Morten Hansen

Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Award-winning research on leadership, collaboration, innovation and corporate greatness

The Future of Work


Morten T. Hansen is a renowned leadership expert. Thinkers50 has ranked him as one of the world’s most influential management thinkers. His Wall Street Journal Business bestseller Great at Work is based on an exhaustive study of 5,000 employees, showing how top performers work smarter and achieve more. Hansen is also the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Great by Choice (with Jim Collins) on how businesses can thrive in uncertainty and author of the acclaimed book Collaboration describing how managers can overcome silos in a company and create real value from working across the organization. Formerly a professor at Harvard Business School and INSEAD (France), he is now a management professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He has a PhD from Stanford Business School, where he was a Fulbright scholar. Morten Hansen was also a senior manager at the Boston Consulting Group where he advised corporate clients worldwide.

Hansen’s award-winning research on leadership, collaboration, innovation and corporate greatness has been published in top leading academic journals. He has written several bestselling Harvard Business Review articles and his work has been covered by Business Week, Fortune, New York Times, The Economist, among others. A highly ranked speaker, he has given keynotes to and advised many Fortune 100 companies, including Intel, Apple, American Express, AT&T, Walmart, Chevron, IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, among others.

A native of Norway and a former silver medalist in the Norwegian junior track and field championship, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two daughters, and enjoys running, hiking, good food, and traveling.

All speakers