This 60-minute interactive session will feature a facilitated discussion with Singapore based global business consultant and FWF Partner Michael Jenkins, on his book Expert Humans: Critical Leadership Skills for a Disrupted World. Michael’s work examines the critical leadership concepts of Altruism, Compassion and Empathy (ACE) and their application to the great disruptors of today: sustainability, global health, inequality, digital transformation and erosion of trust. Michael will argue that the concept of leadership needs to transform itself to urgently support and develop a more human-centred workplace and inclusive world for all.
23 Nov 2021
Over the coming months IPI Academy and FutureWork Forum will be offering a series of interviews, presentations and round table discussions on today’s leading business challenges.
Our next event on the 23rd of November will consist of an engaging and thought provoking discussion with FWF Partner, Michael Jenkins covering his latest book Expert Humans: Critical Leadership Skills for a Disrupted World.
Michael’s new book examines the critical leadership concepts of Altruism, Compassion and Empathy (ACE) and their application to the great disruptors of today: sustainability, global health, inequality, digital transformation and erosion of trust - from social, historical and psychological perspectives - to support the development of more human workplaces and a better world.
The book investigates these ACE behaviours and attributes in depth to show how they can strengthen existing leadership capability. With more ACE leaders in the field the challenges of our disrupted world can be better addressed, and by so doing, create more human workplaces and a more humane society for now and for the future. Drawing on data from the social sciences, close human observation, stories of working people and mini-case studies from around the world.
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Mark Thomas is a global business consultant, author and speaker specializing in leadership, organisation development and human resource management. An enthusiastic student of organisations, Mark’s consulting work has taken him around the globe to cities such as, Istanbul, Luanda, Moscow, New York, Reykjavik, Sydney & Tokyo. Having observed many “hyped” organisational initiatives and fads come and go, Mark is fascinated by how organisations function and operate.
A passionate advocate of organisations that enable individuals to connect and flourish through value creation, Mark is a founding member of the Powerful Conversations Group and a Partner of the Future Work Forum.
Following a successful career with NCR, Unigate and Price Waterhouse Management Consultants, Mark founded Performance Dynamics, a development consultancy that has worked with global clients including: Barclays Capital, Cargill, C&A, DFDS DHL, Engie, Ferguson, gategroup, Hitachi, HSBC, IKEA, KNPC, Microsoft, Pandora, Pfizer, Red Bull, Rexam, Stibo Systems, Sony, Tata Steel, Time Warner, UBS and Unilever.
Mark regularly designs and facilitates a wide range of business planning and organisation change initiatives. In addition, he manages several executive development & leadership, programmes including coaching and internal consulting and business partnering.
Based in Monmouth, Wales, Mark has also worked as an Adjunct Professor at the Tias School for Business and Society in Holland and consulted with organisations such as the American Management Association (AMA), Management Centre Europe (MCE) and the Middle East Management Centre.
As a Welshman, Mark is genetically predisposed to follow Welsh rugby and is a keen motorcyclist and jazz fan.
Michael was born and spent his early years in Malaysia. He graduated from Durham University (UK) in Chinese followed by postgraduate studies in Japanese language, politics and economics at Nanzan University, Japan after which he worked for Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan for four years as a motor analyst.
Returning to the UK in 1988, Michael worked at the University of Bath as Director of the Foreign Languages Centre. In 2001, after two years with INSEAD in France as Regional Director, Japan and Korea, Michael returned to Asia as Director of INSEAD Executive Education in Singapore. He subsequently took on the role of Managing Director of the Center for Creative Leadership Asia Pacific and in 2009 he joined Roffey Park Institute in the UK as CEO. Moving back to Asia in July 2018, Michael joined the Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI) as CEO where he took an active role championing the research function at HCLI and developing a new model juxtaposing EI (Emotional Intelligence) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) as a catalyst for conversations about what makes for a truly great workplace. He set up his own company Expert Humans in April 2020.
The UK’s HR Magazine named Michael as one of the UK’s Most Influential Thinkers in Human Resources in 2013 and again in 2016. Michael served as a member of the IHRP Board (Institute of Human Resource Professionals) in Singapore from 2018-2020. He is a regular contributor at organisation and conferences in Singapore and abroad. Michael contributed to the Singapore Ministry of Education’s Asian Leadership – What Works? (edited by Dave Ulrich).
23 Nov 2021
14:00-15:00 UK (London) (UTC+00)
15:00-16:00 Paris (UTC+01)
09:00-10:00 New York (UTC-05)
Course code 11994