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Your chance to quiz John Adair


Few names in the world of leadership have the clout attached to that of John Adair, chair of leadership studies with the UN. A prolific leadership thinker and author of over 40 books on the subject, John has agreed to answer a selection of readers questions. All you have to do is leave your question below or email [email protected] putting John Adair into the subject line.The closing date for submissions is Friday 6 February.

A former guardsman, deckhand and trawlerman, John was senior lecturer in military history and adviser in leadership training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and associate director of The Industrial Society.

In 1979 he became the world’s first professor of leadership studies at the University of Surrey. He has worked with Sir John Harvey-Jones at ICI, where he helped introduce a leadership development strategy that helped to change the loss-making, bureaucratic giant into the first British company to make a billion pound profit.

He is also a teacher and consultant. To date, over a million managers worldwide have taken part in John Adair's Action-Centred Leadership programmes

Read our earlier interviews with John Adair:

The rise of the new leader

In puruit of a global leadership strategy

Why does leadership training fail?


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