Annie McKee

Author, Speaker, Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Emotional Intelligence Expert Executive Coach

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Advisor to leaders of Fortune 500 companies, governments, and NGOs around the globe, Annie McKee is a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and the Director of the PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program. Dr. McKee is the bestselling co-author of three successful books published by Harvard Business Review Press: Primal Leadership, with Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis, Resonant Leadership, with Richard Boyatzis, and Becoming a Resonant Leader, with Richard Boyatzis and Frances Johnston. She is also the author of Management: A Focus on Leaders. BusinessWeek named her one of the Top 100 leaders and called her “the high priestess of executive coaching.”
Based on her popular Harvard Business Review article, “Being Happy at Work Matters,” McKee’s next book will focus on a simple fact: happy people work harder and smarter. McKee explains the three rules to engaging employees and making companies stronger: shared vision, a sense of purpose, and, of course, good relationships.

The director of the Medical Education Master’s program at the University of Pennsylvania, McKee is also writing a groundbreaking book that will revolutionize how health care management is taught and learned, and one that will help leaders and everyday people see the opportunities and pitfalls in complex global organizations.

Through her engaging speeches and customizable seminars, McKee demonstrates that “the best leaders create resonance — a reservoir of positivity that inspires passion and motivates people to perform at their best.” She believes that resonant leaders do more than simply chart a strategy or manage resources — they create an environment where people can be at their best — in a climate that is characterized by hope and a shared belief in a compelling vision.

Together with her team at Teleos, a consulting firm providing leadership development and advisory services, McKee’s teachings have reached more than 20,000 leaders in 40 countries at Fortune/FTSE 100 companies, as well as not-for-profits, healthcare and educational institutions. A 2014 Mosaic Woman Award Honoree, McKee works closely with leaders at international firms such as SAP, Viacom, ThomsonReuters, HSBC and Merrill Lynch.

A blogger for Harvard Business Review, McKee is a member of the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory committee. She also teaches at the Wharton School’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education.

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