Meet Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is the world's leading champions of Project Management and Strategy Implementation and is an outstanding speaker on a range of management topics.  Antonio has presented at more than 160 conferences around the world for over 15 years.  He is the author of the author of the book The Focused Organization (Routledge, 2012), which illustrates to  how fewer, more effectively elected and managed projects are the key to strategic and long-term success.
Antonio is one of the world thought leaders in the area of strategy execution and project leadership.  He was recently awarded the title of Thinker of the Month by the prestigious Thinkers50.com and he regularly publishes his research ... most recently in the Harvard Business Review entitled, How to Prioritize Your Company's Projects.
Organizations are going through an unprecedented disruption in the way they are managed, from the traditional hierarchical structure to a project based one.  As one business executive told Antonio, "... the transformation is so deep, that soon our company will not sell products anymore, we will sell projects!"  This massive change touches the leadership team significantly. While in the past managers/executives would only spend 5% of their time supervising large projects, today they spend up to 50% of their time in those critical activities, however, few have had training as project sponsors.  CEOs are I claim that CEO are becoming the ultimate project managers.
Some of the topics Antonio covers are:
  1. Execution Thriving Culture (LEADERSHIP) Learn how leading organizations, such as Apple and Huawei, create a culture that thrives for strategy execution through extreme prioritization.
  2. Successful M&As - (GROWTH) Hear what can be learned from the failure of the largest acquisition in the Financial Sector history, the takeover of ABN AMBRO; and GE’s key ingredients for successful M&As
  3. Navigating Disruption – (INNOVATION) Find inspiration from the world’s most astonishing disruptions, like Ryanair, Uber, Philips, Tesla,… ; and the crucial role leadership plays in today’s turbulent times.
  4. Enhance Focus – (LEADERSHIP) Dalai Lama, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, and other great leaders have one common skill: their ability to Focus. Learn how to increase Focus and rise Productivity, Happiness and personal Satisfaction.
  5. The Project Manifesto – (GROWTH) Learn the next generation of Project Management, PMOs and Portfolio Management; how to become a project driven organization to accelerate successful implementation.
  6. Industry Forecast - (INNOVATION) Banking, Pharma, Oil, Gas, Telecom, Retail, Professional Services, …. whatever the industry, the future will be different, find out the latest trends, and how they will impact your organization.
  7. Corporate Governance 2.0 – (GROWTH) InBev, Facebook, Inditex, …world class Board of Directors shifted their focus from value preservation – monitoring - to value creation – leading. Understand how.
  8. Policy Implementation - (LEADERSHIP) Successful governments craft a long-term vision for their countries and regions; and focus on policy implementation. UAE, Singapore,.. started decades ago, hear how.

Antonio is based out of Belgium and takes engagements throughout the world.  He was educated as an Economists; has an MBA from London Business School; and Insead's International Director Program. He is fluent in five languages.

Walt's Take:  If you spend 5 minutes with Antonio, you will learn something new about yourself.  His insights into the current disruptions resulting from technology and innovation lead to critical thinking about conducting "business as usual."  Antonio speaks from his own achievements and disappointments.  His enthusiasm is contagious and will certainly bring life any training seminar.

See Antonio in action at a recent TedX talk.

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