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Richard Hytner

Authority on Leadership in Business, Sports, Entertainment & Politics; Deputy Chairman Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi; Author, “Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows”

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 Richard Hytner Biography

Not everyone can be in charge, but more importantly, not everyone should want to be, believes Richard Hytner. It’s time to celebrate the second-in-commands who very often make equally critical contributions to the success of organizations. We must redefine the traditional pyramid structure of leadership.

Hytner, who has lived through the treasures and burdens of being CEO and then Deputy, turns the spotlight on second-in-commands. In his role as deputy chairman of international creative powerhouse Saatchi & Saatchi – which he joined in 2003 as CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa – he works with leaders and leadership teams worldwide on organizational purpose, peak performance and communications strategy.

His first book, “Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows” (Profile Books, May 2014), traverses an array of powerful advisers from the White House to the Vatican, across international business, sports and entertainment, and is backed by provocative research from psychology and academia. Hytner and his book have been profiled by The Washington Post, Forbes, Fortune, The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal. He also writes on the relationships between leaders and their deputies for Huffington Post.

A Cambridge Law graduate, Hytner is an adjunct professor of marketing at London Business School, where he graduated as a Sloan Fellow in 2003. He lives in London.

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Consiglieri: Leading From the Shadows

Consiglieri: Leading From the Shadows

Speaking Topics
  • Beyond the Trappings of the Top Slot

    For most, the road to the top means climbing a precarious ladder to become CEO, director or even king. There is a cultural imperative to define success in those terms whether or not you “made it.” But this is a dangerous system, says Richard Hytner, which creates misleading pathways of success and shrouds other roles that require different aspects of leadership as undesirable, even though career fulfillment and happiness can be found in those seats. He himself declared several years ago, “I never want to be a chief executive again.” Of course, we need the out-and-out leaders – the ones who sit at the top – but heavy is the crown for those who wear it, he cautions. Rather, Hytner believes, leadership is a collective responsibility. He discusses why the best chief executives are smart to surround themselves with a number of leaders around them – the anchors, the lodestones, the educators and the deliverers – who can harness different skill sets, strengthen power and even co-opt rivals. Hytner also explores his main message in depth: supporting roles are incredibly important and potentially much more fulfilling.

  • All Hail the Number Two

    Deputies, advisers and second-in-commands are historically maligned, ignored or seen as less-than. Being an effective number two requires a very unique set of skills – wholly and distinctly different from the number one, and just as important. The influence of these crucial counselors, vice presidents, first lieutenants and right-hand men and women can determine the fate of countries, companies and individual ventures. Drawing from his book, “Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows,” Richard Hytner showcases their special talents, offering myriad examples from throughout history and literature. He talks about what motivates them, what makes them great, and what bosses can do to help them flourish.

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Richard Hytner

Authority on Leadership in Business, Sports, Entertainment & Politics; Deputy Chairman Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi; Author, “Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows”

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Richard Hytner Biography

Not everyone can be in charge, but more importantly, not everyone should want to be, believes Richard Hytner. It’s time to celebrate the second-in-commands who very often make equally critical contributions to the success of organizations. We must redefine the traditional pyramid structure of leadership.

Hytner, who has lived through the treasures and burdens of being CEO and then Deputy, turns the spotlight on second-in-commands. In his role as deputy chairman of international creative powerhouse Saatchi & Saatchi – which he joined in 2003 as CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa – he works with leaders and leadership teams worldwide on organizational purpose, peak performance and communications strategy.

His first book, “Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows” (Profile Books, May 2014), traverses an array of powerful advisers from the White House to the Vatican, across international business, sports and entertainment, and is backed by provocative research from psychology and academia. Hytner and his book have been profiled by The Washington Post, Forbes, Fortune, The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal. He also writes on the relationships between leaders and their deputies for Huffington Post.

A Cambridge Law graduate, Hytner is an adjunct professor of marketing at London Business School, where he graduated as a Sloan Fellow in 2003. He lives in London.

Richard Hytner Books

Richard Hytner Speaking Topics

  • Beyond the Trappings of the Top Slot

    For most, the road to the top means climbing a precarious ladder to become CEO, director or even king. There is a cultural imperative to define success in those terms whether or not you “made it.” But this is a dangerous system, says Richard Hytner, which creates misleading pathways of success and shrouds other roles that require different aspects of leadership as undesirable, even though career fulfillment and happiness can be found in those seats. He himself declared several years ago, “I never want to be a chief executive again.” Of course, we need the out-and-out leaders – the ones who sit at the top – but heavy is the crown for those who wear it, he cautions. Rather, Hytner believes, leadership is a collective responsibility. He discusses why the best chief executives are smart to surround themselves with a number of leaders around them – the anchors, the lodestones, the educators and the deliverers – who can harness different skill sets, strengthen power and even co-opt rivals. Hytner also explores his main message in depth: supporting roles are incredibly important and potentially much more fulfilling.

  • All Hail the Number Two

    Deputies, advisers and second-in-commands are historically maligned, ignored or seen as less-than. Being an effective number two requires a very unique set of skills – wholly and distinctly different from the number one, and just as important. The influence of these crucial counselors, vice presidents, first lieutenants and right-hand men and women can determine the fate of countries, companies and individual ventures. Drawing from his book, “Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows,” Richard Hytner showcases their special talents, offering myriad examples from throughout history and literature. He talks about what motivates them, what makes them great, and what bosses can do to help them flourish.

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  • How to book Richard Hytner?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Richard Hytner for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Richard Hytner, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Richard Hytner or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Richard Hytner?

    Booking fees for Richard Hytner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Richard Hytner, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Richard Hytner?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Richard Hytner for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richard Hytner for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Richard Hytner or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Richard Hytner or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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Richard Hytner Speaking Topics

  • Beyond the Trappings of the Top Slot

    For most, the road to the top means climbing a precarious ladder to become CEO, director or even king. There is a cultural imperative to define success in those terms whether or not you “made it.” But this is a dangerous system, says Richard Hytner, which creates misleading pathways of success and shrouds other roles that require different aspects of leadership as undesirable, even though career fulfillment and happiness can be found in those seats. He himself declared several years ago, “I never want to be a chief executive again.” Of course, we need the out-and-out leaders – the ones who sit at the top – but heavy is the crown for those who wear it, he cautions. Rather, Hytner believes, leadership is a collective responsibility. He discusses why the best chief executives are smart to surround themselves with a number of leaders around them – the anchors, the lodestones, the educators and the deliverers – who can harness different skill sets, strengthen power and even co-opt rivals. Hytner also explores his main message in depth: supporting roles are incredibly important and potentially much more fulfilling.

  • All Hail the Number Two

    Deputies, advisers and second-in-commands are historically maligned, ignored or seen as less-than. Being an effective number two requires a very unique set of skills – wholly and distinctly different from the number one, and just as important. The influence of these crucial counselors, vice presidents, first lieutenants and right-hand men and women can determine the fate of countries, companies and individual ventures. Drawing from his book, “Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows,” Richard Hytner showcases their special talents, offering myriad examples from throughout history and literature. He talks about what motivates them, what makes them great, and what bosses can do to help them flourish.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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