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Dr. Nick Bontis    

Award-Winning Strategy Professor & Management Expert

An award-winning tenured professor of strategic management at McMaster University, Dr. Bontis has won more than 12 major teaching awards and has been recognized as “faculty researcher of the year”, “one of the school’s most popular professors” by Maclean’s magazine, and “one of the top 10 lecturers in Ontario” by TVO. He is also a 3M National Teaching Fellow, an exclusive honour for top university professors in Canada and considered the “Nobel Prize” of teaching.

As the director of the Institute for Intellectual Capital Research, a leading strategic-management consulting firm, Dr. Bontis’ services have been sought after by leading organizations, including the United Nations, Microsoft, Health Canada, Royal Bank, Telus, and IBM.

Dr. Bontis is also the author of Information Bombardment: Rising Above the Digital Onslaught, an associate editor of the Journal of Intellectual Capital, and a frequent contributor on popular TV and radio shows.


Speech Topics

Information Bombardment: Rising above the digital onslaught

Ranked among the Top 30 management gurus and the Top 5 management keynote speakers world-wide, Dr. Nick Bontis is recognized by the former Editor of Harvard Business Review and Fortune Magazine as "a pioneer and one of the world's real experts in intellectual capital." Maclean's magazine has rated him as one of "McMaster University's most popular business professors for six years in a row!" He is also a 3M National Teaching Fellow, an exclusive honour only bestowed upon the top university professors in the country!

Information bombardment is the single most damaging threat to productivity. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. Why not leadershift this threat into a sustainable competitive advantage for you and your firm? During this enlightening and action-packed presentation you will learn how to:

• cope with information bombardment • improve your ability to manage change • lift productivity and efficiency • speed up innovation through collaboration • determine what leadership action you can take tomorrow


Are you an ambitious individual that feels there’s too much on your plate, yet you still desire to blast through every target and then some? Dr. Nick Bontis has leveraged two decades worth of research on personal productivity that will shrink your ever-growing “to do” list to the most important activities that are necessary for you to delight your customers, impress your team members, and solidify your value to your organization. Never worry again about not having enough time to do this or that. The time has finally come to transform your personal productivity for peak performance. During this enlightening and action-packed keynote presentation, Dr. Nick Bontis will show you how to:

  • increase your personal productivity by providing the three (3) most important actionable tactics that ensure a higher level of efficiency
  • create a bullet-proof shield for your career that no competition or disruptive technology can penetrate
  • provoke your ability to strategically manage change before anyone else can even see it coming


Is your team just spinning its wheels, but you know deep-down it can do more with less? Dr. Nick Bontis has harnessed the best practices of knowledge sharing by consulting with some of the world’s leading organizations. High performance teams are supposed to harvest the synergy embedded in all of their members within and across departments to create value above and beyond what is expected. Help your team solidify its reputation as the smartest group around by accelerating collaboration and communication at hyper-speed. During this inspirational and dynamic keynote presentation, Dr. Nick Bontis will show you how to:

  • improve coordination within and across your teams by learning the top four (4) drivers of collaboration
  • orient your team towards the single most explosive secret for guaranteeing knowledge sharing
  • avoid the three biggest pitfalls that make teams perform at sub-optimal levels


The markets are turbulent, the geopolitical economy is unstable, your competition is frothing at the mouth, and you are holding it all together and executing the strategic plan. As the senior leader in your organization, you know you can’t do it alone. How do you harvest the full intellectual capital potential of your organization? Dr. Nick Bontis is an award-winning professor of strategy and the most-cited author on the planet in his field. Let him show you a clear path. Don’t let unforeseen disruptive technology make you and your organization obsolete. During this engaging and world-class keynote presentation, Dr. Nick Bontis will show you how to:

  • embrace the three (3) most important steps for developing an inimitable
  • sustainable advantage so you can drive the execution of your strategy
  • leadershift your strategic position by turning chaos into opportunity
  • evade the single largest strategic misstep that will curtail your leadership and execution

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