• Managing Partner


    Industry consultant and academic Professor of Practice (Leadership) with expertise in integrating applied science with academic theory to solve real world problems and achieve results. John has extensive experience in diverse global corporate, economic, linguistic and socio-cultural contexts.

     

     

    John Grisby FHEA CMBE CMgrMI MA

    John Grisby is an industry consultant and academic Professor of Practice (Leadership). He's based in London and works internationally across multiple sectors. John has a track record of helping business leaders and corporate executives transform their roles, teams and organisations.

     

    He specialises in building capacity and accelerating practice to achieve sustainable results, reducing failure to cope with business/industry '4.0' environments. John uses a range of Systems Leadership and 'best in class' Business Systems Improvement methodologies to help clients understand complexity, lead/manage through change and solve problems.


    John has learned almost everything about leadership, systems, complexity, change and problem solving from six resources.

    • First, as an industry practitioner and academic Professor of Practice (Leadership). He's familiar with how academic rigour, pedagogy, research, methodology and theory applies in real world industry.
    • Second, from Myles Downey, author of the best-selling book Effective Coaching and pioneer in an evidence-based performance coaching 'Inner Game' methodology (individuals/teams/organisations).
    • Third, Dr Clare Graves and Dr Don Beck, developers of Mindset-Thinking Systems, a soft Systems Leadership approach to organisational behavior, complexity, change and problem solving.
    • Fourth, from Dr Ichak Adizes, founder of the Adizes Institute and developer of the 'best in class' Company Lifecycle methodology, a hard systems approach to business improvement, growth, change and performance..
    • Fifth, Dr Geert Hofstede Professor Emeritus of Organizational Anthropology and International Management at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, well known for his pioneering research in cross-cultural groups and organizations.
    • Last, from the many clients around the world who openly shared their experiences, theirsuccesses and their struggles.

    Accredited and Certified to Consult, Design, Deliver, Assess and Enable

    HE Fellow
    (FHEA)

    Chartered Member
    (CMgr MCMI)

    Certified Management
    & Business Educator

     

    Leadership Performance

    Executive Coaching in Performance, EMCC Senior Practitioner Accreditation & Post Grad

    Certification from The University of Strathclyde, The School of Coaching (UK).

    Authorized by Myles Downey (acknowledged authority on Performance, Coaching and Leadership) to teach and facilitate the delivery of Leader-Manager-Coach and the development of leadership performance coaching skills.

     

    Comprehensive Change Methodology


    Business Lifecycle Diagnostic and Team Integration Phases 1 and 2 Certificate, Adizes Institute (USA)
     

    Certified in the foundational theory, methods and concepts of the Adizes Methodology. Certified to deliver and teach the Diagnostic Workshop, which includes; the implementation of change, impact teams and processes to realign an enterprise.

    Corporate Leadership Performance and Development (Executive Coach EMCC Senior Practitioner )

    His expertise in Executive Coaching for Performance (EMCC Senior Practitioner) was developed as a member of Faculty at The School of Coaching founded by Myles Downey, a pioneer in the executive and corporate performance coaching industry. As Faculty/Consultant/ Coach, he led Open Programmes and was responsible for consulting, designing and delivering leadership performance programmes in companies including; Sky, NFU Mutual, National Grid, British Gas, Freshfields, NHS East of England and Lloyds TSB.

    Professor of Practice (Fellow HEA)

    John is a Professor of Practice Management and works at the faculty executive level with the Dean and Associate Dean to deliver the business

    school’s Employability and Enterprise and practice-based strategy (UK/Europe/ Middle East). His multi-faceted role combines advisory, consultancy, development, design, and delivery on a broad range of projects, which include; Business School Impact System, Small Business Charter, Innovation Bridge, ICT Escalator, Innovation & Enterprise, Executive MBA UK/Oman (Part-Time), Executive Education, Help to Grow and guest lectures.

    Middle-Market Companies (E2 Adizes Company Lifecycle Certified)

    John understands the difficult challenges leaders face dealing with accelerated change and problem solving. He's worked with companies, such as a seventh-generation UK family-owned business (£20M Turnover), a US fast-growth company ($50M turnover) and divisions responsible for change/transformation in global corporates. He accelerates leadership capacity/ capability building using the Company Lifecycle Methodology - ranked #3 by Inc. Magazine (USA) as all-time 'best in class' methodology for business growth and change (E2 Adizes Company Lifecycle Certified). He is the Founder of XPX London Chapter, part of XPX Global (USA), an association of professional advisors who work collaboratively to help owners build valuable businesses and prepare and execute a successful transition.