Eddie Obeng

Founder of Pentacle Business School, World Authority on Project Management

Professor Eddie Obeng is Founder Director of Pentacle the world’s first virtual business school and the first organisation to offer an integrated management approach specifically designed to meet the challenges of our fast changing, complex 21st century. He was previously an Executive Director at Ashridge Management College, having begun his career with Shell. Professor Obeng pioneered the concept of the ‘New World’ throughout the 1990’s.

Eddie Obeng

Founder of Pentacle Business School, World Authority on Project Management

Professor Eddie Obeng is Founder Director of Pentacle the world’s first virtual business school and the first organisation to offer an integrated management approach specifically designed to meet the challenges of our fast changing, complex 21st century. He was previously an Executive Director at Ashridge Management College, having begun his career with Shell. Professor Obeng pioneered the concept of the ‘New World’ throughout the 1990’s.

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Biography

He is a Professor at the School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Henley Business School. He won the Sir Monty Finniston Award for lifetime achievement by The Association of Project Managers for his contributions to the study and practice of Project Management in 2011.

He has been described variously as “a leading revolutionary” and “an agent provocateur” by the Financial Times, and by Abbey National as their “secret weapon”. Eddie and his team have spent the best part of a decade re-writing the fundamentals of business management to create their own coherent, joined up New World approach. They have challenged all the established thinking from strategy as environmental fit to ‘hero’ leaders and re-interpreted the needs for the 21st century of complexity and fast change. Eddie brings genuinely new concepts, materials and practice.

Topics

  • Inventing Tomorrow: Innovation/ Building a Culture, Creativity, Visioning
  • Delivering Tomorrow: Change, Programme and Project Management, Risk Removal
  • Leading Organised Talent: Leadership in Complexity, Virtual Organisations
  • Emotional Resilience and Personal Resilience in Difficult Times
  • People-Centred Future of Work
  • Productivity
  • Leadership and Culture
  • Digitally Transform Successfully
  • Immersive Virtual Reality – Profitable Best Practice
  • Your Leadership Toolkit
  • Banish “The Skills Gap” – Digitally enable People, upload Capability, Think Together. Work “Out Loud”
  • Agility & Simplicity – From Local/Project Agile to Global/Cultural Agile

Publications

  • Innovation: It’s a Project Jim, but not as we know it! (2010)
  • The Complete Leader (2008)
  • Who Killed the Spark? (2007)
  • Evolve Dominate or Die (2007)
  • Cybersense (2006)
  • Organisational Magic (2006)
  • Money Making Machine (2002)
  • Never Re-organise Again (2001)
  • New Rules for the New World (1997)
  • All Change! (1995)

Awards

  • In 2011, Sir Monty Finniston Award for lifetime achievement by The Association of Project Managers

Testimonials

“Agent provocateur and a …leading revolutionary.”

“High energy, inspiring, thought provoking and highly effective.”

“Eddie was excellent. He is a passionate, lively and humorous presenter, along with being dynamic, energetic and funny.”

“Excellent, very enthusiastic and fun.”

“The Eclectic Guru”

“Unusual as an academic to back his ideas with his own Money.”

“Prof. Eddie Obeng was brilliant. It was wonderful to hear from such an energetic and charismatic speaker.”

“To open with such an innovative humorous man as Eddie Obeng was so refreshing. Brilliant!Could listen to him all day.”

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