Rethinking Productivity and Collaboration in the Hybrid Workplace with Adam Kingl
What the Workplace Holds for Leaders of the Future with Adam Kingl
WRAPS – An acronym for people development to combat the Great Resignation
How can leaders create an environment that allows ideas and innovation to thrive?
Responding to the Resignation Crisis
Adam Kingl on his new book “Sparking Success”
Next Generation Leadership with Adam Kingl – The Brand Called You
Adam Kingl on Creative Leadership – SAGE Exchange
Adam Kingl on Leadership – SAGE Exchange
Adam Kingl on Engagement and the Employee Staffing Model
Adam Kingl on Quiet Quitting
How Pixar and Disney’s Merger Almost Failed
How To Fill The Manufacturing Skills Gap: Factory Of The Future Podcast
Adam Kingl on Work Life Balance
The Future of Leadership: Leading with Nice
Delegation & Empowerment
Resignation Crisis in Professional Services
Leading the Next Generation
Considering End of Lockdown
How to Fail Successfully
How to Develop Your Young Employees in Lockdown
Changeboard Future Talent Conference 2019 – Adam Kingl
Adam on Virtual Teamwork
Adam Kingl on Gen Y Paradigms of Work & Leadership
Virtual meetings good for innovation
How is Generation Y changing the way we work?
Conversation with Speakers Corner: Gen Y, the Changing Workplace, and Why Business Needs Purpose
Engaging and Retaining Young Employees
Episode 106: Transforming Work Through Creativity
Have you hit a creative roadblock at work? You’re not alone. In this episode, we explore how creativity becomes the cornerstone for innovation, helping businesses to thrive amidst rapidly changing trends and disruptions. It’s not about wild ideas. It’s about building an environment where creativity thrives at every desk.
This episode features Adam Kingl, an expert in reshaping how we think about leadership and strategy in the business world. Adam has influenced the minds of business leaders at prestigious institutions such as London Business School, Hult International Business School, and Imperial College Business School. He also regularly contributes as a writer and expert interviewee to The Financial Times, Sunday Times, Forbes, Fortune, The Guardian and Fast Company.
Drawing on and his latest book “Sparking Success,” we explore strategies that can help leaders remove the creativity blockers and spark a cultural shift towards continuous innovation. From rethinking entrenched company practices to empowering teams to think differently, Adam offers a roadmap for people who want to lead with creativity at the forefront.
E171: The Leadership Enigma with Adam Pacifico
Adam highlights that as technology evolves exponentially, management and leadership has been fairly stagnant for decades. People require their leaders to be a force for good in the world and all leaders are work in progress.
About 5 years ago Adam saw 2 independent pieces of research. One (from BCG) which stated that CEO’s of top 200 global companies listed the need for innovation and creativity as one of their top 3 priorities 79% of the time. However, another piece of research (McKinsey) studied the rank and file and asked how good their organisations were at innovation and creativity and 94% stated that they were awful at it. As a result, Adam asked himself a question. ‘Is there a larger gap in corporate life today between aspiration and reality? This began the birth of ‘Sparking Success!
Adam’s research began by exploring neuroscience in order to understand behaviour change. The brain is the most energy using component of our body and has different brain states from deep sleep to hyper focus and each of those states are measured in hertz and so Adam explains what it means for us to be ‘in flow.’ In order for us to be creative and innovative we have to train the brain and practice the skillset on a regular basis, just as we would train our muscles.
Sparking Success focuses predominantly on a number of creative industries which reflects Adam’s original career and passion for theatre.
He explored Jazz and quotes Thelonious Monk who said ‘there are no wrong notes’ which is an excellent metaphor for our historic fear of failure in organisations. Leaders who are good at creativity explained to Adam that all their original ideas originated from bad ideas which as they explored and developed it became the good idea. Adam also discovered that Jazz musicians biochemically tended to shut down two parts of their brain whilst performing; self judging and social judging so they were in a complete state of acceptance and exploration. This is also why improv teams use ‘Yes,And’ instead of ‘Yes, But.’
Adam also explores the realm of writing and he spoke to the writers of ‘Friends.’ In the US, a typical sitcom season is 24 episodes and the writers only write a few episodes and then rely on writing simultaneously as the previous episode is aired. One of the Executive producers of ‘Friends’ ran a team of 12 writers and said that they need 20 mediocre ideas for one good idea to make it into an episode of Friends. His goal was therefore not to pressure the team for a singe good idea but encourage everyone to come up with ideas whatever the quality. He also let others go first to avoid the HiPPO (Highest Paid Person’s Opinion) syndrome.
Another area explored was culinary arts as Adam collects cook books. He looked at highly successful chefs who are always trying to create the highest quality but also create the latest and newest culinary innovation. Here is where Adam describes the three C’s which corresponds to the investment of time and energy to invent.
Another area of focus for Adam was art and imagery in which the ability to explore new realities is an incredible transferable skills for the corporate leader.
It’s time for all leaders to uncover and rediscover humility and curiosity. When working with your teams for new ideas remember to separate out the three tasks of Ideation, Evaluation and Selection.
This episode is packed full of incredible research, insight and learning.
E81 | The Future of Leadership and Innovation in Pharma
In this episode of AI For Pharma Growth, Dr Andree Bates is joined by Adam Kingl to discuss the future of leadership and innovation in pharma. While new technologies are creating medical breakthroughs, they also threaten major revenue decreases for pharma companies. Adam shares how assessing assumptions around customers, offerings, and how value is delivered can spark business model innovation. He emphasises culture change through behaviours that encourage risk-taking and celebrating failures. This discussion provides an outside perspective on how pharma can adapt strategies and mindsets to thrive amidst disruption.
In this episode you will learn:
What Adam thinks about pharma’s business models Why Adam thinks there needs to be a culture change in pharma companies Why you should give employees the freedom to be innovative How pharma can challenge its thinking to come up with new business models What to do to help reduce bureaucracy in organisations
Click to connect with Dr. Andree Bates for more information in this episode: https://eularis.com/
AI For Pharma Growth is the podcast from pioneering Pharma Artificial Intelligence entrepreneur Dr. Andree Bates created to help organisations understand how the use of AI based technologies can easily save them time and grow their brands and business.
This show blends deep experience in the sector with demystifying AI for all pharma people, from start up biotech right through to Big Pharma. In this podcast Dr Andree will teach you the tried and true secrets to building a pharma company using AI that anyone can use, at any budget.
As the author of many peer-reviewed journals and having addressed over 500 industry conferences across the globe, Dr Andree Bates uses her obsession with all things AI and futuretech to help you to navigate through the, sometimes confusing but, magical world of AI powered tools to grow pharma businesses.
This podcast features many experts who have developed powerful AI powered tools that are the secret behind some time saving and supercharged revenue generating business results. Those who share their stories and expertise show how AI can be applied to sales, marketing, production, social media, psychology, customer insights and so much more.
Future Leaders’ Guide to… Managing a Multigenerational Team
In conversation with Adam Kingl, Author, Educator and Adviser.
For the first time in history, there are five generations in the workplace. Millennials (Gen Y) are the ones stepping into leadership, managing individuals with different mindsets, sense of purpose and drivers for success. But challenges aside, how can you engage and motivate a diverse team?
Thank you to Grace Mcleish, Senior Associate at Allen & Overy for hosting this episode.
Why Every Leader Needs to Develop a Creative Mindset
Today I talked to Adam Kingl about his new book Sparking Success: Why Every Leader Needs to Develop a Creative Mindset (Kogan Page, 2023).
Most or, indeed, basically all of us start out being highly creative kids filled with wonderment, only to often have that spark “knocked out” of us by the straight jacket of the status quo. This guest aims to change that scenario by drawing on his theater and general, artistic background. The bulk of this episode explores a variety of exercises to stimulate innovation and empathy. For instance, why not host a failure party to generate learnings as well as recognition that, of course, not every new initiative will succeed? Likewise, how about imagining if, say, a Salvador Dali or Jackson Pollack was in charge of product development or next your ad campaign; what might it look like then? From the marketplace to the workplace, Kingl takes us on a journey to . . . what might be, if we only dare.
Adam Kingl is a speaker, educator, advisor and author who is an expert on leadership, creativity, innovation and adaptability. He’s an adjunct faculty member at the UCL School of Management and at Hult International Business School. He’s also an instructor at the University of Cambridge, and at institutions of higher learning in Sweden and Ireland.
Dan Hill, PhD, is the author of ten books and leads Sensory Logic, Inc. (https://www.sensorylogic.com). His latest two books are Blah Blah Blah: A Snarky Guide to Office Lingo and Emotionomics 2.0: The Emotional Dynamics Underlying Key Business Goals.
Creativity in the Workplace
In this podcast, Creativity in the Workplace, Paul Lewis speaks with Adam Kingl, professor and Author of Sparking Success: Why Every Leader Needs to Develop a Creative Mindset. They discuss why the corporate world stifles creativity, what we can learn from creative industries, and how leaders can help address the problem.
In this podcast, you will hear about:
- The neuroscience behind creativity
- Why organisations are failing to embrace it
- Practical steps leaders can take to foster creativity
- How to map creativity to business strategy and output
Adam Kingl gives us an insight into how to attract, motivate & retain Gen Y
Globally renowned business expert Adam Kingl talks to Helen about the three generations in today’s workforce – baby boomers, Gen X and Gen Y
By 2025, it’s estimated Gen Y will make up 75% of the global workforce but a typical Gen Y doesn’t tend to stay in a job long-term.
Adam explains the paradigms and events which have led to the creation of a generation who demand a better work-life balance; more flexibility; positive career development; commitment to a more sustainable world and strong team culture.
We discuss reverse mentoring, side hustles, digital natives, Gen Z and the importance of assessing the health of a company through the lens of a sociologist – by observing behaviours.
“Born mostly to Baby Boomers as their parents, the Generation of Millennials is considered to be the largest generation in history and currently, they occupy a large share of workplace demographics. They shape the way today’s businesses operate; they have disrupted existing business models and have given rise to new ones.
Generation Z is probably the first generation that consists of the influence of the family of all three generations; Baby Boomers, Generation X and Y. Comparatively a small proportion of Gen Z are children of younger Baby Boomers and the youngest of them are children of Millennials. Predominantly parents of Gen Z’s are Gen Xers. They are the next big cohort who will become mainstream in professional space in the coming years.
Both of these generations Gen Y and Z have created a lot of curiosity among managers in the workplace. Even though the boundaries are blurred between these two generations as they do share common characteristics: tech-savvy, can manoeuvre through vast amounts of information, staying connected 24×7 but they still are not always the same. The reason for these differences is unique socio-political and economic events that shaped their behaviours, views and attitudes. So, despite strong connectivity, these generations across the world share different workplace behavior and attitudes to the trends that stem from what they believe which is the result of the cultures they grew up in.
Find out in this episode as Gen Y generational expert Adam Kingl talks about the differences, and similarities within the two generations. We examine how Millennials can lead Gen Z’s effectively? Which companies have created good practices around it? What can Gen Z’s do to create a meaningful relationship with bosses who are Gen Y’s and what things companies can do create a sustaining and engaging relationship among the two generations.
The Business Case for Culture: Why Pixar and Disney’s Merger Almost Failed
When Pixar was sold to Disney, it became a sort of “uh-oh” moment for the team. Would they now just become a corporate machine, churning out product without caring about the people involved? Would they lose their entrepreneurial spirit and inspiration on the altar of commerciality? Thankfully, Disney didn’t just acquire Pixar’s team and outputs – they also acquired the values and culture of Pixar. It doesn’t matter what values you put on the wall or in the stairwell if you don’t observe them in your everyday actions. That’s exactly why they hired Adam Kingl, a business consultant and leadership expert, during this merger. To help the company transition and grow together as one team with one culture. Thanks to leaders like Adam, Pixar has kept its creative spark alive even after being absorbed by a larger company.
Episode 58 | Next Generation Leaders with Adam Kingl
How do the expectations of Generation Y have potential long-lasting consequences for the future of business? In this episode, Adam Kingl explains how the very definition of leadership is changing and how leaders can adapt with agility to the new landscape.
Adam is a keynote speaker and educator affiliated with a number of institutions, including the IMI, Moller Institute at the University of Cambridge, University College London, Imperial College and Hult Ashridge. He is the author of Next Generation Leadership and has contributed to publications including the Financial Times, The Guardian, Forbes, Fast Company, The Sunday Times and many more.
This conversation was recorded on April 13th, 2022.
The Future of Leadership with Adam Kingl
Written by Jamie Hunter
October 14, 2021
Today’s global workforce is made up of 50% millennials, and in just a few short years that number is projected to balloon to 75%! And although the approach to leadership is changing, it’s not changing fast enough — what we deem important and how we lead needs to catch up.
“The number one complaint that I hear from CEOs is that our organization isn’t nearly as innovative, adaptable, and inspirational as it needs to be,” said Adam Kingl, leadership expert, speaker and author, on the Leading With Nice Interview Series. “And the reason has to do with the fact that we are still adhering to management processes and philosophies of 160 years ago. We still run our organizations as if they are 18th-century military campaigns.”
Adam’s career spans an impressive range of industries including entertainment, consulting and education, and he has spent decades working in innovation, strategy, culture and leadership. He is a highly respected expert on generational paradigms in the workplace, creativity, strategic and management innovation, the future of work, leadership, empowerment, culture and fulfilling organizational and personal purpose. In 2020, Adam’s book, Next Generation Leadership: How To Ensure Young Talent Will Thrive With Your Organization, was published by HarperCollins Leadership.
Check out the episode below to hear why Adam believes that organizations must adapt to the expectations of younger generations in order to thrive, and so much more. You don’t want to miss this one!
Resilience in a post-pandemic world
Resilience has long been a staple of leadership development, but through the current global crisis, this quality has come to define successful individuals, leaders and organisations. Through conversations with leading thinkers, practitioners and development experts, Headspring has had access to multiple perspectives on the resilience topic. In this episode, we collect some of the insights shared with us over the past few months distilling key lessons about the roots of resilience, how to foster it, and what leaders need to become more resilient in an uncertain future.
Includes leading-edge contributions from Marieluise Maiwald, Sudhanshu Palsule, Claire Dale, Patricia Peyton, Adam Kingl, Vlatka Hlupic, Stephen Frost, Jim Lawless, Nick van Dam, Jacquiline Brassey, Alex Edmans, and Alan Watkins.
OK Snowflake – Deconstructing generational mistrust
Published: Apr 16 2021
The harm goes beyond Twitter snark and Facebook memes. Our current cultural dialogue is a distractor that pits generations against each other rather than help us identify real problems and solutions.
In this episode, we explore the future of work and the lived values of Generation Y and deconstruct the tensions that cause intergenerational communication to break down.
How Generation Y spells the end of ‘sit down, shut up’ culture
Future Thinking, Season 2, Episode 2
Millennials expert Adam Kingl on the gig economy, multiple bosses and how mental health has reached a turning point.
Millennials – or Generation Y, if you prefer – have never had so many bosses, more flexible hours or more of a focus on what a company can do for them, as much as what they think they can do for it.
The rise of a more me-first mentality is likely to clash with older generations who valued an approach more focused on ‘sit down, shut up’ then self-starting, according to author and academic Adam Kingl.
In the latest episode of Future Thinking, Kingl, who spoke recently at Citywire’s World of Boutiques Europe event, outlines how millennials will fit into the modern workforce and what that means for increasingly important topics, such as mental health awareness.
The Leadership Enigma
037: Laugh 2 Lead | Neil Mullarkey & Adam Kingl
Join Neil Mullarkey, an improvisation pioneer who started the Comedy Store Players with Mike Myers and Adam Kingl, author, global speaker and former theatre director as we joyously chat about how improvisation can help our leadership capabilities…
Episode 007: Excite The Cynical: Leading Generation Y
Talent is the lifeblood of any organisation. How we attract and engage Generation Y (those born between 1982-2004) may be the differentiator. They are likely to make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025, so this is serious!
I talk to Adam Kingl, global educator and author of the book “Next Generation Leadership” about how leaders can spot the signals and get ahead of the war for talent.
In this episode Adam will reveal some of the results of his research including the top three things that Generation Y look for in a working environment.
We also explore the importance of thinking expansively, how shared behaviours (culture) can make or break your recruitment of great talent and how the term ‘work life balance’ will make some people hurl and others genuinely excited about the future of work.
What’s Next! with Tiffani Bova
Gen Y: The Next Generation of Leadership with Adam Kingl
February 27, 2020
This week I am thrilled to be speaking with Adam Kingl. Adam is an author and keynote speaker who educates future leaders on culture, purpose, team dynamics, the future of work, creativity, strategic innovation, management innovation, and the generational paradigms of work and leadership. He is Adjunct Faculty at Ashridge – Hult International Business School. He was the Regional Managing Director, Europe, for Duke Corporate Education and the Executive Director of Thought Leadership and Learning Solutions for London Business School. Adam’s new book, Next Generation Leadership, is out now.
Future Talent Podcast #44: Adam Kingl
In his role as managing director for Europe at Duke Corporate Education Adam leads Duke’s business in the region and works with clients on fundamental challenges such as purpose, culture, adaptability and innovation.
The Power of Human Capital
Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE) hosted its annual Davos of Human Capital 2019 event on 11 July in Johannesburg, South Africa as an exploration of the intersection of humanity, technology, the future of work and leadership, against the backdrop of unprecedented change and transformation.
LAL 059: NEXT GENERATION LEADERSHIP WITH ADAM KINGL
Adam Kingl is a highly respected expert on leadership and culture, fulfilling organizational and personal purpose, and generational paradigms in the workplace. His new book, Next Generation Leadership: How to Ensure Young Talent Will Thrive with Your Organization just came out at the beginning of February.
Future Talent Podcast #44: Adam Kingl
What can organisations do to ensure they survive and thrive over the next decade? Guest speakers Sharon Doherty of Vodafone and Hein Knaapen of ING discuss this issue as part of our 2018 HR Strategy Forum. They are joined by Adam Kingl, former Director of Learning Solutions, and Michael Davies, Visiting Lecturer of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at LBS.
During the panel discussion, Knappen also explained how established businesses can best compete in an increasingly digital age. Find out more.
Webinar: IN SESSION: Is Creativity Missing in Leadership?
Current models of leadership are broken and many do not recognise or utilise creativity. Quite often, creativity is viewed as a ‘nice to have’ but it is integral to success. We believe that the world needs creatives who are leaders and leaders who are creative. Within this conversation between Adam and Rama, two different approaches to creativity and leadership were discussed. This talk provides new tools and perspectives to bring into your own leadership practice. Leadership is an ongoing journey that should be open to everyone.
Interactive polls with over 200 participants informed us that 45% of the attendees believe that empathy is the key attribute for a leader to possess, followed by 28% who voted for adaptability, 14% think that creativity is an important quality a leader to have and only 3% vote for assertiveness.
Adam’s latest book: Sparking Success: Why every leader needs to develop a creative mindset, published by Kogan Page, April 2023.
Rama’s latest book: Creative Leadership: Born from Design, published by Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd, March 2022.
Author, speaker, educator
A globally renowned expert in innovating management practice and strategy, and leading the modern workforce, Adam Kingl is an authority on generational paradigms in the workplace, the future of work and capitalism, and fulfilling organisational and personal purpose. Adam currently leads and develops executive education at prestigious institutions such as London Business School, Hult International Business School, Imperial College Business School, Moller Institute-Churchill College-University of Cambridge and the UCL School of Management, where he helps boost the careers and businesses of senior executives, and high potential professionals.
Director, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
Rama is an international figure within design. He won a Design Week ‘Hall of Fame’ award in 2019 and was named a 2018 Creative Leader by Creative Review. He addresses diversity through age, ability, gender and race. He is a serial innovator in the field of Inclusive Design having led over 100 international projects with business, government and the third sector. He runs highly acclaimed workshops in Creative Leadership and has a book on the subject published in March 2022.
Innovation Fellow, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
Ve Dewey, MBA FRSA, is a designer by trade but instinctually a strategic connector, allowing her to navigate across verticals (design, L&D and marketing) and industries (creative, toys, tech and third sector). Her non-linear career is tied together by a golden thread: cultures, connections and community. It is with this mindset Ve has applied it globally, from brand design to marketing, whilst working with F500 companies and major brands like Mattel, Adobe, VICE, WPP, and BBC. Currently Ve is an Innovation Fellow at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, the founder of the RSA Global Decolonising Design Coalition, co-creator of Never Not Creative and a fellow at ZincVC.
Webinar: The Evolution of Capitalism
The evolution of Capitalism: How and why business as usual is no longer acceptable. A webinar with Adam Kingl, screened by Performing Artistes in April 2020.
Webinar: Leadership Skills Series: Decision Making
A company’s trajectory is the result of key decisions that are taken. But not everyone feels comfortable making decisions, let alone knowing how to make good ones. The reasons may be a simple lack of training or there may be emotional and psychological blocks in place. Watch this virtual talk led by Adam Kingl, business educator and author of Next Generation Leadership to address these and other questions and understand what good decision making means for your business and your teams. Recorded in June 2020.
Webinar: The Future of Work
Generation Y (Millennials) have very different views about work, life, careers and leadership that are wholly unfamiliar to older generations. The recession of a decade ago taught us that the selective hiring and generous development of key talent was one of the most effective responses to the crisis. Amidst COVID today, therefore, it’s necessary to leverage talent strategies that work for Gen Y, who compose half the global workforce. Understanding Gen Y also offers a profound perspective on how the practice of ‘work’ will change in the future. Author, educator, keynote speaker and advisor Adam Kingl has been researching this topic for a decade, which has just culminated in a book, Next Generation Leadership. In this webinar, he will share some of the more surprising findings and peer into the future to answer: If Gen Y have very different paradigms than those who came before, then what will our companies look like when the Ys start to lead?
Webinar: Beyond Covid-19: Developing Leadership Skills For the ‘New Normal’ with Headspring Executive Development
The business ecosystem has been shifted dramatically. The ‘new normal’ will be different, but with no fewer possibilities and uncertainties that leaders will have to learn to navigate. What are the skills that leaders need in order to guide their business through and beyond this shift? How to focus on long term results while dealing with short term crises?
Watch this virtual panel discussion led by Adam Kingl, leadership educator and author, and Michael Skapinker, associate editor at the Financial Times, to debate these and other questions and understand how you can prepare your business and teams for the ‘new normal’.
Webinar: Positive Psychology with Just Add Water
Adam Kingl is interviewed by Amelia Vegting of www.sojustaddwater.com as part of a Just Add Water webinar, UK, May 2020. This theme of positive psychology is one of the chapters of Adam’s book, Next Generation Leadership, www.nextgenerationleadershipbook.com.
Webinar: The evolution of leadership how to become a better leader for the new millennium
With change now a constant in the business landscape, the requirements of modern business leaders has transformed. How can you future-proof yourself as a leader?