• 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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Novo Nordisk US Diabetes Educator Programme

Novo Nordisk US Diabetes Educator Programme

400 Educators from Novo Nordisk’s award-winning Diabetes Educator Programme came together for two days in Hollywood, Miami. After the programme’s architect and leader, Vice President Patricia Bradley, opened the conference, Richard gave the keynote speech on how to instigate and facilitate more courageous conversations. The Educators – former dieticians, clinicians and nurses – give vital insight, training and counsel on diabetes to physicians, health care professionals and diabetes patients and families throughout the US. Richard suggested that Marie Krogh, wife of August, one of Novo Nordisk’s founders, was a great model for those wishing to lead courageously from the shadows. She used her expertise as a physician treating Type 1 diabetes, her insights as a Type 2 diabetes sufferer and her powers of persuasion as a spouse to convince her husband, one of the company’s founders, to bring insulin to Denmark.

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