Creativity & Innovation Author & Speaker
- Founder of the Centre for Creative Business at the London Business School
- Delivered more than 350 talks to executive audiences around the would
- Blends humour, stories, and research to share with audiences strategies to support creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit in a world of accelerating change.
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Greg is a globally-acclaimed thought leader, author and keynote speaker who has delivered more than 350 talks to executive audiences around the world. His work focuses on how leaders and organisations thrive in a world of accelerating change—through developing behaviours, processes, and culture which support creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit.
He is a lecturer and programme director at the London Business School where he founded the Centre for Creative Business. He leads transformational change programmes with global clients in banking, automotive, FMCG, manufacturing, and technology. He also directs the international ‘Grow Your Business’ Programme with the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
His own portfolio of clients includes Sky, Ogilvy & Mather, eBay, the International Olympic Committee, World Economic Forum, SQS, Kantar Group, Randstad Group, Cognizant, Arcadia Group, and Virgin Media.
His acclaimed book entitled, The Spark: How to Ignite and Lead Business Creativity (FT Publishing, 2014) is available on Amazon in English and now in a Chinese translation. He is now writing his second book to be published in 2018, on how to keep one step ahead of the robots by igniting curious, creative experiments.
In his sessions, Greg blends humour, stories, research, integrated video clips and interactive voting to fully engage an audience. All his speaking topics are designed for maximum organisational impact through individual learning and commitment to action.
Greg’s first career as a BBC and ITV national television journalist enables him to speak and write with memorable clarity and focus. This grounding has also helped him to become a uniquely effective and sought-after facilitator, moderator, and ‘ringmaster’ of organisational events.
Greg often receives requests to contribute to the media and has appeared on BBC World News, Forbes and in The Financial Times among others.
Born Human: Why Being Curious, Creative, & Connected Will Future-Proof You and Your Business.
Greg urges you to develop curiosity, rather than fear. To consciously develop positive emotional and cognitive responses to disruption. To rekindle your creativity—and the creativity of those around you. And, to emotionally connect with your inner purpose: The 'why?' behind the 'what' and the 'how' of what you do. These intrinsically human capabilities will help you to survive, and thrive, in a world where change is the new normal.
Experiment! How To Rapidly Experiment To Adapt Faster Than Your Shifting Environment.
Question: What happens when the V.U.C.A. (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world has blunted the benefits of forecasting? When traditional strategic planning is simply too slow to keep up with the pace of change? In other words: what do you do, when you don’t know what to do?
Answer: You need to experiment. This session explains how to design and deliver individual and team experiments in an organisational environment.
Redefine Leadership In The 4th Industrial Revolution: How To Transform Your Leadership Style To Succeed In A Fast-Changing World.
Here Greg offers the practical, learnable leadership behaviours which can encourage the intrinsic desire to innovate. This is about how managers and influencers at all levels can create a ‘micro-climate’ around them—to encourage discretionary effort, creativity, and entrepreneurship.