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WHY I DO WHAT I DO:
In today's complex, volatile, uncertain, and fast changing world your company needs extraordinary leaders and teams that drive your business forward, not just let it tread water.
WHAT I DO:
I specialise in helping the world’s best business leaders achieve their maximum potential through advanced leadership techniques. Through my Bespoke Leadership Programmes, leaders can craft new world strategies, make great change happen and deliver extraordinary results.
I work in the areas of leadership, strategy, innovation, change and elite teams.
HOW I DO IT:
I help leaders understand the need for change, what great leadership looks like and how to change. I've developed a tried, tested and proven leadership toolkit the simplifies the complex and makes it easy for leaders to improve results.
My toolkit of leadership development strategies has been carefully honed over decades of working in business, sport and the military, and is now being used to help global companies achieve massive success.
WHO I WORK WITH:
Forward thinking leaders and game changers. What they have in common is that they are ambitious and want to be the best they can be.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
Having developed over 85,000 of the world's best leaders I have plenty of very happy clients. I'm trusted by the world's leading organisations to develop their leaders.
Recently a VP of a large multinational retailer mentioned to me that she had learnt more in 45 minutes from me than on her entire 2 year Executive MBA!
This is a typical endorsement,
"Having worked with Graham a number of times he is a pleasure to be around. Motivating, articulate and good humoured Graham is a great Leadership coach and mentor and is one of the most positive and engaging people I have met working in this arena. He is down to earth and provides practical guidance on how to get the best from yourself and your team. He also has great stories and anecdotes and is great at reading the room and bringing a team together. It was a pleasure working with Graham" Charlotte Light, CIO, Channel 4
Having spent my early career in the British Army learning how to lead in tough and mission critical situations, I learnt my commercial experience in Dupont. I founded Successfactory over 26 years ago and have been fortunate to work and learn with and from many of the worlds best organisations and leaders. I've experience how great leadership can transform an organisation and achieve extraordinary results.
Why Equality just isn't enough
July 06, 2020
In Leadership Laid Bare I talk about the role of a leader being about creating a high performance environment where success is inevitable. And that the purpose of leadership being all about awakening possibility in people to deliver extraordinary results.
How to unleash innovation as a leader
March 06, 2020
We've all heard the phrase 'evolve or die.'
In today's world innovation is key to our success, we need to adapt at pace!
We need to create a culture where everyone comes up with great ideas to improve performance and add value. We need to innovate in every aspect of business. We must ensure we are relentless discoverers and exploit technology and platforms.
The art of goal setting in turbulent times...
December 08, 2019
I'm sure you'll agree with me that we live in a world that’s constantly changing. It's becoming more unstable each day, more complex, more volatile and more uncertain as the speed of change increases exponentially.
What are coaching styles and how do they work?
December 01, 2019
The coaching leadership style is about inspiring your team, building their confidence, and teaching them the skills they need in order to develop and work together successfully while ensuring they feel supported by the coaching leader along the way.
Control Freaks Not Required...
November 30, 2019
I read in the papers a few years ago about a story of mum and a little girl.
They were walking past a doctor’s surgery and the little girl tripped and fell over gashing her forehead on the brick wall around the surgery. Being outside the surgery, the traumatised mum picked the girl up rushed into the surgery and was met by a receptionist who said, “I am really sorry but we can’t treat you here because you are not registered.”
Mise en place and leadership
July 06, 2019
I often tell the story of my Dad racing bikes and my Uncle racing cars and that every time they lost a race was because they were going too fast! I learnt from them that you can speed up by slowing down! You need to know when to go fast and when to slow down.
What do we really mean by the 'digital age?'
May 28, 2019
A great starting point to this question would be to explore the context in which we are leading in today. Here’s an interesting question to think about, “Was the environment in which we were educated the same as the environment we work in today?
Top 10 Tips for Extraordinary Leadership in Today’s World
March 11, 2019
We live in a challenging context of fantastic opportunities!
Leadership is the vital component that ensures we can make the most of them!
However our times lead to complex and ambiguous situations. This means that one of the many challenges we face today is that it has become unclear how to lead effectively. It is as if the rules for leadership have been rewritten!
What makes the 'golden circle' so golden?
February 10, 2019
I was totally mesmerised by Simon Sinek's TedX Talk at Puget Sound in September 2009.
It was the first time I'd seen Simon in action and was blown away with his discoveries of how leaders inspire action and how he presented them. I loved his examples and stories of the Wright brothers, Martin Luther King and Steve Jobs and how he linked them to make his case.
Six easy ways to reduce stress and boost your leadership resiliency ...
February 03, 2019
I'm sure you'll agree with me that we live in a tough world of fast change!
Our disruptive, volatile, uncertain, ambiguous and complex context is causing plenty of challenge, resulting in many leaders feeling stressed and overwhelmed. A world where many leaders are asking, "What the hell happened!"
How to deliver extraordinary results in today's digital world
November 09, 2018
Graham is on a mission to change the way organisations are being led. His sole purpose is to awaken possibility in leaders to deliver extraordinary results. Called a Leadership Wizard by his clients, he is the founder of the award winning Successfactory, author of Leadership Laid Bare! and The New Leadership Manifesto. He works with many of the best leaders and organisations around the world.
How to create a coherent Leadership Team: Graham Wilson - Successfactory
October 30, 2018
Hope is not the only strategy for developing top teams - or any team come to think about it!
The reason I've chosen to write this article on Top Teams is that so many organisations are struggling to reach true potential because of an incoherent leadership team. Without an aligned team at the top, an organisation will never come near to reaching its full potential.
The New Leadership Manifesto
October 01, 2017
The NEW Leadership Manifesto is for game changers and forward thinking leaders. You'll discover a powerful set of disciplines that demystify the complexities of leadership. Developed for leaders who have realised that outdated ways of leading just don't cut it anymore it will enable you to stay ahead of the game and learn how to lead in the most efficient AND effective way for today's Digital Age. Graham is on a mission to awaken possibility in leaders to deliver extraordinary results. Having developed over 70,000 leaders from around the world, Graham shares a practical framework you can use straight away to enhance your results - even if you are busy!
Leadership Laid Bare!
January 05, 2015
Discover timeless leadership principles for the 21st Century. Leadership Laid Bare! is the first in a series of books from Graham Wilson. Graham Wilson has used his 23 years of creating outstanding leaders to bring it all together in one easy to use format that will transform results. The handbook strips away all the psychological nonsense and removes the academic pomp to give a clear framework and path to leadership success. Leadership Laid Bare! is for those who want to abandon outdated ways of leading and develop new ways that work.
At Successfactory, we specialise in driving businesses to reach their potential by helping them to develop their current and future leaders. This is not just our passion, it is our mission.
Over decades in the military and business, I have created a toolkit of leadership techniques and services. Chief amongst these is my Leadership Athlete Masterclass, which sees leaders from different businesses and industries learn from and with each other.
To achieve exceptional results, you need an exceptional environment. This is one of the pillars of great leadership and one that I apply to all my services. That is why Successfactory is based in the beautiful meadows and woodland of Cheshire, where you can maximise your leadership learning.
The importance of TEAM with Stuart Davies
Graham Wilsom's Leadership Laid Bare
September 22, 2020
In today's episode we explore leadership lessons and the importance of TEAM at an elite level with Stuart Davies.
Stuart brings leadership experience at an elite level both on the rugby pitch at International level and in the corporate boardroom.
A Highly motivated and effective leader, and is well known due to extensive media work following retirement from international rugby and a previous position as CEO of one of Wales’ professional rugby teams.
He’s a proven leader and team builder who delivered historical and transformational change at the Dragons
Commercially, he’s been responsible for multi-million pound budgets and sizeable tender processes, and practised in strategic/business planning and risk management.
An intuitive, considered and dependable decision maker, used to operating in challenging financial environments, who has overseen many high value and complex development projects and services, as well as possessing the softer skills that are so important in managing and motivating a large workforce, and engaging successfully with others.
Away from the 'day job', he is an experienced sports broadcaster and journalist, having worked for Eurosport, ITV and BBC Wales in radio and television.
He is also an accomplished 'After Dinner' Speaker and Host.
The Future of Leadership with Stuart Neilson
Graham Wilsom's Leadership Laid Bare
August 10, 2020
In this episode we explore the importance of looking forward and working out what leaders need to be doing to be successful now and well into the future.
I'm joined by Stuart Neilson, Senior Vice President Global Sales - Sivantos Group (Formerly SIEMENS Hearing, Partner in the Future Work Forum, Previous Managing Director Sonova UK and Transformational Change Enthusiast
The Importance of Empathy with Mark Fulton
Graham Wilson's Leadership Laid Bare
July 02, 2020
Mark Fulton lives in Salisbury with his wife and three young children and even though work life can be crazy busy (as it can be for everyone), he try’s to maintain a sensible balance by putting as much energy into his home life as possible.
As Head of Operations for Hotels at Fuller’s he looks after 47 hotels, restaurants and pubs with rooms across Fuller’s, Bel & The Dragon and Cotswold Inns and Hotels.
When he took the role five years ago he was responsible for 475 rooms and that has now grown to 1030 rooms with around 1500 team members. He leads a team of genuine experts that are passionate about the significant roles they all play in the team.
He is exceptionally proud of leading a great team that have been responsible for the development and successes of one of the best and most diverse Accommodation estates in the country.
Leadership Laid Bare Podcast
July 01, 2020
Being a forward-thinking leader and game changer, you'll be able to tune in to discover pragmatic tips and hints on leadership from relevant leaders who are out there actually doing it day in, day out.
Each episode is dedicated to sharing pragmatic stories from the field, and more importantly real examples of what successful leaders are actually doing to deliver at pace
These ideas are designed to teach and inspire action, and to awaken possibility to deliver extraordinary results.
Join Graham on this powerful leadership journey....
More information about Graham at www.grahamwilson.com and www.thesuccessfactory.co.uk