Simon Walker

Future of Leadership Expert


Simon Walker

Workplace attitudes, expectations and behaviors are changing, driven by rapid technological shifts in all our lives – and every business is being disrupted by the same forces.
Simon helps makes sense of the Future of Work and in particular the Adaptive Leadership behaviors and attitudes required to attract, engage and keep the talent needed to survive and thrive through disruption and to build sustainable and competitive organisations.
Simon explores the intersection between people, performance and technology, where he draws from deep first-hand experience, ongoing research and client engagements in the US, Europe and Asia.

Simon is an expert in future of work and leadership, and has spoken at conferences and events around the world, across a wide range of audiences.
His particular interest is the impact of technology and social media on the world of work and business, and in how this affects behaviours, effective leadership and organisational design.
He is also an expert on Generational Diversity (the differing expectations, preferences and attitudes of different generations) and has researched this area widely. He has co-authored several reports including ’Generation Y: what they want from work’.
Simon was a co-founder of the consultancy ‘talentsmoothie’ and had previously built a successful research based leadership consultancy which focused on developing emotional intelligence. He has worked with organisations all over the world where he has coached senior executives, executive committees and boards to improve their effectiveness.
He also draws from other first-hand leadership experience both is extreme sport and business. He has led teams on arctic expeditions and round the world yacht races, most notably as skipper of Toshiba in the BT Global Challenge round the world race where he finished second, the youngest skipper in the fleet. His business leadership experience includes being CEO of Challenge Business, organisers of high profile sponsored events around the world.
With a background in technology, he has co-founded or mentors several start up technology business including my360lus.com and thevisamachine.com.
He is also a Visiting Executive Development Fellow at Henley School

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