• It has become something of a taboo in our society to say you don't want to be a leader — especially if you are one. Richard Hytner, a former CEO at the global advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi, experienced it firsthand and is trying to break that stigma.- Lillian Cunningham, Editor, On Leadership, The Washington Post
  • Hytner notes that talent development, for example, is crucial to companies now, so the lack of a great track record for hiring, inspiring, and keeping star employees sometimes trips up aspiring CEOs.- Anne Fisher, Fortune Magazine
  • He argues convincingly that a great team of a chief executive and a number two is a more successful proposition than a solitary leader. Mr Hytner describes the various types of consiglieri – lodestones, educators, anchors and deliverers, according to his segmentation.- Luke Johnson, Financial Times
  • Richard Hytner, deputy chairman of London-based advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi, thinks corporate understudies are too often overlooked. He’s set out to burnish the reputation of the second-in-command...- Adam Auriemma, the Wall Street Journal
  • It’s a trove of advice about how to be a great deputy and principal adviser, a calling that has brought out the best in people as varied and admirable as Warren Buffett’s Charlie Munger, Anna Wintour’s Grace Coddington, Abraham Lincoln’s William Seward, and Henry VIII’s Thomas Cromwell.- Frederick E. Allen, Forbes

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Hytner to Headline Harvard and Georgetown D.C. Events

Hytner to Headline Harvard and Georgetown D.C. Events

Richard Hytner, Worldwide Deputy Chairman of Saatchi and Adjunct Professor of Marketing at the London Business School will be discussing his book, Consiglieri: Leading From the Shadows at two upcoming events in Washington, D.C.

The first will be held at the Harvard Club of Washington (Hogan Lovells, 555 13th Street, N.W.) on Tuesday, April 28th from 6-8PM; the second at the Georgetown Alumni Club at The City Tavern Club (3206 M Street, N.W.) on Wednesday, April 29th from 6:30-8:30 PM.

An original and deeply nuanced study on leadership, Consiglieri focuses on the critically vital role of the “#2s” and why they may have a better job than the boss. A leadership expert and inspired storyteller, Hytner can be counted upon to provide expert commentary on the upcoming UK elections and the early innings of the U.S. Presidential race, including:

  • Is it better for a candidate to eschew or embrace one’s predecessor? 
  • What role is more favorable heading into election season: the champion or the challenger?
  • When is sincerity more important than spin on the stump?
  • What does it mean to “lead from the shadows”?


If you have questions or are interested in RSVP-ing for either event, please e-mail Saatchi & Saatchi at Reid.Whelan@SaatchiNY.com.

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