Contributor: Steve Radcliffe
Steve Radcliffe, head, Steve Radcliffe Associates
Steve Radcliffe is one of Europe's most successful leadership coaches and the head of Steve Radcliffe Associates. Best known for his Future - Engage - Deliver leadership model, over the past 20 years he has worked with hundreds of chief executives, directors and their teams, in organisations as diverse as Unilever, First Direct, the National College of School Leadership and the UK's Civil Service, where he contributes to the prestigious High Potential Development Scheme.
He grew up in Wigan and studied at Oxford University. From there, he joined Procter and Gamble, later moving to the US to become the CEO of a division of the multinational business Tambrands. In 1991 he left to pursue a career as a leadership coach. High-profile clients have included Sir Gus O'Donnell, cabinet secretary and head of the Civil Service; former Unilever chairman and now chairman of Reuters, Niall Fitzgerald, and Richard Baker, former CEO of Alliance Boots.
Radcliffe now lives in Hampshire, where his main leadership challenge outside of work is learning to be the dad of three teenagers! His hobbies of tennis, landscape photography and supporting Wigan Athletic help keep him fit and sane.
Leadership needn't be as complicated as it's often made out to be. That's the view of 'Leaership Plain and Simple' author Steve Radcliffe, who believes his simple model will show that you...