Listed in the '100 Best Business Speakers in Britain', Jeff Grout is a sought after business speaker, conference chairman and interviewer; specialising in People & Performance. His areas of focus include Leadership, Team Building, Peak Performance, Recruitment and Retention.
Jeff Grout was UK Managing Director of Robert Half International, the largest specialist recruitment consultancy in the world. A graduate of the London School of Economics, he joined Robert Half International as a Recruiter at the age of 28.
He remained with Robert Half International for almost 21 years and built up the UK operation from two offices and 12 staff into a business with a domestic turnover of £65 million, 18 offices and over 350 staff. He has appeared on television and has participated in numerous radio programmes. Jeff collaborated with the BBC in producing an interview training video and has run seminars for a number of leading companies, including Marks & Spencer, Lloyds Bank, British Airways, Merrill Lynch, Guinness and Lever Brothers.
He is co-author of the book The Adventure Capitalists, which is based on public interviews with 12 leading entrepreneurs and aims to offer an insight into the ingredients of business success. The sequel entitled My Brilliant Career features the subjects of subsequent public interviews with high achievers from the fields of business, sport and the media.
Jeff Grout's book Mind Games explains how in sport, mental approach can be the difference between winning and losing. The mind can also play a vital role in the world of business. Sporting champions display a number of high performance behaviours that enable them to achieve peak performance. The same principles can be used by us all to deliver greater success.
Jeff Grout is now an independent business consultant focussing on people management, team building, peak performance, recruitment and retention issues.
Specialising in People and Performance, Jeff Grout’s presentations include:
• What do leaders really do?
• What You Need to Know about Leadership
• Building High Performance Teams
• Leading Change
• Leadership in a Crisis
• Speaking With Impact
• Lessons from Sporting excellence
• Critical Thinking Under Pressure
• Recruiting Excellence
• The Characteristics of Success
Thank you for an outstanding talk this afternoon. There is a lot we will take away from the ideas you have given us. You have a special gift!
I just wanted to pass on a big thank you from me and all of the delegates at the Kelly Services meeting. I received many positive comments about the content and insight you delivered, and I am sure that your speech will make a lasting impact with our business. It was exactly the right message and was the highlight of the event.
You were definitely one of the star turns, everyone I spoke to yesterday was impressed with what you had to say.
On behalf of our Management Team thank you again for a tremendous session this morning.
A very good workshop (from someone who is generally not a fan of workshops!), very engaging and well delivered.
I absolutely loved the breakfast this morning. And it was fascinating to see the effect it had on the group. One lady next to me from Barclays said she'd learned more in an hour than she has in years of reading/ courses/ training and general learning on the job. It was very inspiring.
I was personally extremely interested by your presentation and received excellent feedback about it from the other attendees.BIG THANKS then and I’m sure we’ll find opportunities to work again together.
I knew I had a story to tell, but didn't know how to tell it. Jeff helped me hone my presentation by getting me to focus on what my messages were and how best to convey them. He was also full of practical advice on how to increase the impact of my presentation through repetition, story-telling and effective use of rhetoric. From the response of my audiences, I know that my speaking abilities went up a level after his input.
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