Corporate Leadership

    (the Fourth Industrial Revolution)



    The difficult problems you couldn't solve yesterday,

    combines with the new challenges today

    and on the horizon tomorrow.





    It's 'sink or swim in the perfect storm of business/industry 4.0









  • Bespoke Practicsed Based Transformational Learning Expereinces

    Driving accelerated practice, development, and breakthroughs






    Grey Matter Global exists to help progressive leaders

    build capacity and accelerate practice to acheive results.



  • Purpose


    *Global industries, institutions and governing bodies have identified the ‘Top 10’ sustainable and transformational leadership skills for the next decade.


    We consider 3 of the ten '4.0' critical at the moment, which is why we only focus on accelerating sustainable and transformational leadership practice in specialist areas.



    1. Making Strategic Complexity Clear: a framework for understanding, approaching and designing solutions for problems that impact roles, business, or organization (long-term strategic).


    2. Leading/Managing through Change: the fundamentals, principles, and practices for managing and controlling change (day-to-day process).


    3. Implementing Decisions Successfully: embedding ‘best in class’ methodology for problem-solving and delivering opportunities.



    We are experts at accelerating and embedding sustainable practice. Our purpose is to help leaders achieve results in an increasingly complex world.



    * These skills also fall under new emerging standards for leadership - World Economic Forum Job Skills 2022, UNPRiME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Strategy | Execution

    Follow a structure and processes to achieve your desired outcomes/results


    Leadership 4.0 Strategy


    Business Change 4.0 Execution



  • Meet Your Professor of Practice




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    John Grisby FHEA CMBE CMgrMI MA

    John helps leaders build capacity and accelerate practice to achieve results - reducing failure to cope with ‘4.0’ environments, characterised by complexity, change and problems (i.e. the fourth industrial revolution).


    He's an industry consultant and academic Professor of Practice (Leadership) based in London and works internationally across multiple sectors. John has worked with leaders for the past 20 years across different sectors and parts of the world to help prepare/shift from pre-digital age skills '3.0' to digital age '4.0'.


    Speaker - Business ChangE & Transformation Conference Europe (2023)



    CEO (SME Performance/Development Sector)
    We are very fortunate when we met John who shares our passion and values. He has a track record in coaching people to high standards of capability and performance. For us an extremely fortunate chance encounter.

    CEO/Founder (MD Business Growth Sector)
    John inspires leaders to be the best they can be. He recently did a four-hour presentation as our speaker on how leader-manager-coach approach enhances role and business performance. The learning was profound and his execution outstanding, it had humour and authority. I feel very happy to recommend him as a speaker, a coach and facilitator.

    MD (Next Generation Talent Forum)
    John was able to take a complex subject and deliver a creative and interactive session which received some of the best feedback yet. I look forward to working in the future.

    Sales Director (MD Development and Education)
    John uses his unique ability vast experience to define his approach and help top-level leadership and management to hone their skills. Having someone like him to clarify both business and personal objectives, something that it is easy to lose sight of in the hustle and bustle of daily work, leads to greater focus and better, more satisfying, results.

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