Russell Beck

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As an engineer, Russell is not your average people-person. He couples a research-driven approach to people and work with an inspirational, charismatic and thought-provoking style. He connects dots in an informative way to help organisations take tangible actions to unlock the potential and productivity of their most expensive, most important and only unique asset, their people. Often acting as an agent provocateur, he captivates people, motivating them to think differently, providing the impetus to change and transform, enabling them to move quicker and further than they previously thought possible.

Russell is widely acknowledged as a thought leader across all aspects of talent management and people strategy; from the future of work, attraction, engagement and retention to belonging, purpose, meaning and individual productivity. He has consulted and supported boards and leadership teams of companies of all sizes – FTSE100, Fortune500, SMEs – and across many sectors – technology, engineering, pharma, retail, finance, hospitality, public, 3rd sector.

As a public speaker, Russell delivered the keynote talk at the 2020 launch of Vodafone’s BILL series (which was live-streamed globally), the annual conferences for ACAS HR Leaders, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Skillsnet Ireland, and has spoken at corporate events for GSK, The Planning Institute, John Lewis, Chartered Accountants Ireland, The NHS, The Institute of Occupational Medicine, Interserve, Cambridge Judge Business School and others.

His recent consulting work has included embedding purpose-led leadership across a Financial Services organisation; helping a law firm understand, manage and motivate their people through the lens of age; bringing employee engagement to life in a warehouse operation; helping a leading technology research organisation navigate the future of work and so future proof the business and employee’s careers.

Virtual Masterclasses from this Educator

developing the organisation and shaping the future

The Future of Work

Format: 1 x 120-minute session

This session will enable you to appreciate how the world is changing and how these changes will impact you and your organisation. Initially reviewing the six global megatrends that are creating and defining the world of work, we will then provide 12 answers to 'so what does all that mean, how can we future-proof ourselves?'

developing the organisation and shaping the future

Employee Branding

Format: 1 x 120-minute session

Your talent is the foundation of your success, and so your ability to hire and retain great people is the most important thing you do. This session will show you how to define it, own it and manage it. 

Developing Talent and Teams

Meaning and Purpose

Format: 1 x 120-minute session

This session will give you the business case for providing meaningful work, show why a lack of meaning is so debilitating to humans, explain the dichotomies that make meaning so hard to create and give you a practical template on how you can embed meaning and purpose into your organisation for the benefit of all.

Developing Talent and Teams

Belonging

Format: 1 x 120-minute session

This session will provide you with the understanding and tools as to why belonging is so critical. We will show you how belonging can unlock the benefits of diversity and inclusion; the science behind connections; a business case and seven point action plan on how you can embed belonging across the employee lifecycle.

Developing Talent and Teams

The Generation Game

Format: 1 x 120-minute session

This session looks at the differences between generations in the workplace, pulling on the latest research and background information. It considers where strengths lie and the respective value propositions to enhance engagement and motivation.

Developing Talent and Teams

Productivity, Wellness and Sleep

Format: 1 x 120-minute session

This session draws on the current research and literature to consider why we take sleep for granted, the benefits from enjoying good sleep, the organisational impact of poor sleep, 10 tangible methods we can individually use to try and get more sleep and how business can help.

Developing Talent and Teams

Employee Engagement

Format: 1 x 120-minute session

91% of candidates check at least one resource to evaluate a company's brand before applying. Customers also check before buying. You Employer Brand is thus your risk and your opportunity, and managing it is critical to your success. This session will show you how to define it, own it and manage it. 

Kourdi Associates​ ​work with current and potential leaders to develop their mindset, skills and effectiveness. Jeremy Kourdi is formerly Senior Vice President with The Economist, he has worked with London Business School and Duke Corporate Education as well as market-leading businesses worldwide, and he is the author of 27 books translated into 17 languages, including​ ​The Truth About Talent​ ​and​ ​Coaching Essentials​. ​His business​ ​Kourdi Associates​ ​provides coaches, expert content and consultants that help leaders successfully navigate a changing world.

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