Professor Jones will connect his previous research on leadership which showed that authenticity is a necessary but insufficient condition for the exercise of effective leadership with the findings of his new book “Why should anyone work here, what it takes to create an authentic organisation?”

Authenticity is thus seen not only as an individual attribute but as having relational and organisational properties. In a world of increasing skepticism about business, generational change and the rise of a knowledge based economy, organisations must reinvent themselves. Gareth Jones will analyze and enlighten us on how to create such authentic organisations which can nurture the leadership capabilities of our management, and produce the expected results.


Visiting Professor at the IE Business School, Madrid, and a Fellow of the Centre for Management Development at London Business School

Professor Gareth Jones is a keynote speaker whose career has spanned both the academic and business worlds. His research interests are in organisational design, culture, leadership and change. His insightful talks on business change and turnaround are fascinating, talking about the attributes that make a good leader and explaining why good leadership is “what works for you”.

Gareth’s research interests are in organisational design, culture, leadership and change. He has published many books and articles. Amongst these are several books co-authored with Rob Goffee including “The Character of a Corporation”,“Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?” and “Clever, leading your smartest, most creative people”. Their most recent book, “Why Should Anyone Work Here?” was published by Harvard Business Publishing in November 2015. Articles have appeared in the European Management Journal, Human Relations, Management Today and in Harvard Business Review, two of which won the prestigious McKinsey prize.

He is a founding partner of Creative Management Associates (CMA) and consults widely on issues of leadership, culture, organisational design and strategic human resources.  A world-renowned guru on leadership featured in the top fifty thinkers list and widely acknowledged for inspirational speeches on leadership.