Named by Human Resources Magazine as one of the "25 Most Influential Thinkers" on Leadership"
David is visiting professor at both Sheffield Hallam University and Oxford Brookes University and is active in a charity he co-founded to develop new ways of using mentoring-style approaches to support young people with learning or social disabilities.
Professor David Clutterbuck is one of Europe's most respected writers and thinkers on leadership, coaching and mentoring. He has written nearly 50 books and hundreds of articles on cutting edge management themes. David is co-founder of The European Mentoring and Coaching Council. He is perhaps best-known in recent years for his work on mentoring, on which he consults around the world.
David has been responsible for the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of highly successful mentoring and coaching programmes in numerous organisations around the world, including Standard Chartered Bank, Goldman Sachs, Lloyds-TSB, World Bank and Nokia. David has worked with the Audit Commission in the UK, implementing a diversity mentoring programme that is now in its fifth phase.
He also researches, publishes and consults widely on Board performance and behaviour; and is currently investigating why succession planning so often does not work. The link between these interests is the critical importance of dialogue, between individuals, and between them and the organisations, in which they work. He has helped hundreds of senior teams across the world find the Massively Difficult Questions that lead to deeper understanding of themselves and their businesses.
David underlines how effective leadership is essential for team-building, collaborative working, innovation, change management and talent management.
David has published more than 50 books on coaching, mentoring and leadership. His most recent titles include:
- Techniques for Coaching and Mentoring (2009)
- The Complete Handbook of Coaching (2009)
- Developing Successful Diversity Mentoring Programmes (2012)
- The Talent Wave (2012)
- Beyond Goals (2013)