In the current uncertain world and with the growth of AI the fundamental driver of organisational success is Human Leadership. With the rise of AI Human Leadership comes into it’s own enabling AI to do what AI does best and we as humans do what we do best.
Chris helps leaders ensure their Human Leadership is optimised to enable AI to be an opportunity not a threat, to overcome other challenges which may arise in the future and develop diversity of thought as well as building diverse teams.
He has worked for over 40 years helping organisations Accelerate Success through their leaders being slick at task delivery, getting the best from people and focusing that best onto key objectives.
25 of those years Chris Roebuck led diverse teams across the globe specifically responsible for developing senior leaders to be more successful, eg as Global Head of Leadership for UBS, now part of a Harvard Case study.
Using his powerful and proven Accelerating Success 3 step system Chris keynotes are impactful with a focus on action afterwards. He interacts with audiences to unleash the power of their own experience to become inspiring Human Leaders tailored perfectly to their own needs and situation.
They can then better deliver what their organisation wants across multiple objectives from delivering strategic targets to customer focus, growing employee brand ambassadors to risk management and cost efficiency.
His keynotes work because he uses his experiences developing corporate speakers, reviewing feedback of what delivers results and his studies of the psychology and neuroscience on how speakers can deliver behavioural change so people take effective action afterwards.
Audiences consistently say hearing Chris Roebuck is the first time leadership really resonated and gave them practical steps to take action and deliver what their organisation needs more effectively.
Through over 200 inspirational keynotes he has helped over 21,000 leaders from hundreds of organisations globally Accelerate their Success.
Retail, construction, transport, tech, digital communications, science & research, Government, hospitality, sports, project management, NGO, DIY, banking, finance & insurance, legal, not for profit, logistics, healthcare, recruitment, consultancy, pharmaceutical, automotive, offshore oil and gas, professional bodies for HR, Marketing, Finance; Sports, Government, local trade associations and from UAE Prime Ministers Office to Chinese Space Programme to the Red Cross in Myanmar.
Chris also helps even expert professional leaders Accelerate their Success, eg 300 senior military officers and civil servants at the UK Defence Academy and speaking on leadership at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
His powerful and proven approach is founded on his financial training, his military experience, senior HR roles across organisations as diverse as London Underground, HSBC Investment Bank, UBS, UK National Health Service and Local Government to identify what really works in the real world.
Add to this his experience as one of HRs Most Influential Thinkers 10 times in annual awards, as Hon Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership and as a neuroscience accredited leadership coach. These add leading edge thinking to the real world application.
Chris Roebuck was co-author of first book on strategic leadership development and has published 4 books on leadership one of which was translated into 11 languages. His insights have been quoted by over 170 other leadership and business experts in their articles and professional journal publications.
He has written over 100 articles including for Newsweek, CEO and CFO magazines, HR Magazine, Health Service Journal and others. He has been quoted as a business leadership expert globally in the Harvard Business Review China, FT, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, and many other titles and has done over 350 TV interviews as the “go to” expert on leadership and business on BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC and other channels. His “Perspectives from the Top” podcast has listeners in over 70 countries.
Higher expectations of leaders post COVID, the Great Resignation, potential Quiet Quitting, and Hybrid Working have created a perfect storm. There is an urgent imperative for organisations and leaders beat these challenges by maximising purposeful high performance.
There is a simple powerful solution which will achieve that, in just 3 simple practical steps. It unleashes your peoples experience, to get their best. No models, no new or more things to do, just doing better what you already do to get the best from everyone and focus onto strategic objectives.
Chris is recognised as being at the leading edge of leadership performance globally, eg his award of Companionship of the Chartered Management Institute the highest accolade that the UKs professional management body can award for his role in developing leadership around the world.
The last few years COVID, Great resignation and economic instability have combined to create a perfect storm of uncertainty. Leaders and organisations who view this as an opportunity will flourish. It’s about leaders being able to scan the environment and identify opportunities, enable their people to do the same, then to implement so their organisations are more agile and successful.
Chris has worked with organisations at key uncertain points in their growth and is a leading expert in this field, eg his work at Global Head of Leadership and Talent at UBS on the first implementation of “entrepreneurial leadership” within a corporate environment, now part of the Harvard Case study.
The one certainty is change. Success is about being ahead of the change curve by assessing the change needed, adapting to make it and accelerating ahead of the competition. Every leader must recognise the need for change, even in their own team, present an inspiring vision for change and get everyone behind making the change reality.
Chris expertise in this area is proven through many roles from Global Head of Leadership and Talent at UBS, now Harvard case study on creating a new global bank, to leading culture change on the restructuring of the London Underground and also as Honorary Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership.
Inspiring everyone to give their best not only delivers high performance but it also grows talent. This is vital for the future of any organisation. Success in this based on using a set of simple principles and actions which leaders at all levels can implement to create a powerful talent generating system within a short time – simply a culture of growth and success. This enables more people to grow more quickly which then creates more high performers ready to become future talent.
Chris expertise in the world of talent development is exceptional through his various roles which have focused on this over 30 years at the highest levels, eg Global Head of Leadership & Talent at UBS, his book on strategic leadership development, the first on this critical subject, his mentoring programmes and his publications.
Could your teams work more effectively together? Collaborate better with other teams? Align their actions better with organisational objectives?
Would you like your leaders to be more impactful, inspirational and entrepreneurial?
Chris’s masterclasses teach leaders how this can be done. They deliver tangible benefits to individuals, teams and organisations.
Chris will analyse the challenges you face, the needs of your customers, your organisation’s strategy and your culture. He will help you understand the issues, find the solutions and plan actions in a range of areas critical for success.
This not only helps you deal with your work challenges, it enables you to better balance your home and work life.
Do you struggle to balance a myriad of everyday problems, organisational development, strategic planning and your personal life?
Having regular support from an experienced executive coach can help the deal with these challenges.
Chris has worked with senior leaders from healthcare to construction and financial services to digital. His leadership experience in the military, business and government. combined with his neuroscience certification in executive coaching and means Chris can offer a truly unique level of support to pressured senior leaders like yourself.
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“Chris came highly recommended to us as a speaker who would be able to address the topic of leadership which we had identified as a critical issue for retailers in this period of unprecedented change. He more than delivered on this by fully engaging with our delegates and led an important panel discussion on the main stage. His keynote address however was outstanding in pulling together all the strands from the Congress and setting out clearly some takeaway points that were extremely relevant, thought-provoking and helpful to all of the retail leaders in the audience.”
Ian McGarrigle, Chairman, World Retail Congress
“Chris delivered a great presentation to an invited group of CEOs and Finance Directors that engaged and challenged their thinking. He presented a powerful business case backed up with proven data and followed up with practical ideas for action that deliver return on investment.” critical for credibility with this audience. The feedback was excellent and we hope to work with Chris again in the future.”
Finance Practice Leader – Search consultancy – Client event
“Chris, I enjoyed an incredibly inspiring and rewarding 'leading with integrity' seminar with you at the UK Defence Academy in March 2016, which I continue to use as inspiration for leading my own high performing teams at sea. As it happens, tomorrow I am using it as inspiration to conduct a workshop with a group of about 10 officers and senior NCOs. We are deployed on operations on the other side of the world in the Asia Pacific on a 10 month deployment, far from home and on strategic tasking - leading and inspiring people could not be more important.”
Senior Royal Navy Officer on active service – “Leadership integrity”
“I have read books and listened to talks on leadership over many years but without doubt yours was the most inspirational and sensible approach that gave absolute clarity. Thank you, it was outstanding.”
Helen Singh – Senior UK NHS leader and Commanding Officer, Field Hospital, UK Army Reserve
“A consistent theme from the audience was that they had heard leadership speakers before but it was the first time it was explained in a way that made sense and gave them a practical road map for success.”
Programme Director, Nations Future Leaders, Royal Academy of Management, Oman
“In a world where innovation and change challenges managers and directors in keeping their teams engaged and helping them adapt to change, Chris was able to give helpful tips and strategies which can be put into practise immediately. He was entertaining, knowledgeable and passionate about helping managers empower their teams using emotional intelligence skills. Thank you Chris for your valuable input!”
Sports company CEO - “Learn, connect, inspire & thrive – improving performance every day”
“I was profoundly impacted by the presentation. Thanks so much for inspiring me to be more authentic, take it to my team and be more profitable.”
SME leader – Entrepreneurial Leadership Conference – “Being an entrepreneurial leader for success”
“I write to thank you for taking time out to open our annual HR Summit. Your valuable insights and interaction with our delegates has raised the bar serval notches for this years event and my team will strive hard to keep this level in the future. The topic of “Entrepreneurial leadership – a new way of working to drive success” was one of great importance in the current environment. Your keynote was very interactive and the audience didn’t want it to end. This speaks very highly of your insights.”
Som Mittal – President NASSCOM HR Conference, Chennai, India
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