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Polly LaBarre to Keynote 2013 Workplace Awards

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Polly LaBarre, business thought leader and former senior editor of Fast Company, will deliver the keynote address at APA's 2013 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards, which will be presented on Saturday, March 9th in Washington, DC.

LaBarre is a best-selling author, speaker, television correspondent and strategist who addresses the big ideas and important questions that will shape the future of organizations, work and success. As a co-founder and editorial director of the MIX (Management Innovation eXchange), LaBarre looks for alternatives to the bureaucratic and disempowering management practices that still rule most organizations. The MIX is a pioneering open innovation project dedicated to reinventing management for the 21st century by gathering celebrated thought leaders, in-the-trenches innovators and maverick entrepreneurs from around the world to share breakthrough practices and advance important ideas about the future of organizations, work and strategy.

LaBarre is co-author of the bestselling book Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win, which The Economist named a Book of the Year and called “a pivotal work in the tradition of In Search of Excellence and Good to Great.” The book has since been published in 16 countries around the world.

A member of the original team of Fast Company magazine, where she was senior editor for the better part of a decade, LaBarre was recently a business and innovation correspondent for CNN where she produced regular segments on big ideas and best practices from the world of business and beyond.

LaBarre has delivered hundreds of keynote addresses around the world and her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including Fast Company, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Fortune.com, the McKinsey Quarterly and The Huffington Post. Her widely syndicated blog, Fresh MIX, convenes important thinkers, progressive practitioners and agenda-setting ideas about 21st-century organizations. LaBarre has presented her ideas in forums ranging from a regular commentary on PBS’s Nightly Business Report to CNBC’s “The Business of Innovation” series to frequent segments on ABC’s World News This Morning and Good Morning America.

LaBarre is at work on a book about the future of organizations, social innovation and sustainable capitalism—a provocative and inspiring point of view about what it means to win when good is the new measure of great. She serves on the board of advisors of TakingITGlobal, the leading online community for connecting and empowering young people to make a difference in the world.

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