Adam Kingl is an expert and keynote speaker on the future of business.
He leverages his research on the work and leadership paradigms of Generation Y, a demographic that will compose half of the global workforce by 2020, to shine a light on the fundamental paradigm shifts that we will face in terms of what’s important to the world of business and how it will be led.
Related to the future of business, companies are concerned about how they can innovate in order to be prepared for the seismic shifts they will face.
Through this lens, Adam also speaks from a practical perspective on topics such as how to improve strategic (business model) innovation, management (or leadership) innovation and organisational and personal purpose in work-life.
About Adam Kingl:
Adam is Managing Director at Duke Corporate Education, the executive education arm of the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.
Previously, he was the Executive Director of Thought Leadership at London Business School, where he was responsible for curating and transforming the School’s cutting edge thinking into many formats for a practitioner audience in order to impact how the world does business.
He was also an Associate of the Management Lab and Saatchi & Saatchi.
Adam 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 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, EMVA Business Conference, Arabian Society for HR Management, TUCO Conference, University Business Officers Summer Conference, PCMA Business School at IMEX, and events hosted by Aktis Strategy, Tremco Illbruck, the Harvard Business School Alumni Club, Pfizer, RGL Forensics, Kennedys Law, Barnett Waddigham, Citywire North, HR Magazine, Tokyo MX TV, and TiE – the global entrepreneurs’ network.
He has worked with organisations as diverse as the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, BBC, BP, De Beers, Disney, Ericsson, LVMH, Oman Oil, Orica, 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 paradigms of work and ‘how to be led’ are indeed very different to 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 in fundamental ways.
Powerful Virtual Teamwork:
Can virtual teams work more effectively than those who are working face to face?
It appears that putting some distance between you and your colleagues can bring advantages.
Working virtually helps to deliver a meritocracy of ideas.
Many of the biases inherent in a co-located, synchronous environment are weakened when teams function in a virtual space. In a global business world, this way of working is a key dynamic to master.
Strategic Innovation: Disrupting Your Industry with New Business Models:
We often hear about innovation in the context of inventing new products or services.
One of the innovation levers of senior executives, one which can be even more powerful in transforming business success, is reinventing one’s business model.
While the implications of strategic innovation can be profound, the process of 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.
We will explore how to do so.
Management Innovation: Are Your Management Principles Fit for the 21st Century?
Over the last century, business has modernised it almost every way except for how it organises, leads, coordinates and motivates its people.
Yes, those organisations who have innovated their act of management are celebrated as pioneers and leaders in their respective industries.
It is possible for every business to develop a formal method for reinventing its management, just as it has done for products and processes for decades.
Management breakthroughs can deliver incredibly powerful competitive advantages that are more sustainable and of a larger scale than any other creative act.
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, Employee Engagement Today, City AM, Changeboard, Gulf News, The National (UAE), Alrroya (UAE), Saudi Gazette, the South China Morning Post, the Hong Kong Economic Times, HR Grapevine, and Edge – the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Adam Kingl holds degrees from London Business School, UCLA and Yale. He is a dual British-American citizen.