• 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

Event – Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide Chairman to lead discussion on Leadership – William & Mary

Event – Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide Chairman to lead discussion on Leadership – William & Mary

Richard Hytner, Deputy Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, will lead discussion with W&M students on leadership at 12:30 pm, October 20 in the Brinkley Commons Room in Alan B. Miller Hall.

Hytner is the author of Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows. Published by Profile Books in June 2014, it is a celebration of the craft of leadership that supports, counsels, challenges and checks the out and out charismatic leader.

His topic for the 12:30 pm session will be “Leading from the Shadows: Creating Impact as the #2 in Command”.

Attend the event or find more information about other W&M events at wm.edu

« Back to Media Articles
Back to Top