Terri Griffith helps people and organizations accelerate performance and prepare for the futures of work. Through her speaking, writing, teaching, and research, Terri brings energy and evidence-based leadership and innovation to organizations spanning high tech, education, and global agribusiness. She inspires and coaches groups on how to negotiate change and uniquely mix existing and new capabilities and would love to talk to you about your AI or automation plans.
Her award-winning book, The Plugged-In Manager: Get in Tune with Your People, Technology, and Organization to Thrive, offers clear examples and frameworks for succeeding now and in the future -- not just leadership, not just technology, but a powerful combination that leverages all your resources. For over 25 years she has offered programs and projects for companies and associations including Oracle, IBM, Cisco, ESADE, Sonera, SIM APC, and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. She serves on advisory boards for startups and advisory groups and was honored as a 2012 Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Terri shares her strategies and networks networks from her role as the Keith Beedie Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business. Following two decades in the Silicon Valley as a Professor, Department Chair, and Associate Dean at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business, Terri recently accepted the honor of this endowed chair and the opportunity to learn from entrepreneurs in Vancouver.
Through her blog, Technology and Organizations, and freelance work (Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review Blog, Women 2.0, MIT’s Sloan Management Review), Terri follows organizational trends and the leaders who bring them to life. Her academic work is published in top journals such as: Organization Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, IEEE – Transactions on Engineering Management, and the Academy of Management Review. Some of this research has been funded by the National Science Foundation. She is a past editorial board member of IEEE – Transactions on Engineering Management and Group Decision and Negotiation. Terri also served as senior editor for Organization Science and associate editor for MIS Quarterly. Her undergraduate degree is from UC Berkeley; her MS and Ph.D. are from Carnegie Mellon.