Speed of change often slower than people expect! I have successfully forecast major trends for global companies for over 25 years. Focus on factors driving long term changes, with agile strategies for inevitable disruptive events. Futurist Keynote Speaker

Agile leadership for Better Risk Management. Inflation spike in 2022-3 - what next? Expect more disruptive events, while megatrends will continue relentlessly to shape longer term future globally in relatively predictable ways. Futurist Keynote Speaker

Crazy customers! Changing customer expectations. Why many decisions are irrational. Amusing stories. Lessons for Leadership, Management and Marketing - Futurist Keynote Speaker VIDEO

TRUST is the most important thing you sell - TRUE for every business. How to BUILD TRUST, win market share, retain contracts, gain new customers. Future of logistics and supply chain management - Futurist Keynote Speaker

Future of Sales and Marketing beyond COVID - hybrid event in Vilnius: physical audience of 800 + 300 virtual. Digital marketing, location marketing. How to create MAGIC in new marketing campaigns. Future of Marketing Keynote Speaker

Chances of 2 people in 70 having same birthday? Managing Risk in Banking and Financial Services. Why the greatest risks are combinations of very unlikely events, which happen far more often than you expect. Keynote speaker on risk management

Compliance is Dead. How to build trust. Reputation of banks and financial services. Compliance Risks. Why 100% compliance with regulations, ESG requirements etc is often not enough to prevent reputational damage

Life's too short to do things you don't believe in! Why passionate belief in the true value of what you are selling or doing is the number one key to success. Secret of all leadership and marketing - keynote for 1100 people in Vilnius October 2021

Future Manufacturing 5.0. Lessons from personal life for all manufacturers - why most manufacturing lags 10-15 years behind client expectations in their day to day life. Manufacturing 4.0 --> Manufacturing 5.0. Future of Manufacturing Keynote

80% of sales are won or lost in 3 seconds, How to grow your business by giving attention to small things that really matter. Future of Marketing, Futuris Keynote Speaker - Pardavimu formule in Vilnius

Trust is the Most Important Thing You Sell. Managing your Reputational Risk - vital lessons for all leaders. How to build trust with key customers and markets. Futurist Keynote Speaker

Funny stories about simple mistakes many companies make. Small things make MAGIC and often cost NOTHING to deliver well. Marketing Keynote for Confinn

Why MOST CEO SPEECHES don't create passion or purpose. Here's example of a PURPOSE linked speech - for a hypothetical company in an industry which is often criticised in the media. Leadership Keynote Speaker

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I have listened to a huge number of CEO speeches over the years to their global teams at major events, and there is often a problem.

The same for Finance Directors. I was once about to start a leadership programme at one of the world's best known Business Schools and the session immediately before me, to introduce the week, was led by the Finance Director.  Just before he entered the room, we had 40 highly energised, highly motivated people, bursting with energy, ideas, initiative and passion.  

As that Finance Director began to speak, the energy drained right out of the room. Within a couple of minutes he had lost the audience, many of whom were doing things like emails, WhatsApping friends or researching their next holiday online.  It was awful and embarrassing.... 

So here's another approach in the video above. It's an unscripted 3 minute piece I did without any rehearsals, quite spontaneously, in the middle of a one hour keynote to 4,500 people on how to create highly engaging corporate events. Just to make a point. Tailored for an imaginary global Insurance company - that industry is often attacked in the media by customers for being slow in paying their claims, and fast in making profits. 

Read more: Why MOST CEO SPEECHES don't create passion or purpose. Here's example of a PURPOSE linked speech - for a hypothetical company in an industry which is often criticised in the media. Leadership Keynote Speaker

 

Future of Leadership, Corporate Strategy, Business Ethics - Keynote Speaker

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Future of leadership - many Futurist articles, videos, conference keynote presentations for senior leadership teams of multinational corporations by Futurist Patrick Dixon - on Leadership, Strategy and Corporate Ethics. Patrick Dixon is one of the world's best-known keynote speakers on leadership, strategy, business ethics and global trends, has worked with hundreds of the world's largest companies and has been ranked one of the 20 most influential business thinkers alive today. Leadership and business strategy. What is leadership? What is strategy? Leadership syles, skills, development and leadership qualities. Why business ethics will be a number one survival issue for many large companies.  Clients include Microsoft, Barclays Bank, HSBC, AT&T, Aviva, Prudential, Siemens, Nokia, Phillips, US Federal Government, Fedex, BP, Unilever, McDonalds, GSK, Forbes, Fortune, Accenture, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and World Bank. Patrick Dixon has given keynotes on leadership related issues at events in North America, Central America, Latin America, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Baltic States, Scandinavia, Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia and Asia Pacific. Themes: How to make things happen. Effective leadership training, leadership methods, change management, ethical leadership, leadership integrity, virtual teams, multinational leadership, inspirational and motivational leadership. How to develop strong strategies for growth.

   

10 steps to Agile Leadership in a Crisis. Keys to Agile Business Strategy in uncertain times: Turn market chaos into opportunity. Take Hold of Your Future. Leadership keynote speaker

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How to lead in times of crisis - turning chaos into opportunity.  Here are keys to agile leadership.

I have been teaching for over a decade how speed of change will be a huge challenge for all leaders and will demand Agile Leadership

Strategies of large corporations risk being overtaken by events.  Never has this been more true than in the last couple of years with COVID, Russian invasion of Ukraine and other major disruptions. Your world can change faster than you can hold a board meeting - and I'm not just talking about political changes, energy crises, civil conflicts, trade wars or mutant viruses.

Every large business contains hundreds of potential Wild Card risks - each of which may be very unlikely, but the combined risks can be huge - with very high probability of disruption from one event or another in any year. That's why we will see growing emphasis on Leadership Agility, Dynamic Strategy, back-up plans and Adaptive Risk Management.   

Read more: 10 steps to Agile Leadership in a Crisis. Keys to Agile Business Strategy in uncertain times: Turn market chaos into opportunity. Take Hold of Your Future. Leadership keynote speaker

   

Importance of Purpose in Business. How to Lead with Purpose. How strong purpose drives rapid change. Why every business needs to show how it makes the world a better place for all. Workplace motivation beyond COVID. Purpose driven business keynote speaker

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Keynote on leadership - inspire your teams, media, shareholders, customers - 4,500 executives 

Corporate Purpose is rapidly becoming a  Number One survival issue for business.

I'm not talking here about "responsible business", ESG, ticking compliance boxes for the environment, or improving diversity at work, or improving customer service.

All those are important and more, but I'm talking about far beyond such things.

I mean nothing less than a revolution in workplace motivation, customer expectations, and how business works: major impact on vision, mission and strategy.

As a Futurist, I have worked with over 400 of the world's largest corporations, often at board level or with global leadership teams, helping them stay ahead of the future.

I've a proven track record in forecasting major trends across every industry for over 25 years: but the future also depends on decisions we make.

I've delivered over 1000 trends keynotes to audience of up to 800,000 a time (including webinars).

Indeed, I warned of the risks from new viral pandemics for years before COVID struck, and have since been helping global clients adjust through the crisis.

I often say this:

Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you.

Read more: Importance of Purpose in Business. How to Lead with Purpose. How strong purpose drives rapid change. Why every business needs to show how it makes the world a better place for all. Workplace motivation beyond COVID. Purpose driven business keynote speaker

   

How to spot the best investment and business opportunities. Learn secrets of a professional Futurist with 25 year track record, advising over 400 global companies on major trends and innovation - 20 part, 5 week video course

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I've put together a 20 part, 5 week online course for business leaders and managers.

Lessons I have learned over the last 30 years, researching global trends.

I've worked with over 400 of the world's largest corporations, often sharing platforms with their CEOs at their most important global events.

You can have the greatest strategy ever known, but if the world changes in directions you do not expect, you will simply end up going even faster in the wrong direction.

Here are 20 secrets of all world-class Futurist - just about everything you need to become an expert forecaster, all packed into one 5 week programme.

How to read the signs of the times, and apply them to specific industries in a reliable way.

How to make sense of media overload, and make sensible forecasts for the next 5-10 years.

How to be a professional Futurist or trends analyst.

How to avoid common errors when making predictions.

Why most debates on the future are about timing, not the trends themselves.

You may be in marketing, management, banking, insurance, manufacturing, retail or health care - discover common principles for making sense of your future.

And the greatest test for you of all is this: do the course, start making some predictions to yourself about what you think is ahead, and benchmark yourself against what actually develops.

You will rapidly begin to see areas where you are starting to score high and areas you need to work on.

Take a look at my Future Secrets Course.

Read more: How to spot the best investment and business opportunities. Learn secrets of a professional Futurist with 25 year track record, advising over 400 global companies on major trends and innovation - 20 part, 5 week video course

   

How to predict life in the year 2100. New edition of The Future of Almost Everything book coming soon. Keys to very long term trends based on my Futurist keynotes for 400 large corporations over 25 years. VIDEO and POST

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My job is to live in the future and to see tomorrow as history.

NOTE: book now published!

I'm working on a new edition of The Future of Almost Everything book - which will contain a chapter on life in 2100, looking at key trends for the next 20 years, in the light of what happened from 2090 to 2100...

Forecasting 80 years ahead might seem an impossible thing to do.

So what happens if you live for a while in 2100 and return to tell the story, to make comparisons?  In what ways are you most "culture shocked" and why?

It is easy to assume that life will continue to change at frenetic pace, and that many things will be almost unrecognisable by 2100, but will that really turn out to be true?

Winston Churchill once said that if you want to understand the future, look at history.

80 years ago, in 1948 was in many ways a very different world - with rapid reconstruction in Europe after the Second World War. Yet more things have endured than we might think....

Just published - my AudioBook of The Future of Almost Everything.  Click here to listen to a sample.  Download entire AudioBook from Audible for free! I recorded the entire book myself: every key message I have given recently to CEOs and business leaders around the world, from every industry, and in every region, about urgent issues, challenges and opportunities facing us in the next 20-50 years.

Read more: How to predict life in the year 2100. New edition of The Future of Almost Everything book coming soon. Keys to very long term trends based on my Futurist keynotes for 400 large corporations over 25 years. VIDEO and POST

   

Why Business Ethics is now Number 1 survival issue for your brand - linked to REPUTATION risk. $20,000 PRIZE if you can break my KEY to ALL business ethics. Corporate ethics keynote speaker in HUGE IMAX cinema - KEYNOTE SUMMARY

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Summary of keynote messages on Corporate Ethics - by Patrick Dixon, for Majid Al Futtaim, Dubai.

My keynote on corporate ethics was delivered in a vast IMAX cinema, largest screen in Middle East and N Africa. Celebrating launch of their new Code of Conduct - ethical guide for 40,000 employees globally, including Carrefour retailer which they own.

Why coporate ethics really matters. How to write a great ethical code of conduct.

Avoiding corporate scandals and media disasters. Future of ethics in retailing, health care, e-commerce, banking, sustainability, manufacturing and supply chains.

Read more: Why Business Ethics is now Number 1 survival issue for your brand - linked to REPUTATION risk. $20,000 PRIZE if you can break my KEY to ALL business ethics. Corporate ethics keynote speaker in HUGE IMAX cinema - KEYNOTE SUMMARY

   

5 lessons I have learned when advising corporations on future strategies: sharper strategy, total customer focus, exploit megatrends, and drive agile innovation

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Leadership, Strategy, Business Ethics - Keynotes

I have been helping large corporations develop new strategy for almost 20 years.  

Here are 5 things I have learned:  strategies get overtaken by events so be agile; use megatrends to stretch future-thinking; focus on customers and innovation; dig deep into current business challenges; involve many different teams to create ownership and commitment.  

Order my new book today: The Future of Almost Everything.  

Read more: 5 lessons I have learned when advising corporations on future strategies: sharper strategy, total customer focus, exploit megatrends, and drive agile innovation

   

How to Wow your Audience: Secrets of World Class Communication! World class keynotes every time for event audiences of 50 to 5,000 executives

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How to give really brilliant keynotes and presentations.  How to wow your audience.  The best keynote speakers create pure audience magic in the first few seconds: a relationship with energises, informs and inspires.

Interview with world-class keynote speaker and Futurist Patrick Dixon. The first key is to really know your audience....

Need a world-class keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

Read more: How to Wow your Audience: Secrets of World Class Communication! World class keynotes every time for event audiences of 50 to 5,000 executives

   

AGILE LEADERSHIP: a 40 second event can change 40 years of the future - how to manage uncertainty and risk. Strategy - Futurist keynote speaker - VIDEO

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How corporate strategies are being overtaken by events. Conference keynote speaker on Risk management complex in banking and payments - need partnerships and collaboration.

Keynote at client event for G2 Web Services. Boards of most banks are only partially aware of total risks they are exposed to. Just look at cyberattacks. Benchmarking risk really risky. Benchmarking is toxic to risk management – when risk managers benchmark their own bank...

You can also watch the entire keynote..... Need a world-class keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

Read more: AGILE LEADERSHIP: a 40 second event can change 40 years of the future - how to manage uncertainty and risk. Strategy - Futurist keynote speaker - VIDEO

   

Looking for a New Job? 10 steps to reinvent your career. Patrick Dixon is a Futurist, global Keynote Speaker on Workplace Trends, Career Development, Leadership, Motivation and Team Building

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Looking for a new job:  10 practical steps to a new career path.  How to reinvent your future.

How to stand out in job applications and stay focussed on what really matters. Losing a job can be really stressful.  It could be the start of the most fulfilling chapter of your life.

Take hold of your future - or the future will take hold of you. Article and video by Futurist Keynote Speaker Patrick Dixon, a global authority on a wide variety of workplace trends.

Read more: Looking for a New Job? 10 steps to reinvent your career. Patrick Dixon is a Futurist, global Keynote Speaker on Workplace Trends, Career Development, Leadership, Motivation and Team Building

   

5 Ways to Future-Proof Your Business - 5 minute guide to future business success - for every leader and business owner

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Leadership, Strategy, Business Ethics - Keynotes

Here is a 5 second guide to the 5 minute guide. 1) Bring in outsiders to challenge your world view.  2) Listen to your customers - but don't believe them. 3) Read widely and be curious about all you meet. 4)  Review your strategies each year. 5) Agile leadership teams.

Read more: 5 Ways to Future-Proof Your Business - 5 minute guide to future business success - for every leader and business owner

   

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Leadership at Speed of Light - agile leadership, managing rapidly changing events and reducing risks - Keynote speaker

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Leadership, managing rapid change in a globalized digital world. High velocity decision making with multiple strategies for growth in different circumstances. The world is changing faster than you can hold a board meeting. Shortened production cycles. Accelerating change and business transformation. Examples from Tetrapak manufacturing and food packaging. Viral events, economic chaos and crisis. Managing multiple risks. How lucky are you in business? Being prepared for the unexpected. Contingency planning.

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Uncommon Sense, Uncommon Nonsense - review of leadership book by Jules Goddard and Tony Eccles

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“Uncommon sense, Common nonsense” is a much-needed blast of fresh air. Written by Jules Goddard and Tony Eccles, this book is clever, witty, challenging and provocative - a sharply written and entertaining attack on all kinds of management myths, warning of dangerous and futile nonsense promoted by many so-called business gurus.  Full of leadership common sense. Deeply rooted in daily realities of business life. It will challenge how you think about running a corporation, leading teams, strategy, making things happen. Worth buying for the chapter on Discovery Programmes alone.

Read more: Uncommon Sense, Uncommon Nonsense - review of leadership book by Jules Goddard and Tony Eccles

   

16 steps to take in any major crisis / disaster - Leadership Survival Tools, Risks and Ethics

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Leadership, Strategy, Business Ethics - Keynotes

All large businesses get hit by crises on a regular basis.  It is a fact of life. And the larger the organisation, the more frequently they happen.  Every employee is an ethical risk of some kind.  Every business unit contains perhaps hundreds of risks. Combinations of risks are far more common than most people imagine.  Risk management means taking steps to reduce impact of future events, contingency planning, thinking ahead. A crisis provides an ideal opportunity to re-focus on what you are doing across the busines. Here are 16 steps to take when crisis occurs…

Read more: 16 steps to take in any major crisis / disaster - Leadership Survival Tools, Risks and Ethics

   

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