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John Adair

John Adair is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on business leadership and leadership development.

In 1979, he became the world’s first Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Surrey, and the People’s Republic of China recently awarded him the title of Honorary Professor in recognition of his 'outstanding research and contribution in the field of Leadership'.  In 2009, John was appointed Chair of Leadership Studies at the United Nations System Staff College in Turin.

John has written more than 40 books, translated into many languages. Titles include 'How to Grow Leaders' and 'Effective Leadership Development' and 'The Leadership of Muhammad'.

Between 1981 and 1986 John worked with Sir John Harvey-Jones at ICI introducing an Action Centred Leadership strategy that helped to change the loss-making, bureaucratic giant into the first British company to make a billion pounds profit.

At an Adair Trainer Conference, Andy Wadham of AW Leadership, was presented an award by John Adair of Adair International.  This award was presented in recognition for the high standard of leadership training Andy delivers across many business sectors.

At the conference, Andy was invited to deliver a presentation to Adair International, his fellow Adair Trainers and Consultants about what he had been doing that made his style of training so successful.

"Andy Wadham is a highly experienced and skilled Leadership Development trainer with a real 'can do'​ attitude.  He operates at 90 mph and his enthusiasm is contagious!  Whilst in role he also took on the task of designing and delivering our leadership programme which he did very successfully. Andy is most at home standing in front of a cohort of mangers and helping them develop their leadership skills to their maximum. A pleasure to work with.

Lynn Morrison
HR Director
People Puzzles Ltd

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