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John Grisby

John Grisby

John Grisby: Professor in Management Practice

My expertise in leadership is a direct result of 25 years’ experience in human performance and development. Multi-disciplined background/roles include competitive sport, organisational and leadership performance consultancy, public sector, entrepreneurship, and academia. I have worked and lived around the world in Europe, USA, Africa, South America and the Middle East, and I am trilingual (English, Spanish and Italian). I joined the University of Bedfordshire in 2005.

I divide my time between academia and private sector consultancy, with an interest in practical application of best in class methodology and first principle scientific approaches to help leaders achieve results. Both are evidence-based with decades of application and results in the real world complexity (geopolitical, business and sport). I am the Managing Partner of Grey Matter Global Ltd.

I speak/facilitate, publish articles and produce ‘Thinking’ (podcast series, interviews, blogs and videos), which is a mix of executive education, leadership development, consultancy, coaching and facilitation.

­­­­­­­­­­Distinguished Lecture Series 2021 Events

Middlesex University’s Distinguished Lecture Series is managed and Chaired by Dr. Tim Evans, Professor of Business and Political Economy. Designed to present students, members of staff and the wider community with world class speakers these events focus on some of the most pressing issues in 21st century social policy and business.

Tuesday 23 February 2021, 18:00-19:30

John Grisby: Distinguished Lecture Series: ‘The Perfect Storm in Sports 4.0: Today’s Leadership is not Enough for Tomorrow’s Problems’ by Professor John Grisby, Professor in Practice of Leadership and Management and Managing Partner at Grey Matter Global Ltd, a leadership strategy consultancy.

Perfect storms are a rare combination of circumstances that combine to drastically aggravate an event. This is exactly what is happening in every sector at the moment - including sports - which will require a different set of skills to lead effectively. Today, and on the horizon, sports is experiencing accelerated change, complexity and difficult problems. We will take a unique approach analysing why today's leadership is not enough to solve tomorrow's problems. Open to staff, students and members of the public.

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