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Ade McCormack

Ade McCormack is founder of the Intelligent Leadership Hub. His focus lies in helping organisations adapt to an increasingly unknowable world.

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International business speaker, Ade McCormack, is founder of the Intelligent Leadership Hub. His focus lies in helping organisations adapt to an increasingly unknowable world. He has been described as ‘an inspiring slap in the face’ and ‘delightfully bracing’.

By way of background, Ade:

Is a former technologist who today advises leaders on adaptiveness.

Is a former Financial Times columnist.

Has lectured at MIT Sloan on leadership matters.

Works with Cambridge University (Moller Institute) on leadership development.

Trained in astrophysics and has worked for the European Space Agency.

Has worked in over forty countries across the world across multiple sectors with many of the world’s most prominent brands.

Has written six books on leadership and transformation including Beyond Nine to Five – Your Career Guide for the Digital Age, The E-skills Manifesto and Biz 4.0 – An anthropological blueprint for business in the Digital Age

The problem Ade solves:

How organisations can navigate an increasingly disrupted and thus unknowable world.

He demonstrates how the practices of the industrial era are ill-suited for what lies ahead. In respect of the solution he draws upon natural systems, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, anthropology, history and human performance to support his hypothesis. The audience appreciates this unique approach.

Ade is often engaged as an opening keynote speaker. His content both sets the conversational tone and provides a golden thread for the overall programme. As well as keynoting, Ade facilitates workshops and advises both public and private sector organisations globally.

Feedback includes:

“We wanted someone who would engage our leadership differently. Ade did this brilliantly.  Engaging, fast paced and multifaceted. Just what was needed to shake things up a little in the last session of our conference!” Helen McPhee, VP Finance, Astra Zeneca

“We recently held a conference in Milan around “Digital” for our senior partners throughout the MED region (Italy, Spain and Portugal) and Ade joined us by VC as a keynote speaker. Even by VC Ade kept the audience captive with lots of note taking and it also provoked a lot of discussion after the event. One of the most compelling keynote speakers that we have had in the MED region.” Joanne Jones, EMEIA Markets Operations And Execution Team Leader, EY

Ade spoke at an event for around 250 of our UK & Israel Technology team. Ade has a fantastic presentation style, and it was clear in the prep calls that he was able to take our overall theme of the event and link that to his presentation. I would highly recommend Ade as a motivational speaker and thought leader.” Hannah Bertolone, Cloud Programme Leader, Oracle

 

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