• 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

Media Article

A Consiglieri Weighs in on Cameron Decision – SKY NEWS

A Consiglieri Weighs in on Cameron Decision – SKY NEWS

Richard Hytner suggested that it was a shrewd move for UK Prime Minister David Cameron to make public his decision not to run for a third term. Asked about the British leader’s bold announcement, the author of Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows and Adjunct Professor of Marketing at the London Business School told SKY NEWS: “Given our increasing disdain for spin, [Cameron] gave a candid answer and showed authentic leadership. It shows he has a healthy relationship with power, not craving too much of it for too long. Most leaders have had their best ideas and a chance to make them happen in 10 years or two terms.”

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