Jo Owen

Jo Owen

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.
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Keynotes

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Tribes and leadership

This is your chance to inspire your team and let them discover what makes really great leaders, and what it takes to survive in a hostile, changing world. The message of each keynote is tailored to your specific needs. Typically, clients want to focus on some combination of:

What it takes to lead: the importance of values
Change: change or die
Team work: your survival depends on your team.

The keynote can form part of a half day or whole day workshop on how to unite the corporate tribe and to beat hostile tribes (using tribal mapping techniques.

Based on original research with traditional societies from Mali to Mongolia, the Arctic to Australia, Papua New Guinea and beyond, this is a speech like no other. Using photos and stories from around the world, it lets your team see their world in a different light. Unlike many adventurer's tales, this keynote links back credibly to the daily experience of management.
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Leadership

This keynote combines over twenty years of original research and many more years of practical leadership experience. This is about leadership that anyone in your team can relate to. It combines theory and practice, inspiration and practicality to energise and enable your team to perform even better. Clients normally ask for one of three perspectives:

1. The leadership journey: how to grow and change as a leader through your career. Focus on the fundamentals of success.
2. The mindset of success, which lays out the seven key mindsets of successful leaders and shows how you can acquire each mindset
3. The future of leadership: what it will take to lead in future. Master the arts of influence and impact.

These keynotes can be combined into a whole day event to help your team build their leadership capacity.
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Global Teams

This keynote is perfect for your global conference: help your global teams work together even better.
Based on the ground breaking book Global Teams, published by the Financial Times let Jo help you discover how to:

build trust across cultures, language and time zones
communicate well across languages
create buy in to common goals and shared values
avoid the classic traps of global teams
develop truly global leaders

Based on extensive original research and practical experience, Global Teams is the first and only book to explore how global teams really work, and how they can work better.

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