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Dennis Brouwer, speaker

Dennis Brouwer

    • Front-line leader in naval aviation, start-up and Fortune 500
    • Personally led a turnaround of $300m cloud company
    • Launched or revamped over 100 global IT services
    • Author of The Return on Leadership, a business perspective on servant leadership
Full Bio
Fee Range

$10,000 - $15,000

Travels From

District of Columbia

Six Mindsets of Teams in Danger

Six Mindsets of Teams in Danger

Night Landing

Night Landing

Risk Averse Ancestors

Risk Averse Ancestors

Sources of Stress in Organizations

Sources of Stress in Organizations

Asking for the Impossible

Asking for the Impossible

As a keynote speaker, Dennis Brouwer brings a completely unique perspective to the challenge of thriving in a chaotic world. He has led a team of business development professionals with P&L responsibility for over $3b in global revenue, launched or revamped over 100 products and services and personally led the turnaround of a failing $300m IT services business. As a Navy flight officer, he logged nearly 1,000 hours and 200 carrier landings in Navy jets, and as an award-winning tactician, found a Soviet submarine in the one place it wasn’t supposed to be.

Dennis has honed this knowledge in industries as diverse as internet/cloud services, aviation, financial services, manufacturing and cybersecurity, and in start-ups, mind-size businesses and as a senior executive in a Fortune 200 company. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Leadership coaching program and the author “The Return on Leadership, a book that defines and quantifies the impact of the leader on growth in people, teams and markets.

For more information in booking Dennis Brouwer, please contact Executive Speakers Bureau 901.754.9404

Crisis Preparedness and Response
Leading in Crisis: From the Carrier Flight Deck to the ICU

We’re in the grip of a battle with a virus that no one saw coming. What’s the next threat to your business? Dennis Brouwer will teach you the techniques used by elite military, medical and startup teams that will help you prepare for the future, anticipate what could go wrong, and develop dynamic cultures that thrive in the face of adversity.

As a senior sales and marketing executive, he led a business unit with P&L responsibility for over $3 billion in global revenue, launched or revamped over 100 products and services and personally led the turnaround of a failing $300 million IT services business.

As a Navy flight officer, he has logged nearly 1,000 hours and 200 carrier landings in Navy jets, and as an award-winning tactician, found a Soviet submarine in the one place it wasn’t supposed to be.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the Six Core Mindsets of Teams in Danger and be better prepared for the risks of accidents and disasters.
  • Learn to recognize and break through entrenched “Either/Or” thinking that undermines agility, innovation and organizational readiness.
  • Discover the Three Building Blocks of highly prepared and adaptive organizations.
  • Master the three questions that top-performing teams routinely ask.
  • Improve efficiency and agility through preparedness planning and investment.

Five Core Values of the World's Greatest Teams
The Challenge: Building a Team that Thrives in an Uncertain World

Everywhere you look, the rate of change is accelerating, and most of that change - the web, smartphones, and the Internet of Things - is driven by software. So how do software development teams do it? It turns out they’ve got a system that’s designed to deal with exactly the kind of complex problems that are driving the rest of us crazy…and it might be just what you and your team need to get ahead and stay ahead in your chosen market.

Clear Takeaways:

  • Learn the Five Core Values of the world’s most productive development teams.
  • Discover fresh approaches to solving complex, ingrained problems.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of your value in the market and in the minds of your customers and prospects.
  • Identify when it’s time to challenge conventional wisdom about your business model and market.
  • Build a culture that values spontaneity, agility and value creation.

Playing with Fire: Six Core Mindsets of Teams in Danger
The Challenge: Preparing for the Unthinkable

The world’s gone crazy and uncertainty is the new normal. But that doesn’t change the fact that you need to pick your way through the daily risk of doing business while preparing for “black swan” events like cyberattacks, threats to public safety and dramatic shifts in the political or competitive landscape. It’s time to learn from organizations that routinely work in high-intensity environments where risk is high and the consequences of failure are immediate and irreversible.

Learning Objectives

1) Learn the Six Core Mindsets of Teams in Danger and be better prepared for the risks of accidents and disasters.
2) Learn to recognize and breakthrough entrenched “Either/Or” thinking that undermines safety, preparedness, and organizational readiness.
3) Discover the Three Building Blocks of highly prepared and adaptive organizations.
4) Master the three questions that highly prepared teams routinely ask.
Improve efficiency and agility through preparedness planning and investment.

 

Becoming the Feared Competitor: Five Core Values of the World's Great Software Teams
The Challenge: Building a Team that Thrives in an Uncertain World

Everywhere you look, the rate of change is accelerating, and most of that change - the web, smartphones, and the Internet of Things - is driven by software. So how do software development teams do it? It turns out they’ve got a system that’s designed to deal with exactly the kind of complex problems that are driving the rest of us crazy…and it might be just what you and your team need to get ahead and stay ahead in your chosen market.

Learning Objectives

1) Learn the Five Core Values of the world’s most productive development teams.
2) Discover fresh approaches to solving complex, ingrained problems.
3) Develop a deeper understanding of your value in the market and the minds of your customers and prospects.
4) Identify when it’s time to challenge conventional wisdom about your business model and market.
5) Build a culture that values spontaneity, agility and value creation.

 

The Six Key Challenges for Servant Leaders
The Challenge: Building Servant Leaders and Agile, Resilient Organizations

In a world where the playing field has been leveled and everyone has access to the same technology, skills, and markets, how do you compete? Agile leadership focused on helping our teams deliver sustainable value to our customers is the answer. That means letting go of the traditional levers of power and embracing transparency, openness, and adaptation and a sense of curiosity about what’s possible.

Learning Objectives

1) Embrace the Six Key Challenges to the Servant Leader
2) Learn to Develop Trust and Act Decisively in Service to a Shared Vision
3) Develop the Courage to Delegate, Commit and Master Accountability
4) Reward and Invest in Creativity and Responsible Risk-taking
5) Build a Learning Organization Designed to Thrive in Uncertainty

 

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