Chair, author, advisor & educator
As capitalism has evolved, so has leadership. We are returning, on a several-hundred year cycle, to the pre-eminence of humanity at the centre of what it means to lead. ‘Focusing on humanity’ implies recalling what followers notice first in their leaders – their behaviours. Then, we have to ask if those behaviours provide clarity, inspiration, engagement, coherence and enable creativity. The Renaissance was a flowering not only of the arts but of commerce, and the interdependency of those two forces. Are we in the midst of a new Renaissance of leadership that is asking us what it means to be human?
Adam is passionate about leadership for what’s next and has authored a book on this topic, Next Generation Leadership (HarperCollins, February 2020). Adam is a writer and works with companies on their leadership, innovation, culture and transformation journeys. Previously, Adam was regional managing director, Europe, at Duke Corporate Education and served various roles at London Business School, most recently as Executive Director of Thought Leadership. He served on the CLIP steering committee for the European Foundation for Management Development and previously worked as a consultant in creativity, innovation, strategy, culture and leadership.