Dr. Corrie Block Headshot
Report a problem with this profile
[email protected]

Dr. Corrie Block      

Futurist, Certified in AI & NLP & Serial Entrepreneur

Dr. Corrie Block is an internationally recognized speaker, top-tier Executive Coach, and a world leading expert in Business Strategy, Organizational Behavior, and Leadership. He is the Professor of Strategic Management at Monarch Business School in Switzerland and a Certified Master Neuroplastician with over 25 years’ experience working on more than 150 companies.

A multi-industry expert, Dr. Corrie delivers deep insights on employee engagement, meaningful management, executive performance, culture, tech, innovation and the organization of the future.

Dr. Corrie holds Masters degrees in both Business & Global Leadership, a Swiss Doctorate in Business Administration and a UK PhD in History along with certificates in Finance from Harvard and in Artificial Intelligence from M.I.T.

Dr. Corrie is the author of many academic and mainstream publications, including bestsellers like Spartan CEO: Six Pillars of Executive Performance, Business is Personal: A Blueprint for Finding Meaning at Work, and recently released Love@Work: The Final Frontier of Empathy in Leadership. He has been published in Forbes, CEO Magazine, Psychology Today, Entrepreneur, MEED, Oxford Journals and Routledge Academic Books.

Dr. Corrie rose to prominence after establishing 5 businesses and receiving awards for product innovations. In the 2000s, Dr Corrie founded Paragon, a boutique consultancy providing high-profile strategy and implementation across industries and organizations such as Microsoft and World Bank, tech start-ups, multinationals and governments.

He’s an addicted learner, an avid reader, and he enjoys CrossFit, skydiving, cycling, and Spartan racing.

Speech Topics

Spartan CEO: Six Pillars of Executive Performance

Heard, Understood, Valued & Loved: Leadership in the Age of Empathy

Metaverse and the Evolutionary Psychology of Redefining Reality

Boost Profitability by 21% Through Fostering Meaning at Work

12 Reasons Your Digital Transformation Will Fail

Digital transformation (DX) is often seen as a doomed effort, with failure rates ranging from 70% to 95% according to major consultancies. However, the author of this report, an organizational behaviorist with experience leading DX projects, argues that the failure is not due to inadequate technology, organizational capacity, or lack of funds, but rather due to a lack of attention to soft skills. Here are the 12 reasons why DX efforts typically fail:

  1. Lack of alignment to business outcomes
  2. Lack of awareness within the organization
  3. Micromanagement/mismanagement of agile teams
  4. Distraction by the minutia
  5. Shiny toy syndrome
  6. Inability to translate into executive language
  7. Lack of control over external vendors
  8. Lack of training for internal users
  9. Loss of talent to competitors
  10. Resistance for fear of being replaced
  11. Slow decision-making processes
  12. Poor prioritization of development

According to the author, these issues arise due to a focus on technology and a lack of attention to the soft skills required for successful DX, including leadership, communication, and change management. The author argues that DX is 80% soft skills and 20% technology, and that the right leader for a DX project should have a strong foundation in both.

Blockchain, Smart Cities, Smart Governments, AI, Future of Work, Leadership > Business is Personal, Meaningful Management

Related Speakers View all

More like Corrie