SUCCESSFUL ENTEPRENEUR, AWARD WINNING AUTHOR AND SPEAKER
Jo practices what he preaches as a speaker. He is the UKs #1 best selling author on leadership with titles including How to Lead, Tribal Business School and Global Teams. He is the only person to win the Chartered Institute of Management Gold Award three times for his books.
He has worked with over 100 of the best, and a few of the worst, organisations on our planet in most industries in Japan, Europe, Asia and North America. He has been a partner at Accenture, started a bank, built a business in Japan and was sued for $12 billion. He is a founder of eight national and global charities including:
Teach First, which is now the top graduate recruiter in the UK.
Start Up which has helped 400 offenders start their own (legitimate) businesses on release from prison.
STIR, which is improving education for over one million children in India and Uganda
As a speaker he has given keynote speeches to Apple, Barclays, BT, CMI, CIPD, EDS IBM,, Pearson, Qualcomm, Skype, Symantec, Unilever and many others.
Jo speaks on leadership, management and change in anything from a 20 minute highlight for a large conference to a one day interactive workshop with smaller groups. His leadership practice is based on what works, not on theory. And he can enliven proceedings up by exploring leadership through the eyes of tribal people, based on his work over ten years with tribes from Mali to Mongolia, the Arctic to Australia via Papua New Guinea and beyond.
Jo holds an MA from Cambridge University, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, was the best nappy salesman in Birmingham and was responsible for putting the blue speckle in Daz.