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Remarkable Event 1Leandro Herrero, a psychiatrist by background, spent many years in hands-on leadership positions in global companies before founding The Chalfont Project Ltd, a leading consulting group of organizational architects. He has pioneered Viral Change™, an unconventional and very successful way of creating large scale behavioral and cultural change. He leads the Viral Change ™ Global network of companies.

As a speaker, Leandro Herrero has won the highest recognition from many audiences, big and small, at public forums and in-house events. That includes the Gran Davos Award in a World Communication Forum. He has also presented at TEDx in London with great reception.

As an author, he has published several books on management of change and leadership. These include Viral Change, Homo Imitans, Disruptive Ideas, New Leaders Wanted and The Leader with Seven Faces.

As a consultant, he works with organizations of many sizes at different levels: from Board and top management and  leadership teams to staff in Business Units. His consulting work focuses on management of change, leadership, human collaboration, organizational branding and innovation. He has designed a suite of ‘Accelerators’ to speed up change, innovation and people alignment in organizations. These ‘Accelerators’ have an accreditation system.


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April 23rd, 2014

For every problem, the Victorians had a building

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April 22nd, 2014

Two wrong Talent Wars

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April 21st, 2014

The new units of Space and Time (and the latest up coming Disruptive Innovations)

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April 20th, 2014

Three ways to get approval from your CEO or your Leadership Team

Way number 1: My team has come up with these three options, A, B and C. Which one do you […]

April 19th, 2014

A week behind. A week-end ahead for some quiet time.

A week where in some parts of the world people take holiday time. The Easter milestone of the year: religious, […]

April 18th, 2014

My ROI, your ROI

One the biggest compliments that I’ve got in my consulting life, and one that I have come to appreciate more […]

April 17th, 2014

The shortest Employee Engagement survey has one question

And the question is: ‘Why are you still here?’ You learn about the organization by asking questions to employees when […]

April 16th, 2014

This is a non-smoking flight

If you are a frequent flight traveller, as I am for business reasons, you will be familiar with the standard […]

April 15th, 2014

The Rolling Luggage Paradox

I owe this to Nassim Taleb (‘Fooled by Randomness’ (2007), ‘The Black Swan’ (2008), ‘Antifragile’ (2013). As a traveller of […]

April 14th, 2014

The last thing I need is creativity

Henry Ford is quoted to have said ‘why is it every time I ask for a pair of hands, they […]

April 13th, 2014

We are so good at crisis!

Many clients have expresed this thought over the years: ‘Leandro, we are so good at crisis!’ And indeed they were!  […]

April 12th, 2014

Saturday menu. Shh! Reading on your own..

Three past favourites. Reflections for that little time over the week end: The things you don’t have to say make […]

April 11th, 2014

A leader with 2.2 billion followers

He didn’t say much, at least as far as we know. He didn’t leave any writings behind. Compared with today’s […]

April 10th, 2014

The usefulness of the useless

Nuccio Ordine, an Italian professor, has written an essay of this title, to my knowledge not translated into English. It […]

April 9th, 2014

We will ’360-feed-back’ you.

Readers of my books and clients will be aware that I am not very fond of the 360 degrees feed […]

April 8th, 2014

Write a script, not a strategic plan

‘A year from now, you all are here standing in front of the CEO and you say: we screwed up! […]

April 7th, 2014

Is employee engagement whatever is measured by employee engagement surveys?

Engagement, retention even activism…Traditional models of employee engagement are getting a bit tired. They are starting to look the same, […]

April 6th, 2014

10 Rules of Self-Survival: The Border Diet

My TEDx East London Talk ended with a proposal. The Border Diet: A diet to protect yourself against persistent Full […]

April 5th, 2014

The week in Daily Thoughts

The week’s wrap up: what leadership has to do with talking, why it does not get better than ‘it’s personal’ […]

April 4th, 2014

Say it comes from McKinsey

A friend of mine, and a great management consultant, told me once that when he needs to grab the attention […]

April 3rd, 2014

The things you do not have to say make you rich

William Stafford’s (1914 – 1993) poem reads: The things you do not have to say make you rich, Saying the […]

April 2nd, 2014

In doubt, make it personal

Invited to present at TEDx East London, I had lots of conversations with its wonderful Curator Maryam Pasha.  The theme […]

April 1st, 2014

The ‘Abandon Hope’ organization

Some organizations are little versions of Dante’s Inferno with its sign ‘Abandon all hope to enter here’ at the door. […]

March 31st, 2014

Never sell your time

A friend of mind, a great artist, posted his latest challenge in Facebook.  He had presented a product idea to […]

March 30th, 2014

When necessary use words

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March 29th, 2014

The Thoughts of The Week

Launched this week, thanks for the growing list! We had  two false starts delivering garbage text to our subscribers. And […]

March 28th, 2014

The leader who saved my country and then forgot who he was

Adolfo Suarez, first President of the Spanish Government in the democratic transition, died on the 23rd of March at 81. He […]

March 27th, 2014

The best of A plus the Best of B may be Crap!

The automatic pilot thinking during a merger says: lets take the best of company A and the best of company […]

March 26th, 2014

His greatest success was not to fail

Many people, many of them in high managerial positions, succeed by avoiding failure. They become unmemorable by design. A new […]

March 14th, 2014

Business Case Studies as a bad form of journalism

When I did my MBA many moons ago I had to comply with the fashion of the Business Case Study. […]

March 14th, 2014

I can prove anything in management thinking. Watch me!

I can’t remember where I saw this. This is part of the point. It could have been anywhere. But I […]

March 7th, 2014

Emotional Ignorance needs a book

Emotional Intelligence was a paragraph-length concept expressed in a library of publications. At the time it was a shock in […]

March 6th, 2014

Corporate Flash Mobs

Many corporate initiatives are one-off efforts to get everybody involved, aligned or communicate some messages. Away days, off sites, Conventions, […]

March 6th, 2014

I missed my Eurostar train! How wonderful! (Me as a case study)

Last week I was in a hotel and conference centre in Belgium, half way between Brussels and Antwerp, working with […]