Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows

Richard Hytner | Deputy Chairman Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide


I am delighted to announce that RICHARD HYTNER (Deputy Chairman Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi) will be our guest speaker at the  LBDC  (“Lawyers’ Business Development Club“) in London.

Richard is the author of the highly acclaimed new book: Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows.”

When: Thursday, March 19, 2015
  Continental Breakfast & Networking: 7.30 a.m.- 8:00 a.m

Richard Hytner Talk:  8.00 a.m. – 9.00 a.m.

Where: London (venue TBC)
 Cost: Free

Richard’s Talk:  “Leading from the Shadows


The key to success lies in getting to the top – right?

Deputy Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, Richard Hytner doesn’t agree.

Not everyone can be No. 1, and more importantly not everyone wants to be. This doesn’t mean that everyone else has failed. Not lusting to be the out and out leader? This doesn’t mean you lack ambition or that you cannot find success or fulfilment from other leadership roles. What Richard will show is that there is great strength in being a number two and that much can be achieved from what some dismiss as the side lines.

Join Richard Hytner at the  LBDC  (Lawyers’ Business Development Club) celebrating the second-in-commands, the ‘consiglieri’: Merlin to King Arthur, Al Gore to Bill Clinton, Rasputin to the Russian Royal Family. These are the deputies, Vice-Presidents, Personal Assistants, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Department Heads, First Lieutenants and First Violins whose influence determines the fate of countries, companies and individual ventures all over the world.

We’ll learn how to lead from behind and what it is about being a number two that many of us, whatever our number, can apply to our work and personal lives.

For more information see the dedicated website for Consiglieri

Richard Hytner:  Deputy Chairman Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi


A law graduate from Cambridge University, Richard joined Saatchi & Saatchi in 2003 as its CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa.  Today, as Deputy Chairman, he and his global strategy team work with leaders of Saatchi & Saatchi’s worldwide clients, helping them to develop, articulate and pursue their Purpose.

Richard is Adjunct Professor of Marketing at London Business School, where he graduated as a Sloan Fellow in 2003.  He teaches MBAs, EMBAs and Sloans, as well as senior leaders on both open and custom programmes.  Beyond family and football – he co-founded the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust to promote fan ownership of the club – Richard is a literature, theatre and film fan.

Richard’s first book, Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows was published by Profile Books in June 2014 (  It is a celebration of the craft of leadership that supports, counsels, challenges and checks the out and out charismatic leader.

Richard’s Lovemarks include Paul Smith, Nespresso, Eric Cantona, London Business School, Drive Forward and Titanium Tutors.



If you are interested, you can watch Richard being interviewed on CBS about his book: “Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows” by clicking on this:

Richard Hytner and CBS interview

Endorsements:  “Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows

‘Hytner’s original, much-needed contribution focuses on the unsung heroes – those who lead beyond the limelight. Consiglieri is a must-read.’
Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice, London Business School

‘A fascinating account of the role of the leaders behind the leader – there are lessons here for every walk of life.’
Alastair Campbell, former Director of Communications and Strategy for UK Prime Minister Tony Blair

‘Films and plays are littered with examples of the nefarious deputy, from Iago to Macbeth, Darth Vader and Scar in The Lion King. Richard Hytner rescues the deputy from the “disgruntled schemer” and instead celebrates their creative, supportive, positive impact in life, business, sport and even art.’
Rory Kinnear, actor

‘As one who has never come first at anything, I love this elegantly written book.’
Lucy Kellaway, columnist, Financial Times

‘Any artist or any leading business person should know how to get the best out of those who help make them great. As I coach more and more stars and professional individuals in all walks of life, I’ll be giving them Consiglieri to read as homework.’
Nicki Chapman, TV presenter and professional coach

‘The castrati of the corporate world salute you!’
Andrew Hill, the Associate and Management Editor, Financial Times

Purchasing “Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows

If you are interested in purchasing Richard’s book you can do so on Amazon.  The link is below:

Consiglieri on Amazon


I am very much looking forward to Richard coming to give us a keynote Talk at the LBDC.

I know places will fill extremely quickly for this.


If you would like to reserve a place now, please drop me a line on  (

Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Hope to see you soon.

I will be in touch.

Colin Carroll

on behalf of the LBDC    (“Lawyers’ Business Development Club”)


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