René Carayol MBE is one of the world’s leading business gurus specialising in leadership, culture and business transformation, drawing from his own unique experiences on the boards of the biggest British and American organisations; from Marks & Spencer and Pepsi to IPC Media and the Inland Revenue.
René is the best selling author of the leadership and culture bible, Corporate Voodoo and has had the privilege of working closely with some of the world’s best leaders; from former US President Bill Clinton to the seventh Secretary- General of the United Nations Kofi Annan and from former US Secretary of State Colin Powell to Sir Richard Branson
René Carayol is a regular broadcaster for the BBC and has presented the influential Pay Off Your Mortgage In 2 Years series, BBC2’s flagship business offering The Money Programme and the critically acclaimed Mind Of A Millionaire and Man From The Met documentaries.
He is a broadsheet columnist, a frequent voice on Radio 5 Live and a regular expert commentator on Sky News and BBC Breakfast.
Carayol has provided leadership support to the likes of the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, the Home Office and McKinsey and Co, and is now an accomplished Visiting Professor at Cass Business School.
In 2004 René Carayol was awarded an MBE for outstanding service to the business community.
It is this unrivalled business acumen that has seen René facilitate and host conferences all over the world and provide board level mentoring and master classes to some of the world’s largest corporations; establishing a plethora of globally renowned names in his client portfolio in the process.
René’s focus is on inspirational leadership and culture, bound together with a compelling philosophy founded on his own board level experience.
Extraordinary times demand extraordinary leadership and make no mistake about it; we are in unprecedented and turbulent waters. Looking for clues from the past on how to navigate the storm is proving useless and “off the shelf” solutions simply no longer prepare organisations for what lies ahead, regardless of their sector or industry.
It has become a business imperative to consider if you have the necessary attitudes and leadership in place to ensure your organisation continues to thrive. In the traditional world a good product or service coupled with a good management team was sufficient to ensure success. But in today’s aggressive and unforgiving market place they are no longer enough on their own.
Progressive, contemporary businesses are learning the hard way that it is leadership and culture that separate the winners from the losers. The race is no longer about being the best; everybody is trying to do that. The winners are those that strive to be unique, special and different. They know the difference between management and leadership.
Speaking topics include:
Taking Risks, Leadership, Entrepreneurialism, Organisational Culture, Diversity, Change Management, Recruiting and Retaining Talent, Building High Performance Teams, Customer Service, Mergers and Acquisitions, Branding, Marketing, E-business, Technology, Retail.