In the race to create world-class products and services to meet the challenges of a renewed era of global competition as well as co-creation, what makes a leader successful at creating change in large, complex organisations? What are the key drivers of pragmatic (and profitable) innovation and change? The central dilemma for corporate leaders has always been that you are one person who needs to motivate an organisation of thousands or hundreds of thousands to embrace and implement the strategies that you are leading. The qualities that help managers rise in the organisation — emotional intelligence (EQ), high IQ, and deep business knowledge (BQ), and so forth may help them get to the top, but often they aren’t successful once they get there. Discover the essence of Organisational Intelligence (OQ) — gather the know how to get a large organisation to do what you want. Discover how you can lead transformation or innovation in your organisation.
Professor George Yip is Professor of Marketing and Strategy, and Associate Dean for Executive Programmes at Imperial College Business School.
His previous academic positions include:
- Professor of Strategy and Co-Director of the Centre on China Innovation at China Europe International Business School
- Dean of Rotterdam School of Management – Erasmus University
- faculty at Harvard, UCLA, Cambridge Judge, and London Business School
His previous business positions include Vice President and Director of Research & Innovation at Capgemini Consulting senior manager at Price Waterhouse (USA) and manager at Unilever, and various boards.
Professor Yip is also the author of several publications such as:
- China’s Next Strategic Advantage: From Imitation to Innovation (2016)
- Strategic Transformation: Changing While Winning (2013)
- Managing Global Customers (2007)
- Asian Advantage: Key Strategies for Winning in the Asia-Pacific Region (1998)
- Total Global Strategy (1992 and 2012)
- and over 100 publications, including in Strategic Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review and California Management Review.
In his talks, Prof Yip brings a unique combination of his Asian background, British eloquence and humor, and American expertise. He also blends academic rigor with business pragmatism, and draws on many company examples. He has delivered presentations in top management groups and forums around the world including ABN Amro, American Express, Arab-Malaysian Bank, Arup, Ashland, Ashmore Investment Forum, Bank of America, BASF, Beiersdorf, Bertelsmann, Brown Forman, Carl Zeiss, Confederation of British Industries, Cisco, Concours Group, Corporate Research Forum, D Group, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Delta Airlines, Deutsche Bank, Du Pont, Ernst & Young, Etisalat, GMAC, HLB International, Honeywell, IBM, J-Phone (Japan), Industry Canada, Invensys, McKinsey, KPMG, Milliken, National Australia Bank, Nestlé, Nissan, Nokia, Philips, Peoplesoft, Pitney Bowes, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Ralston-Purina, SABIC, San Miguel, SAP, Sara Lee, Saudi Basic Industries Company, Singapore Airlines, Sonae, Sony, Strategic Account Management Association, ST Microelectronics, TAS, TransCanada, and Via Group; and for conferences held by Business Week, Far Eastern Economic Review, Forbes, Fortune, Global Competitiveness Forum (Saudi Arabia), Global Digital Leaders Summit, Global HR Forum (Seoul), Pacific Economic Congress (Vladivostok), World Economic Forum (Davos, Seoul, Singapore, Dalian, and Tianjin), and World Chinese Economic Forum (Beijing).
George Yip’s speaking topics include:
- Innovation and China
- Global Strategy
- Managing Global Customers
- Strategic Transformation
- Chinese Business Going Global
- Internationalizing from Emerging Markets
Prof George Yip is available to speak at organisation events on “Organizational Intelligence (OQ) for Leaders”. Please contact us at Speakers Connect if you would like to engage Prof Yip for your event.