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Making Great Leaders


From Belfast’s Art College to becoming an alumni of the Harvard Business School Tim’s journey to create Making Great Leaders has been one of passion, learning and accomplishment.

Tim Taylor began the people development portion of his career in 1993 after 8 years working in the IT sector for Nixdorf Computer, ICS Computing Group and McKeown Software, where he held roles in Sales and Marketing management.

His first engagement was with CFM, an outsourcing firm based in Belfast. The brief was to improve the interpersonal skills of the account management team. Following this, Coca-Cola gave Tim an assignment to develop a sales team based in N.Ireland. This was the start of an international assignment and his work proved so successful that Coca-Cola gave him and his team assignments in Romania, Greece, Russia, UK, Singapore, USA, Italy, Spain and France.  During this time, Tim still found time to develop projects for HP, DELL, and Prudential.

Working each year in Asia, USA, Europe and Africa, provides Tim with a diverse perspective on the challenges faced by Managers of Managers globally. He writes weekly on blog sites and forums to challenge managers to rethink their approach to leadership. His most recent recent white papers 21st Century Leadership and Tomorrow’s Leader have been widely distributed internationally to a wide range of HR professionals.

This wide variety of experiences over his 30-year career allows Tim to provide a rounded, pragmatic perspective of leadership development that is very much appreciated by his audiences. Over the past 19 years, Tim and his team have worked with over 6,000 managers across the globe. Tim has led a series of teams that have designed unique and highly successful implementation models for corporate projects in over 24 languages and 53 countries.

Tim has a vision to see a network of business associates world-wide focused on the niche segment “Leadership for Managers of Managers”.  His aim is to create a resource that interfaces with real managers in a way that acknowledges all of their past successes, their considerable academic achievements and sets out a plan to help them make SMALL CHANGES that can make the difference between managing and truly LEADING.

Tim currently lives in Whiterock, County Down with his partner Jacqui and their two sons Reuben (21), Josh (14) and their wonderful daughter Thalia, aged 7.



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