• 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

“Being creative isn’t an abstract concept or a pursuit for an exclusive minority. It’s simply a way to think through problems and do things differently – and everyone must take ownership, says LBS’s Richard Hytner. Most people rely on proven theories and models to make sense of the world and to help them predict outcomes. […]

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400 Educators from Novo Nordisk’s award-winning Diabetes Educator Programme came together for two days in Hollywood, Miami. After the programme’s architect and leader, Vice President Patricia Bradley, opened the conference, Richard gave the keynote speech on how to instigate and facilitate more courageous conversations. The Educators – former dieticians, clinicians and nurses – give vital […]

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Richard ran a day’s workshop in Lord’s Cricket Ground’s Writing Room with participants from the Foundation for Leadership in Sport. In attendance were elite players and coaches from the worlds of rugby, cricket and football leaders from business and the military, and leading university academics. Richard’s Living with your Leader workout, based on research from […]

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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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