AGL 194: Strategic Leadership with Richard Medcalf

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AGL 194: Strategic Leadership with Richard Medcalf

Richard Medcalf

About Richard

Richard Medcalf describes himself as “what you get if you were to put a McKinsey consultant, a slightly unorthodox pastor and an entrepreneur into a blender”.
Richard is an executive coach & leadership consultant to exceptional founders & CEOs and their leadership teams.
His clients are elite performers who’ve already achieved incredible things, and still have the ambition to 10x their impact and influence and achieve something that seems impossible right now. That can involve 1:1 coaching, taking the leadership team to its next level, or scaling high-performance culture throughout the business.
After a Masters Degree at Oxford University, where he came top in his year, Richard started his career in a premier strategy consultancy where he rose to become the youngest-ever Partner. He then spent 11 years at tech giant Cisco, firstly elevating Cisco’s relevance in the C-suite of its Fortune 100 customers before being selected for an elite team set up by Cisco’s President and CEO, John Chambers and Chuck Robbins, to catalyse strategic partnerships & new business models.
Richard has advised Founders and C-level execs for 20 years,  from Fortune 100 companies (Comcast, Mastercard, Sanofi, Sky, Orange, Bosch…) to high-growth tech firms (in AI, networking, robotics, fintech, …). He has overseen >$2B of deals.
Keen to marry the disciplines of strategy and leadership in service of his clients, he qualified as a senior leadership consultant and executive coach before founding Xquadrant in 2017.
Richard is bi-national English/French, lives near Paris, and is happily married and the proud father of two. He’s also a licensed lay minister in the Anglican Church, and has an insatiable love for spicy food and the electric guitar.

 


Today We Talked About

  • Richard’s past
  • Strategy
  • Stop trying to free up time
  • Examine your beliefs first
    • Test your assumptions
    • As “How”
    • Be curious
  • Think in terms of acceleration not speed
    • what is your system for getting better at getting better
    • retrospectives
    • top 3
  • Work the Room
    • Re-negotiation your agreements

 


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