Ann Herrmann-Nehdi

Thinking Agility and the Future of Work
CEO & President - Herrmann International


In a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world, where change comes fast and unpredictability and complexity are all around us, agility has become the order of the day. As the Forbes article, "Agility: The Ingredient that Will Define the Next Generation of Leadership,” put it, leaders now have to be “able to handle any curve ball thrown their way.”

You probably know this feeling all too well. Today’s environment is demanding that we all become more flexible, adaptable and skilled at simultaneously managing diverse, shifting objectives, priorities, people and strategies without sacrificing results. And it’s only going to get worse.

You already have the best tool available to increase your agility and manage it all—the brain--yet the way you use your bran has to change to be agile enough to prepare for a changing future.

Learn how many of today’s inspirational and forward-thinking leaders are building their thinking agility and getting more conscious about how they apply their mental resources so they can lead successfully in a world of globalization, unpredictability and brain-draining distractions.

You’ll learn:

• Thinking skills required for the future of work

• Strategies to stimulate new ideas and perspectives

• Easy techniques for getting focused, reducing information “noise” and building your mental muscles


Ann Herrmann-Nehdi is CEO of Herrmann International, the originators and trailblazers of Whole Brain® Thinking and the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument® (HBDI®). The company’s primary subject matter expert, she applies the principles of Whole Brain® Thinking to her varied responsibilities, including day-to-day leadership, strategic consulting, ongoing research, learning design and speaking engagements.

Ann’s personal goal is to promote a better understanding of how people, teams and organizations think and become more effective, as well as to enhance learning and communication approaches worldwide through the application and development of the Whole Brain® System.

She has worked with many hundreds of organizations around the world of all sizes and industries, helping them increase their thinking agility to improve profitability, leadership, productivity, innovation, and overall business results. An engaging and in-demand speaker, she has presented keynote addresses and leadership sessions for Fortune 100 corporations and other major global organizations. She has also delivered hundreds of domestic and international keynotes, breakout sessions, clinics and featured presentations at conferences ranging from the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), The Leadership Challenge Forum and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to the American Creativity Association, the Neuroleadership Summit and the Project Management Institute.

See an Interview with Ann at Swisscom Here