With a career spanning an impressive range of industries including entertainment, psychology, and education, Adam Kingl has spent decades consulting on innovation, strategy, culture and leadership.
Adam is former Executive Director of Thought Leadership and Executive Education at the London Business School. One of his primary areas of research is on the work and leadership paradigms of Generation Y; this demographic comprises half of the global workforce today and will rise to 75% by 2025.
As a teacher, author and advisor, Adam is passionate about the subject of 'leadership for what's next'. He has consulted, designed and taught courses in areas such as unleashing personal creativity, strategic and management innovation, organisational culture, high performing teams, creativity and innovation in teams, next generation paradigms of leadership and management, authenticity in leaders and organisations, plus organisational learning and development.
Prior to London Business School, Adam was a consultant in creativity, innovation, strategy, culture and leadership. He worked in the media and entertainment industries for a number a years in both business and creative functions, and was also an Associate of the Management Innovation eXchange and of Saatchi & Saatchi for two years.
Adam served on the CLIP steering committee for the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), which creates standards for and accredits corporate universities and learning functions.
Adam earned degrees from London Business School, UCLA and Yale. He is accredited in delivering personality and competency assessments by the British Psychological Society.
Adam Kingl has spoken at hundreds of conferences including the Global Leadership Summit, FT-Coca Cola Enterprises Future of Sustainability Summit, HR Directors Business Summit, Employee Benefits Connect, Strategic HR Network Leadership and Talent Conference, European HR Directors International Business Summit, HR Strategy Forum, CIPD Talent Engagement Conference, EMVA Business Conference, Business International, Changeboard, HR Magazine and TiE – the global entrepreneurs' network.
Corporate clients include Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, Aldar, BBC, BP, Carlsberg, De Beers, Disney, Ericsson, GSK, HSBC, LVMH, Nestle, Oman Oil, Orica, Pixar, Suntory, Tesco, UKTV, William Hill and Zurich Insurance.
He has contributed to and been interviewed by publications including The Financial Times, Sunday Times, Forbes, Fortune, The Guardian and Fast Company, among many others. Adam was raised in Silicon Valley, California, and now lives in Surrey, UK. He is a dual British-American citizen.
Adam Kingl's speaking topics include:
• New Leadership Paradigms of Generation Y
• Powerful Virtual Teamwork
• Strategic Innovation – Disrupting Your Industry With New Business Models
• Management Innovation: Is Your Leadership Fit For The 21st Century?
• Fulfilling Organisational Purpose: The Power of Why We Do What We Do
• Can Working From Home Encourage Innovation?
• Agility And Leadership in Business