Group HR Director of Penguin Random House Neil Morrison is a highly respected and much in demand speaker who has accumulated his fascinating knowledge from not only overseeing the merger of two major publishing houses but from his previous work which includes five years as HR director at Random House, which he joined in 2008 after stints at Rentokil and Argos.
"Fantastic session – best of the conference. Really insightful, really honest, lots to think about and lots of things to take away and apply in our own organisation/ change programme. Inspiring."
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Having overseen the merger of two major publishing houses Neil Morrison is acutely aware of the anxiety changes can bring.
He believes that concentrating on culture and leadership whilst being really clear about genuinely looking for the ‘best solution’ helps to avoid being dragged down to tricky phrases like ‘consolidation’, ‘integration’ and ‘harmonisation’. ‘It’s really important to keep our heads up and look at the horizon, rather than getting caught up in detail after detail’, he claims.
Neil is excited about the opportunities we have when creating something new. Building an organisation for the twenty-first century is something that not everyone is lucky enough to be able to do; and that in this modern era people can be part of more than one culture, and they are central to the success of a company.
In engaging and thoughtful presentations Neil speaks about leading in times of disruption, embracing lessons from leading an organisation through digital change, the future of work; and technology and work; how technology is impacting the way we work and think about work. He believes purpose and values are what drives organisational success - getting this right is key.
Neil is forthright in expressing his frustrations about the shortcomings of his chosen profession in Human Resources and in his provocative blog, Change Effect, he’s passionate about how the profession could be shaken-up for the better.
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Recent Clients include:
HR Tech Fest (Washington) – Keynote
CIPD Annual Conference (London)
HR Tech Fest (Sydney) – Keynote
TREC (London) -Chair
HR Summit & Expo (Dubai) – Keynote
Coachmatch Annual Conference (London) – Keynote
HR Directors Business Summit (Birmingham)
Human Resource Summit (Berlin)
HRD (London) – Keynote
HR Directors Summit (Cape Town) – Keynote
London Book Fair (London)
iRecruit World Conference and Expo (Amsterdam)