• It has become something of a taboo in our society to say you don’t want to be a leader — especially if you are one. Richard Hytner, a former CEO at the global advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi, experienced it firsthand and is trying to break that stigma.

    - Lillian Cunningham, Editor, On Leadership, The Washington Post
  • Hytner notes that talent development, for example, is crucial to companies now, so the lack of a great track record for hiring, inspiring, and keeping star employees sometimes trips up aspiring CEOs.

    - Anne Fisher, Fortune Magazine
  • He argues convincingly that a great team of a chief executive and a number two is a more successful proposition than a solitary leader. Mr Hytner describes the various types of consiglieri – lodestones, educators, anchors and deliverers, according to his segmentation.

    - Luke Johnson, Financial Times
  • Richard Hytner, deputy chairman of London-based advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi, thinks corporate understudies are too often overlooked. He’s set out to burnish the reputation of the second-in-command…

    - Adam Auriemma, the Wall Street Journal
  • It’s a trove of advice about how to be a great deputy and principal adviser, a calling that has brought out the best in people as varied and admirable as Warren Buffett’s Charlie Munger, Anna Wintour’s Grace Coddington, Abraham Lincoln’s William Seward, and Henry VIII’s Thomas Cromwell.

    - Frederick E. Allen, Forbes

LBS Alumni Reunion

London Business School was brimming with alumni celebrating their class reunions, some from programmes as far back as 1971, others from a mere five years ago who should still be on top of their Five Forces framework. In LT1, Richard encountered leaders evenly split between those of an alpha orientation, intoxicated by the adrenalin of […]

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The Sport Performance Summit

Richard had the chance to address some of the most influential practitioners in sport, over 500 experts coaching and supporting elite athletes and teams across 25 different sports and over 30 countries. In the light of the FIFA scandal, Richard took the opportunity to quote one journalist’s acerbic observation that calling Sepp Blatter’s cronies ‘trusted […]

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On the Road to Rio, Sport Scotland, the national agency for Sport, gathered stakeholders in Scottish Sports’ success in Dunblane to focus on driving high performance. The New Horizons event was attended by national coaches, performance directors of governing bodies of each of the major sports, including cycling, rugby, tennis, judo, snowboarding, bowls, hockey, netball, […]

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Premier League Youth Coaches

Richard was invited by the UK Premier League to run a workshop for participants in its Elite Coach Apprenticeship Scheme. In addition to Premier League staff, there were Year 1, Master Coaches and Year 2 coaches from 15 Premier League clubs including eventual 2016 title winners, Leicester City, Manchester United and Chelsea. After a Warm […]

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HR in the Boardroom

Richard ran a session with an exclusive group of leading HR professionals convened by HR Magazine. His ideas focused on how to elevate HR in the Boardroom, to ensure that HRDs performed more effectively as beta baboons in support of their CEOs – the alpha baboons. Richard suggested that the Human Resources Director’s role had […]

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Interview with Sir Alex Ferguson

The world’s most decorated football manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, divulges the secrets of his winning ways to Richard Hytner, Adjunct Professor of Marketing at London Business School. In the interview, and accompanying article published in the London Business School Review, Sir Alex gives us his view on sacrifice, control, the importance and qualities he looked […]

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