

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The Idea Hunter - How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen Book Cover

The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen

In this myth-busting book, the authors reveal that great business ideas do not spring from innate creativity, or necessarily from the brilliant minds of people. Rather, great ideas come to those who are in the habit of looking for great ideas all around them. All the time. Too often, people fall into the trap of thinking that the only worthwhile idea is a thoroughly original one. But Idea Hunters know better. They understand that valuable ideas are already out there, waiting to be found – and not just in the usual places.

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