Greg Orme founded the Centre for Creative Business at London Business School, and now directs leadership development and organisational change programmes at the School with global clients in banking, automotive, chemicals and Fast Moving Consumer Goods. He runs the flagship “Grow Your Business” entrepreneurs’ programme in partnership with Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). His acclaimed book The Spark – How to Ignite and Lead Business Creativity (FT Publishing) is currently being translated into Chinese.
Greg Orme is a globally-renowned keynote speaker on igniting the creative spark in leaders and organisations. He’s delivered more than 350 energetic, engaging and humorous talks around the world. His writing and research focuses on how leaders build innovative, entrepreneurial, agile cultures to survive and thrive in a world of accelerating change.
In addition, he works directly with his own portfolio of clients including Sky, Ogilvy & Mather, eBay, the International Olympic Committee, The World Economic Forum, SQS, Kantar Group, Randstad Group, Arcadia Group and Virgin Media.
Greg’s first career as a national television journalist enables him to speak with memorable clarity and focus. He blends humour, stories, integrated video clips and interactive voting to fully engage an audience. All his speaking topics are designed for maximum organisational impact through individual learning and commitment to action. Some recent topics include:
Redefining Leadership in The 4th Industrial Revolution: The capabilities needed to thrive in a world of accelerating change. Greg urges participants to choose their attitude to change by consciously developing positive emotional and cognitive responses to disruptors like hyper connectivity, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and cyber-human systems. To develop curiosity, rather than fear. Then, to rigorously develop the required leadership skills – of adaptability, the human touch and inspiring purpose – to survive, and thrive, in a world where change is the new normal.
Experiment Like Einstein: How experiments accelerate innovation, learning and performance. Greg taps into the powerful methods of great scientists, successful entrepreneurs, famous artists – and iconic sportsmen. They all share a common approach. They experiment to rapidly reach breakthroughs in thinking and performance. The philosophy and method of ‘Think BIG, Start Small, Learn Fast’.
Igniting the Spark: The learnable leadership behaviours which liberate the creativity. Greg illuminates the journey leaders need to take to make their culture more innovative. He first shows how traditional, hierarchical management approaches kill creativity. Then, based on the decades of experience and research contained in his acclaimed book The Spark – How to Ignite and Lead Business Creativity (FT Publishing) he invites participants to develop the philosophy and actions of a ‘spark’ leader.
A typical testimonial for one of Greg’s talks:
“…Simply outstanding. Greg offered clear, action orientated capabilities to ignite new ideas, innovation and agility in our culture. We’re now looking at how to embed these in our business. All this in an inspiring, engaging and humorous style that received rave reviews from our managers.” Dik Vos, CEO SQS Group TECHNOLOGY