Deloitte Centre for Collective Leadership LaunchedBy Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, PRNE
Monday, January 17, 2011
Stephen Langton appointed Executive Director of the Centre
NEW YORK, January 18, 2011 - Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited ("Deloitte") today announces the launch
of its Deloitte Centre for Collective Leadership ("the Centre"), a global
research and learning Centre that aims to understand, define, and advance
knowledge in the field of collective leadership. Effective immediately,
Stephen Langton will become Executive Director of the Deloitte Centre for
Collective Leadership. Langton is based in London.
Under Langton's leadership, the Centre will spearhead the advancement of
the emerging strategic discipline of collective leadership. The Centre will
serve as a resource for Deloitte member firms looking to assist leaders all
around the world achieve success by inspiring their people to work together
with a shared purpose.
"Creating an environment for large groups of people to work together
toward a common purpose is a fundamental leadership challenge," says Jim
Quigley, Global CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and co-chair of the
Centre's advisory board. "In the increasingly complex world that we operate
in, the need for collective leadership and action has never been more
critical. We founded the Deloitte Centre for Collective Leadership to provide
in-depth research, insight, and knowledge on how leaders can maximize the
performance of their organizations."
According to Langton, the definition of leadership is fast changing,
"Until now, leaders themselves have been seen as critical to their
organization's success. Increasingly, leaders are realizing that their
people's commitment to organizational goals is, in fact, the main underlying
condition for success. The Deloitte Centre for Collective Leadership will
provide Deloitte member firms with insights and tools to increase their
clients' potential for achieving collective commitment to shared goals."
The Centre's dedicated specialists will provide Deloitte member firm
professionals with the necessary training, ongoing education, and resources.
This will help enable Deloitte member firm professionals to support
multinational companies, world leaders, political authorities, and global
markets on collective leadership matters.
"Many business and world leaders are already actively adopting insights
from the Centre," says Langton. "For some, the goal is to drive performance
and higher levels of productivity from people. For others, the purpose is to
unveil and address that last true harbor of risk to organizations: whether
their people will choose to commit to achieving the strategies laid out by
their leaders. In either case, the Centre is strategically positioned to
provide the resources to Deloitte member firms to assist leaders from all
walks of life to achieve collective action within their organizations-as well
as between organizations."
The Deloitte Centre for Collective Leadership will be releasing its first
publication, As One: Individual Action, Collective Power, co-authored by
Quigley and Mehrdad Baghai, managing director of Alchemy Growth Partners and
co-chair of the Centre, on 3 February by Portfolio / Penguin.
John Connolly, Chairman of the Deloitte Board of Directors, comments,
"Deloitte member firms are focused on the performance and success of their
clients and the industries in which they operate. With the launch of the
Centre and Langton's depth of experience, we believe that Deloitte member
firm professionals are well positioned to help leaders inspire, mobilize, and
engage their people toward collective success."
Langton holds extensive experience in the field of leadership.
Previously, he served as Global Managing Partner of the Leadership Advisory
arm of Heidrick & Struggles, a NASDAQ-listed executive search and consulting
firm serving boards, CEOs, and global leaders. An expert in complex human
capital issues, as well as board succession programs for Global 500 and 1000
organizations, Langton is a regular contributor to major global forums and
institutions on this topic.
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