Jef Staes


Jef Staes (Belgium, 1956) is an authority on learning processes and innovative organisations. With 25 years of professional experience, he currently assists CEO’s and organisations to find a comprehensive answer to the changing dynamics of today’s market.

“Why don’t organisations learn and innovate fast enough?”

Jef Staes answers this question. As an author, speaker and expert, he not only awakens people, but also presents them with a unique concept to guide them through the necessary changes.


Jef Staes is the author of the bestselling book: “My Organisation is a Jungle”. Through the use of rich vocabulary and exciting parallels, he truly engages you in the story of the Red Monkey. The book explores the dramatic difficulties innovation faces in most organisations today. Jef Staes has written several other books on these topics in Dutch.


Jef is a passionate and inspirational keynote speaker. His story is a guaranteed eye- opener and his thoughts on the future of business and education inspire many. With striking metaphors; he tackles the most fundamental issues organisations struggle with. He is also a visiting lecturer at several Management schools.


Jef Staes is an engineer, thinker and architect. He developed a new mindset for CEO's, managers and employees. The 'Engine of Innovation Mindset' offers organisations the answers to truly start innovating: By radically changing the culture of the company.

Where to find Jef Staes online

Where to buy in print


"You are a sheep!" - Keynote by Jef Staes
I hope you enjoy "You are a sheep!", a keynote by Jef Staes based on his latest book "I was a sheep". The book is not out in English yet, but a translation is in the making! Free a sheep today by sharing this story!


My Organisation is a Jungle
Price: Free! Words: 37,460. Language: British English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Organizational development
How do you create an environment in which new ideas can survive and thrive? How do you increase the innovative power of your organisation, its teams and its employees? What is strangling creative entrepreneurship in your company? This book gives a bold but chilling answer to all these challenging questions – questions which confront managers and executives on a daily basis.

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