Adam Kingl is an expert and keynote speaker on the future of business.
One of his primary areas of research is on the work and leadership paradigms of Generation Y.
Gen Y comprises half the global workforce today and 75% by 2025. This is the subject of his book, ‘Next Generation Leadership’.
His most recent book, ‘Sparking Success‘, explores what businesses can learn from the arts to enhance their innovation, creativity, adaptability, and inspiration.
Adam also speaks from a practical perspective on improving strategic (business model) innovation and management (or leadership) innovation and successfully leveraging culture, empowerment, and engagement in work-life.
Who is Adam Kingl?
Adam Kingl is Adjunct Faculty at several universities worldwide, including the University College London School of Management and the Moller Institute at Churchill College, University of Cambridge.
Previously, Adam was the Regional Managing Director for Duke Corporate Education Europe (Duke University) and Executive Director of Thought Leadership and Learning Solutions for London Business School. He directed some of the School’s flagship courses there, including the Accelerated Development Programme.
He was also an Associate of the Management Lab and Saatchi & Saatchi for two years. Furthermore, he served on the steering committee of the European Foundation for Management Development.
Adam has worked with organisations as diverse as Absa, Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company, BBC, BP, Boehringer Ingelheim, Carlsberg, CGI, Daimler, DBS Bank, Deloitte, Disney, Dubai Executive Council, European Central Bank, HSBC, Lloyds, LVMH, Maserati, McDonald’s, O2, Oman Oil, Oracle, Orica, Panasonic, Pixar, Shell, Siemens, Tata Consultancy Services, Tesco, and Zurich Insurance.
He has contributed to and been interviewed by publications including The Financial Times, Sunday Times, Forbes, Fortune, The Guardian, Fast Company, and other major publications worldwide.
Adam holds degrees from London Business School, UCLA and Yale. He is a dual British-American citizen.
Kingl has consulted, designed and taught courses in areas including:
- Generational Paradigms of Work and Leadership
- Unleashing Personal and Team Creativity
- Management Innovation and Strategic Innovation
- Organisational Culture
- High Performing Teams
- Fulfilling Organisational Purpose
As a popular Future of Work keynote speaker, Adam’s speaking topics include:
Generation Y Paradigms of Work and Leadership
Plenty of literature and discussion has been on ‘how to manage Gen Ys’. If their work paradigms and ‘how to be led’ are very different from those of their managers of earlier generations, then surely how Gen Ys will lead their organisations shortly will look and feel new.
Therefore, the nature of work and leadership is about to change fundamentally.
Strategic Innovation: Disrupting Your Industry with New Business Models
We often hear about innovation in the context of inventing new products or services.
An innovation lever of senior executives that can transform business success is reinventing the business model.
While the implications of strategic innovation can be profound, identifying the industry-disruptive idea that reinventing one’s business can be very simple and approachable – it’s a matter of having different and better conversations.
Management Innovation: Are Your Management Principles Fit for the 21st Century?
Over the last century, business has modernised in almost every way except for how it organises, leads, coordinates and motivates its people. Those organisations that have innovated their management act are celebrated as pioneers and leaders in their respective industries.
Businesses can develop a formal method for reinventing their management, just as they’ve done for products and processes for decades. Management breakthroughs can deliver compelling competitive advantages more sustainable than any other creative act.
Navigating The Great Resignation
The Great Resignation crisis disrupts business continuity and learning economies and could cost the average-sized company £750k to £3 million annually. Adam Kingl has been predicting this crisis since 2010 and, over that time, has conducted research and developed frameworks and lessons to mitigate attrition and engage your workforce.
While Covid has accelerated attrition and forced many to re-examine what they want to achieve in their careers and lives, there is still cause for optimism that the world of work can be a force that makes life more meaningful.
Sparking Success: Why Every Leader Needs to Develop a Creative Mindset
Almost 80% of CEOs identify innovation and creativity as top-three priorities, yet 94% of employees report that their companies are poor in those areas.
There is no larger gap between aspiration and reality in business today. During Adam’s Sparking Success presentation, he uncovers the importance of creativity as a tool for innovation and demonstrates how it can be a driving factor for success.
You need to spark your creative outlook to adapt to fast-moving trends and disruptions in the modern business landscape.
Discover how to become a dynamic, creative and empathetic leader through Sparking Success.