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Richard Scase

Richard Scase

Europe'’s Leading Thinker on Leadership, Innovation and Creativity
Language : English

  • Categories

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Leadership & Strategy
  • Employability

  • Presenter
  • Subjects

  • Leadership in Challenging Times
  • Managing Entrepreneurial Growth
  • Employment Trends beyond 2020
  • The Challenge of Globalization
  • Global Trends and Business Impacts
  • Leadership and Creativity

Professor Richard Scase is a leading authority on leadership, innovation and corporate change. Many of his writings study the impact of market and socio-demographic trends for the re-invention and renewal of business practices, processes and leadership styles. In his talks, he draws upon a broad wealth of experience, derived from the practicalities of running his own businesses through to working with private and public sector organisations around the globe. He gives examples of how the need

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Professor Richard Scase is a leading authority on leadership, innovation and corporate change. Many of his writings study the impact of market and socio-demographic trends for the re-invention and renewal of business practices, processes and leadership styles. In his talks, he draws upon a broad wealth of experience, derived from the practicalities of running his own businesses through to working with private and public sector organisations around the globe. He gives examples of how the need for ‘tough’ leadership styles in periods of economic uncertainty, exercised in the appropriate ways, can be highly inspirational and motivational, leading to high sustained corporate performance.

As an academic, his research interests range from organisational change and entrepreneurship to the impact of Internet technologies and the restructuring of work and employment worldwide. He has a geographical breadth of experience on his résumé too - it includes the title of Emeritus Professor of Organisational Change at the University of Kent as well as visiting professorships at the University of London, Beijing University, Auckland (New Zealand), Monash University (Australia), Tilburg University (the Netherlands), and the University of Essex. He is therefore ideally placed to comment on the latest macroeconomic trends, and on how businesses and individuals should adapt to them.

As an entrepreneur, Professor Scase has co-founded and sold two successful media businesses: a major radio station serving the south-east of England, and an on-line provider of learning materials for corporate management development programmes. He therefore has an affinity with business audiences, reflected in the high volume of practical, useful advice he packs into each engagement.

As a journalist, author and public-speaker, Professor Scase frequently combines ideas from his various areas of expertise to create tailored forecasts or "future scenarios" for his audiences. Recent subjects he has covered extensively include: the threats and opportunities that will be faced by Western businesses as India and China continue to grow; the global trends affecting individuals as workers, citizens and consumers; and the ways in which global supply chains must be harnessed to serve increasingly localised markets.

Professor Scase is a frequent contributor of feature articles to national newspapers, professional magazines and programmes on radio and television. He also writes regular columns for Business Voice (the official monthly publication of the CBI) and The Observer newspaper. Furthermore, he has been commissioned to write policy-focused, official reports for government and other statutory bodies. These include "Fit and Fifty" for an all-party committee of MPs representing older workers in the UK, "Europe in 2010" for the European parliament, and "Regional Futures 2003" for the UK's National Housing Federation.

Professor Scase is the author of over 20 books, including "Britain in 2010: The Changing Business Landscape," which painted such a vivid picture of the future that it influenced a swathe of UK government policy, as well as being critically acclaimed worldwide. He has also written extensively on how to stimulate entrepreneurialism in large organisations; manage creativity; motivate and lead; and leverage corporate intelligence. In his most recent work, "Global Remix," he explores the impact of incipient global trends - technological, economic, demographic, cultural, political and social - on both businesses and individuals.

Professor Scase was recently voted one of the Top Ten most influential people in Britain on personnel/human resource management issues by Personnel Today magazine. In addition, he is a former winner of the prestigious European Business Speaker of the Year Award.

He has addressed audiences at a variety of high-profile organisations including: BT, Unisys, BP, Hewlett Packard, IBM, N.M. Rothschild & Sons, KPMG, the Department of Trade & Industry, BUPA, the National Housing Federation, the National Audit Office, The Leadership Trust, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Royal Mail, the BBC, Mercer Human Resources, Trinity Mirror, The Cabinet Office, the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, the Institute of Management, the Institute of Directors as well as various development agencies and chambers of commerce.
 

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CEDA

"Your presentation was simply superb. You had a real appreciation for our Industry/Trade and issues, of which you made very astute and sound appraisal of. Attendees were very taken with your 'big' world analysis, the business/economic predictions, and the impact into the world of hospitality. Your final touché delivery, 'Trusted Advisors' has been really picked up on. Sharp, incisive, punchy, challenging, understandable language and great delivery - with wit as well. I'm sure people would have happily listened to you for a great deal longer. Thank you so much for taking the time to really appreciate our Business and Industry and it's pressures - it made a huge difference."


Self Storage Association Ltd

"I have to say the event went extremely well and feedback is extremely positive. The best yet I heard!!!
Everybody found Richard's presentation extremely interesting and thanked us for inviting him.
I will be in touch for next year!" 


British Dental Trade Association

"Thank you so much for taking part in our conference and for giving such and excellent presentation. The feedback from the delegates has been excellent and you certainly gave us a lot to think about. I do hope that the industry as a whole will take on board some of the things you said."


Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP

"Thank you for getting us off to such a high-level, high-velocity start. Within minutes of you finishing one partner told me that it was the best hour of his 30 year career - and that comment pretty much set the tone of feedback. People were especially impressed that you had one eye on global trends and the other quite specifically on things you knew about our business - this seemed to create a real bridge from the 'big picture' to the 'life on my pod'. It was a great pleasure working with you on this and I hope we shall be able to do something else before too long."


Australian Government, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

"Thank you for your contribution in making the Australian Government's 'Globally Connected: AEI Industry Forum 2008' such a great success. Your role was significant in enabling attendees to consider and discuss where the international education sector in Australia is heading and affirmed the aspiration for Australian education to be Globally Connected."


Wales Management Council

"Many thanks for your contribution to the Lead On conference yesterday. Your presentation was a great way to end the day, and really made people think. Response to the event has been very positive, and your presentation was certainly the high spot."


Novo Nordisk

"Richard was able to capture the audience with his energy despite the time (after lunch) allocated."


Birmingham Professional DiverCity

"Your slides were interesting and informative, and your speech was excellent. All together, it was a grand way to hold our organisation's fourth annual lecture. Your presentation was very well received by our guests. You are an inspiration. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts with us."


Deputy Regional Managing Director, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group

"Richard, it was a great pleasure to meet you today and thank you so much for giving us such a thought provoking seminar this morning. We have had some great feedback from our guests, both verbal and on the questionnaires, so a great success! Thank you again."


FCSI Europe

"Thank you for a fabulous presentation at our conference last week. The feedback has been very positive and the content of your session certainly made everyone start to think about the issues that we are going to have to deal with on a global basis. One of our very prominent American members came to me and said that you were the best opening speaker that she had ever heard at any of our conferences; and she has been to many."


Self Storage Association

"I just thought I would write to let you know that Richard was the most incredible speaker we have had! He was so interesting, enthusiastic and, I understand, bubbling with energy rushing around the room. He tailored his speech to our industry and it was full of fasinating facts. We have had many positive comments."