Philip Whiteley

Philip WhiteleyPhilip Whiteley is an experienced author and business adviser, with 15 years experience in the field of management, leadership and organisational development. He works in partnership with publishers, business coaches and management institutes to renew the business model away from an over-reliance on accountancy measures towards an evidence-based approach based on the recognition that organisations consist of people. Matters such as teamwork and employee engagement are not separate or issues, but fundamental to business performance.

The title New Normal, Radical Shift, co-authored with business adviser and entrepreneur Neela Bettridge, published by Gower Publishing in April 2013, chronicles how recent economic events, and the growing understanding of how human capital is the foundation of business and wealth creation, have profound effects for governance in the public and private sectors.

In 2012 he developed training materials for international teams, working with Susan Bloch, a leading executive coach, with whom he has co-written two books on international working. He has international experience, with a very good command of Spanish and working knowledge of French, and is well suited to helping individuals whose first language is not English. He has a Diploma Letter of Credit (Spanish) from the Institute of Linguistics.

He is a former columnist at The Times, where his weekly Packages feature on executive pay ran from 2000-2004, and has many years journalism experience. Other publications for which he has contributed include Personnel Today, Director, Coaching at Work, and Employee Benefits. He is an Associate at the sustainability consultancy Article 13, and a member of the Society of Authors.

Key areas of expertises

  • Leadership, including personal leadership skills, based on evidence as to the links between leadership style, organisational climate and business performance.
  • Strategic human resources management.
  • Human capital analysis and reporting.
  • International communications and team-working. Advanced level written and spoken Spanish.

Books and major reports

The Global You, co-authored with Susan Bloch, published 2010 by Marshall Cavendish

Meet the New Boss, self-published in 2009. It is published as an e-book, available on Philip website. It was shortlisted for the 2010/11 CMI Management Book of the Year award in the Digital Book category.

Strategic Risk and Reward, published in 2008 by International Financing Review, Thomson Reuters

How to Manage in a Flat World, published in 2007 by Financial Times Prentice Hall, co-authored with business coach Susan Bloch

Complete Leadership, published in 2003 by Pearson Education, co-authored with Susan Bloch, with a foreword by Daniel Goleman

Unshrink: Yourself, People, Business, the World, published in 2002 by FT Prentice Hall, co-authored with Max McKeown

People Express, and Motivation published in 2002 by Wiley-Capstone. Both form part of the Executive Express series of management titles.

TV appearances

Channel 5 documentary 'Sitcoms that Changed the World', 7 November 2005. Programme narrated by Caroline Aherne. To discuss leadership, motivation and the workplace in the light of the issues revealed in the satirical situation comedy 'The Office'.

BBC2 Newsnight, 6 November 2002. As author of Unshrink, interviewed for news report on the state of the contemporary workplace.

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