Adam Kingl

Adam Kingl

Regional Managing Director, Europe

Duke Corporate Education

The evolution of work, management & leadership – What we can learn from Generation Y

Session Overview

Traditional leadership styles are increasingly unfit for purpose as business change becomes exponential rather than incremental. New methods and processes of leadership, a new leadership technology, are required to succeed in the volatile, global market, to be suitable for a changing society, and for our youngest employees – our Generation Y. If this generation has very different views about work, management and leadership, then how will they transform our world of work when they assume the C-suite? We will explore:

  • the evolution of leadership to be fit for our age
  • developing a future-focused leadership philosophy based on new research into Generation Y
  • providing early, rich, different and cost-effective learning experiences to develop future leaders.

Speaker's biography

As a teacher, author and advisor, Adam is passionate about the subject of “leadership for what’s next” and is writing a book on this topic, titled Next Generation Leadership, to be published by Harper Collins in January 2020. 

Previously, Adam served in various roles at London Business School. His most recent position was Executive Director of Thought Leadership. He served on the CLIP steering committee for the EFMD, which creates standards for and accredits corporate learning functions. Prior to LBS, Adam was a consultant in creativity, innovation, strategy, culture and leadership. He also worked in the media and entertainment industry in both business and creative functions.

Adam has consulted and taught courses in areas such as personal and team creativity, strategic and management innovation, culture, generational paradigms of work and leadership, and fulfilling purpose for clients including Carlsberg, Disney, GSK, HSBC, LVMH, Nestle, Suntory, Tesco and Zurich.

Adam has spoken at dozens of conferences and contributed to publications including The Financial Times, Sunday Times, Guardian and Fast Company. Adam earned degrees from London Business School, UCLA and Yale. He was raised in Silicon Valley and now lives in Surrey.