The Mike Derheim speeches on empowering an engaged workplace discuss the work the chief executive officer is doing with his company, the Nerdery. The Nerdery partners with creative organizations to develop innovative and interactive projects. The award-winning company is a developer-driven production shop that works with big ideas. One of its more notable characteristics is its distributed leadership model where all of its employees act as co-presidents. This system is explained at length in the Mike Derheim speech.
When every employee is co-president of the company, they gain a sense of ownership over the success of the business. The speaker is also a vocal advocate for autonomy in the workplace, allowing his employees to choose their own hours among other things.