20 September 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Amy Edmondson

World's #1 Management Thinker, HBS Professor

Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School. She’s a renowned expert on organizational learning and leadership and the #1 ranked thinker in the world by Thinkers50 (2021).

She studies teaming, psychological safety, and organizational learning. Her articles have been published in numerous academic and management outlets, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, and California Management Review.

Her most recent book, The Fearless Organization, offers a practical guide for organizations serious about success in the modern economy and has been translated into 11 languages.

Creating a Fearless Organization

A keynote by Amy Edmondson

During her keynote at Nordic Business Forum 2022, Amy Edmondson will share her insights on topics such as:

  • Why and how psychological safety leads to high performance
  • How your leadership style affects your team
  • Why also bad ideas are a key ingredient of success

Why Should You Listen to Her?

World’s #1 Management Thinker

Edmondson has been recognized by the biannual Thinkers50, and currently she is ranked as the #1 ranked thinker in the world (2021), after ranking as #3 in 2019. She also received an organization’s Breakthrough Idea Award in 2019, and Talent Award in 2017.

Award-Winning Author

She has been named the Most Influential International Thinker in Human Resources by HR Magazine, and the winner of Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award (2019). The same year her book The Fearless Organization was listed on the Porchlight Business Best Seller list.

Combining Academics and Business

She received her PhD in organizational behavior, AM in psychology and AB in engineering and design from Harvard University. Before her academic career, she was Director of Research at Pecos River Learning Centers, where she worked on transformational change in large companies.

More From Amy Edmondson

Article, Podcast Episode, Interview


What Psychological Safety Looks Like in a Hybrid Workplace – Harvard Business Review


Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace HBR IdeaCast


How to turn a group of strangers into a team – TED

Meet the other NBF2022 Speakers

Yuval Noah Harari

Historian, Philosopher, and Bestselling Author

The Most Important Skills for the Future of Work

Amy Edmondson

Professor at Harvard Business School

Creating a Fearless Organization

Rutger Bregman

Historian and Author of the Bestsellers Humankind and Utopia for Realists

The ROI of an Optimistic View on People

Erin Meyer

Co-author of the NYT Bestseller No Rules Rules and Professor at INSEAD

Developing a Culture of Innovation, Speed and Agility

Martin Lindstrom

Branding Expert and Bestselling Author

Building a Brand for 2030s

Jitske Kramer

Corporate Anthropologist, Keynote Speaker and Entrepreneur

Building a Future Proof Corporate Tribe

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