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. This demographic composes half of the global workforce today and 75% by 2025.
Adam shines a light on the fundamental paradigm shifts we will face regarding what’s essential to the business world and how it will be led. This is the subject of his book, Next Generation Leadership.
Related to the future of business, companies are concerned about how they can innovate to be prepared for the seismic shifts they will face.
Through this lens, Adam speaks from a practical perspective on improving strategic (business model) innovation, management (or leadership) innovation, and successfully leveraging culture and engagement in work-life.
About Adam Kingl:
Adam Kingl is an author, speaker, educator and adviser.
He is an adjunct faculty member at University College London, Imperial College London, Hult Ashridge Business School, and several other global business schools.
He is the former Regional Managing Director of Duke Corporate Education, Europe, and Executive Director of Thought Leadership and Learning Solutions at London Business School.
Adam is also an Associate of the Management Lab / Management Innovation eXchange and was an Associate of Saatchi & Saatchi for two years.
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
Adam holds degrees from London Business School, UCLA and Yale. He is a dual British-American citizen.
Adam Kingl 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, Arabian Society for HR Management, University Business Officers Summer Conference, PCMA Business School at IMEX.
He has also worked with organisations as diverse as the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, BBC, BP, De Beers, Disney, Ericsson, LVMH, Pixar, Tesco and Zurich.
As a keynote speaker, Adam’s speaking topics include:
Generation Y Paradigms of Work and Leadership:
There has been plenty of literature and discussion 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 in the near future 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 act of management 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 that are more sustainable than any other creative act.
Navigating The Great Resignation
The Great Resignation is a crisis that disrupts business continuity and learning economies and could cost the average-sized company £750k to £3 million per year. 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 a top-three priority, 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.
He has contributed to and been interviewed by publications including The Financial Times, Sunday Times, Forbes, Fortune, The Guardian, Fast Company, Business News Daily, Business Strategy Review, European Business Review, Dialogue, Employee Engagement Today, City AM, Gulf News, Gulf Business, The National (UAE), Alrroya (UAE), People Management, Business Pioneer, Saudi Gazette, Trade Arabia, the South China Morning Post, the Hong Kong Economic Times, Management Today, HR Magazine (UK and Hong Kong), HR Grapevine, MEED Business Intelligence, Tokyo MX (television) and Edge – the Institute of Leadership and Management.