• 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

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Dell UK – Leadership Roundtable

Dell UK – Leadership Roundtable

On Wednesday, December 10th, Richard  Hytner spoke to Dell UK’s leadership team, at the invitation of Tim Griffin, Vice President and GM. Dell’s diverse line-up of leaders are used to flexing both A and C leadership muscles, given all are accountable for either significant functions, business lines or channels to market, as well as advisers to Tim Griffin. Robust views and ideas were exchanged on how best to drive a reciprocal relationship between A and C, what the different motivations are, how the Living with your Leader guide could play out equally well at home as at work, particularly topical given the leaders were to be joined later that day by their partners for the UK Christmas celebration. Griffin showed he had one core quality of a great A – the generosity to recognize and thank his leaders. 

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