Chris Roebuck

Expert on Leadership in Business
Chris Roebuck
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Seeing many leaders and organisations failing to achieve their true potential, Chris Roebuck developed an innovative and highly effective approach to re-energise and inspire leaders to achieve that potential : Mach 2 “I CARE” Leadership. This enables leaders escape the “mechanical” leadership approach and use a more passionate “human” leadership style that is proven, via constant innovation and improvement, to unleash hidden potential that’s otherwise wasted. This is through creating a “we not me” and "I care" attitude. This founded is on his unique experience built up over 35 years by:

  • Having successfully developed leaders and leadership in major global organisations so they could achieve success both personally and for their organisation. Eg His work as Global Head of Leadership at UBS is part of a Harvard Case Study.
  • Having worked with small and medium sized organisations, in the government and commercial sectors.
  • Knowing they key evidence of what delivers success as Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership at the respected Cass Business School in London
  • Serving as a military officer and having personal experience of inspiring people in even the toughest environment via a “serve to lead” ethos. In addition through innovation developing a new aid to mobility.
  • Learning the leadership secrets of the worlds leading CEOs who are interviewed by him that he passes on to audiences.

When Roebuck was Global Head of Leadership at UBS, 70,000 staff & 100 countries, his team helped the bank transform organisational performance to boost profitability and market capitalisation and win awards. The initiative was based on innovating to find new and better ways of delivering client service, more effective ways to work in partnership and break down silos and disruptive ideas to find and develop new opportunities. At its most basic innovation is powered by inspired people, inspired people are created by leaders who care about them. This is now a Harvard Business School Case Study of transforming an organisation through innovation and aligning people to success.

Roebuck’s unique, simple & practical approach to leadership combines entrepreneurial, engaging, ethical and effective leadership. His focus is not on theory but on what really works day to day for real leaders in the real world to achieve success. Through his Masterclasses, keynotes, advisory work, mentoring, writing and media he enables individuals and organisations to achieve more of their true potential.

Roebuck’s breadth of experience in terms of function, sector, business model, culture and geography ranges from holding held senior roles in UBS, HSBC, KPMG & London Underground to advising the UK National Health Service 1.4m staff, and UK Government to the Red Cross in Myanmar, Investment banks in London to Middle East Telecoms and energy, the Chinese Space Programme to retail in USA. Functionally from Project Managers to HR Directors, from Chief Risk and Legal Officers to Finance Directors, across the globe in Beijing, New York, Chicago, Moscow, Dubai, London, Rome, Singapore, Rangoon, Athens, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Zurich, Kuala Lumpur, Chennai, Calcutta, Oman and Hong Kong.

Roebuck has been quoted as a leadership expert globally in the Harvard Business Review China, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, New York Times, Business Week, Chicago Tribune, Time Magazine, Washington Post, Times of India, Straits Times, Gulf Times and many other titles. He has also been interviewed over 250 times globally on leadership issues and events by BBC channels, Sky, Bloomberg, Al Zazeera, Russian TV, ITV, CNBC, CNN, Asian News Channel, Voice of America, to a total estimated audience of over 5 billion.

His book Lead to Succeed  has been described as “Truly great” , “A BREAKTHROUGH”, “Superb”, “Inspiring ‘must read’”, “A masterful guidebook”, “A great guide to success”, “An excellent insight”.

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June 2016 Event Overview

Taking Control and Delivering Success

Lead to Succeed

The Role of Leadership in Organzations Across the Globe

Innovation. In a world where not innovating is in effect going backwards creating an environment where everyone innovates is critical for success, Roebuck explains how it is possible to build a culture where innovation happens on a day to day basis to provide new ways of working, thinking and serving customers.   

Effective change. Less than 30% of change initiatives are ever successfully implemented. This shows that effective change just isn’t happening. Roebuck shows a simple yet powerful way to help teams and organisations change not because they are told to, but because they want to.     

Financial effectiveness. Finance functions constantly struggle to optimise financial effectiveness across organisations, but what if every employee was doing it for them? Roebuck explains how simple changes can produce significant bottom line benefits for no investment. 

Building the Brand. Having a brand that inspire, engages and resonates with customers is not just about marketing. It is about having every employee as a proactive brand ambassador. Roebuck shows that this route to success is achievable and how to make it a reality.    

Diversity – successful diversity is not just about ethnicity, gender or sexuality – it is above all about diversity of thought. Diversity is not just a moral but also a financial imperative as diversity directly powers business success. Chris explains how to make this happen in your organisation.

Mergers and integration. Only 20% of M&A reach their full potential. Often,  the issues are people- related. Roebuck gives a roadmap for successful M&A based on proven success stories that give the key steps all top quality M&A must follow.     

Human Resources. HR can be the catalyst for success in any organisation if it focuses on the right areas. Based on over 3 years of advising top organisations and HR professional groups, Roebuck can explain 2 simple steps for HR to transform.

CEOs, Boards and Non-Executives. As the “top team” is critical to success, it is vital that all involved deliver clear and inspirational strategic leadership. As co-author of the first book focused on strategic leadership development, Roebuck gives top leaders a simple recipe for personal and organisational success.       

Public Sector. The public sector has specific challenges that the commercial sector does not. As a successful leader in both, Roebuck offers insights into how to take the best of both and create an inspirational environment in the public sector that delivers what is required and more. 

Customer Focus

Risk and Legal

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