• 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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How to lead during growth – Barclay’s Connector for Business

How to lead during growth – Barclay’s Connector for Business

In the latest post from Barclay’s Connector for businesses, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) can look to Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows for self-identifying models to loosen the reins, emphasize leadership strengths, and divide and conquer. Coupled with a 12-question self-test to help improve leadership tactics, much like the Consiglieri Profiler, the SME community can learn unique angles on improving leadership as a business expands and changes. Taking from Hytner’s book:

Educators are often capable of doing their boss’s job but choose not to take that particular lead. But whether you’re running a billion pound public company or an SME what you really need is someone at your side who has a good emotional intelligence; someone who can understand the politics of an organisation and how people work and use it to the advantage of their ‘A’…

Read the full article on connector.barclays.co.uk/

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