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Adam Kingl

Managing Director, Duke Corporate Education

  • Leverages research on Generation Y to shine a light on the future of business
  • Specializes in the future of work, leadership, management, and strategic innovation
  • Discusses the changing nature of leadership needs and talents

Topics & Types
InnovationGenerations & DemographicsLeadershipBusiness StrategyTeamworkCorporate Culture

Adam Kingl is sought for his expertise on the future of business. He leverages his research on the work and leadership paradigms of Generation Y, a demographic that will compose half of the global workforce by 2020, to shine a light on the fundamental paradigm shifts that we will face in terms of what’s important to the world of business and how it will be led. 

Related to the future of business, companies are concerned about how they can innovate in order to be prepared for the seismic shifts they will face. Through this lens, Adam has a practical perspective on how to improve strategic or business model innovation, management innovation and to emphasise organisational and personal purpose in work-life.  

Adam is Managing Director at Duke Corporate Education, the executive education arm of the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. Previously, he was Executive Director of Thought Leadership and Learning Solutions for London Business School. He served on the School’s Executive Education Board and was responsible for curating and representing the School’s research, and transforming it into many formats for a practitioner audience. He was also an Associate of Management Lab and Saatchi & Saatchi.

Adam has consulted and taught courses in areas such as unleashing personal and team creativity, strategic innovation, management innovation, organisational culture, high performing teams, generational paradigms of work and leadership, and fulfilling organisational and personal purpose to many organizations. These include ADNOC, Aldar, BBC, BP, De Beers, Disney, Ericsson, HSBC, LVMH, Oman Oil, Orica, Pixar, Tesco, and Zurich.

Adam has spoken at conferences including the Global Leadership Summit, FT-Coca Cola Enterprises Future of Sustainability Summit, HR Strategy Forum, HR Directors Business Summit, Strategic HR Network Leadership and Talent Conference, the HR Directors International Summit, CIPD Learning & Development Conference, CIPD Talent Engagement Conference, EMVA Business Conference, Arabian Society for HR Management, TUCO Conference, University Business Officers Summer Conference, PCMA Business School at IMEX, and events hosted by Aktis Strategy, Tremco Illbruck, the Harvard Business School Alumni Club, Pfizer, RGL  Forensics, Kennedys Law, Barnett Waddigham, Citywire North, HR Magazine, Tokyo MX TV, and TiE – the global entrepreneurs’ network.   

He has contributed to and been interviewed by publications including The Financial Times, Sunday Times, Forbes, Fortune, The Guardian, Fast Company, BizEd, Business News Daily, Business Strategy Review, European Business Review, Employee Engagement Today, City AM, Dubai Eye (radio), Gulf News, The National (UAE), Alrroya (UAE), Business Pioneer, Saudi Gazette, Trade Arabia, Management Today, South China Morning Post, The Hong Kong Economic Times, HR Magazine (UK and Hong Kong), HR Grapevine, MEED Business Intelligence, and Edge - the Institute of Leadership and Management. 

He is passionate about the subject of ‘leadership for what’s next’ and is writing a book on this topic entitled, Next Generation Leadership, which he is expected to publish in January 2020.

Adam holds degrees from London Business School, UCLA and Yale. He is a dual British-American citizen.  

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