• 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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Hytner’s ‘Consiglieri’ sheds light on leaders in the shadows – The Hill

Hytner’s ‘Consiglieri’ sheds light on leaders in the shadows – The Hill

At the seat of leadership, and in the town of C’s, Richard Hytner hosted the launch of his book Consigliere: Leading from The Shadows in a panel discussion with Bob Cusack, Managing Editor of The Hill, along with Tom McMahon, New Partners–former Executive Director of the DCCC; and Warren Tryon, Roberts, Raheb and Gradler LLC–former Deputy Staff Director for the House Financial Services Committee. With Lobbyists, corporate reps, and second-in-commands from both sides of the aisle, the conversation covered the nobility and the perils that come with being the leaders behind the leaders.

Watch the full video on thehill.com

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