Nick Bontis

Dr. Nick Bontis

Leading Strategy and Management Expert

The “knowledge era” is here. Do you know how to survive? An internationally recognized intellectual-capital expert, Dr. Nick Bontis helps individuals and organizations navigate the new world of digital technology, industry disruption, and information bombardment. His dynamic and engaging presentations empower audiences to maximize performance and secure a sustainable competitive advantage in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing business world.

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.

Transforming Your Leadership & Productivity for Peak Performance

Are you an ambitious individual that feels she has too much on her plate but still wants 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 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

Accelerating Collaboration at Hyper-Speed

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 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 4 drivers of collaboration
  • Orient your team towards the single most explosive secret for guaranteeing knowledge sharing
  • Avoid the 3 biggest pitfalls that make teams perform at sub-optimal levels

Leadershifting and Strategizing Towards Innovation and Growth

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 4 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

Speakers 2.0

Speakers 2.0 is an offering that is redefining expectations in the speaking industry by leading with the idea that a speech can be just the first step in a more comprehensive and effective solution to your organization’s needs. Speakers’ Spotlight wants to sustain the value that you and your organization experience during a live speech, long after the conference is over.

Dr. Bontis is happy to customize a package that fits the needs of your organization. A few examples of offerings that he has created in the past include:


  • One-page hand-outs that highlight the key takeaways of the original keynote presentation
  • Email newsletter
  • Password protected access to on-line tools on his personal website
  • Follow up video clips, articles, and publications
  • Follow-up reminder in the form of a custom video a week after the engagement
  • Follow-up reminders of tools and tips 30 days, six months, and one year after engagement
  • Opportunities to purchase books, CDs, or DVDs on-line
  • Opportunities to partake in an employee survey
  • Opportunities to engage in a human capital benchmarking analysis


Please contact us for more information about how Dr. Bontis can provide long-term support for your organization.