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Keith Coats

International leadership expert who speaks to the shifts required of leaders and organisations in both their thinking and practice if they are to successfully navigate the future.

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Developing leaders

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Developing leaders

Keith is passionate about developing leaders for the future of work, through leadership development programmes.
Keynote speaking

Keynote speaking

Keynote speaking

Keith is an international keynote speaker whose passion is developing leaders for the future of work.
Videos of Keith

Videos of Keith

Videos of Keith

A selection of video’s of Keith presenting to audiences, combined with a selection of leadership thought bullets.

Latest blog posts

Business Leaders aren’t well educated – and what to do about it.

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by Keith Coats
April 1, 2016
Leadership

“Business leaders aren’t well educated”, said a Mentor of mine, an ex-Executive Director of an international wholesale chain during a recent conversation. As provocative statements go, that one is sure to rank near the top of the pile! But, he makes a good point. The fuller context of our conversation was that […]

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Leading and living through transitions: Three Instructional Paradoxes

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by Keith Coats
March 15, 2016
Leadership

“Write something that connects to FutureFit” was the unambiguous instruction from our eZine Editor and if there is one thing I have learnt in writing it is that you listen to what your editor says. So, there was little room to manoeuvre as I considered exactly what thread to tug on to […]

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The need to stay Future-Fit

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by Keith Coats
March 1, 2016
Leadership

Rapid progress is usually accompanied by greater instability. The impact of globalisation on our planet has reshaped, redefined and reordered almost everything. What this looks like and more importantly, what it means are avenues of inquiry that are neither simple nor are they always obvious. When one considers what has taken place within just two […]

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Leadership Development Programmes: Get your head out the sand!

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by Keith Coats
February 1, 2016
Leadership

Here’s a thought: when it comes to your leadership development programmes…don’t measure the programme, measure the outcomes. Most programmes require that the participants rate the content, the delivery and in some cases, the ‘stuff’ that surrounds the learning experience. The ‘stuff’ could be anything from the food to their pillow. All of […]

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The Future of Banking: Blood in the water

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by Keith Coats
January 16, 2016
Leadership

Every single institution and profession is under attack from the disruptive forces that are reshaping the world in a manner that is as relentless as it is unstoppable. The change frontiers are both ‘out there’– be that new frontiers in technology, massive geopolitical, demographic and economic tremors as well as changes that are ‘in here’- […]

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On Leadership: How to build resilience in your company or team

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by Keith Coats
January 10, 2016
Leadership

What CEO wouldn’t wish for a ‘resilient company’? In the prevailing economic conditions, resilience might just be the most important of characteristics for any corporation or organisation. If resilience isn’t part of one’s DNA then chances of surviving the future must be greatly reduced. Resilience is important for the times in which […]

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Authentic Leadership: 7 Questions to be asking

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by Keith Coats
December 2, 2015
Leadership

In TomorrowToday we believe that one of leadership’s most important markers is that of authenticity. Of course most would immediately nod their heads in agreement but on deeper reflection it might be challenged, as surely there are times when leaders cannot afford to be authentic? It might be argued that there are times when a […]

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Leading Difference – 7 Questions Leaders need to ask

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by Keith Coats
November 1, 2015
Leadership

Anthropologist Kate Fox in her wonderful book, Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour, makes the following point: The principal effect of globalization, as far as I can tell, has been an increase in nationalism and tribalism, a proliferation of struggles for independence, devolution and self-determination and a resurgence of […]

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Want to be Future-Fit? Three necessary leadership skills

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by Keith Coats
October 2, 2015
Leadership

In a recent Business Report there was an article by Wayne Houghton titled, ‘Digital transformation key to being relevant in the next decade’. There were 10 skills that were identified as necessary for the future workforce. The list included three that have formed the core of our message as TomorrowToday, the three being (1) Sense […]

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Future-Fit Leadership: Getting rid of the rubbish

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by Keith Coats
September 2, 2015
Leadership

Strategy has often been confused with efficiency. If your ‘strategy’ is to be ‘efficient’ you have the wrong strategy. Efficiency is today nothing more than an organisational hygiene factor; when it comes to securing a competitive advantage, efficiency is necessary but not sufficient. More is needed. Jules Goddard of London Business School suggests that strategy […]

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Paula West, 
Learning and Development,
Harrods

“Your workshop was very thought provoking – probably more so than any other leadership keynote we have delivered in Harrods. Participants called it really interesting, refreshing, wonderful! Eye opening. Left me wanting to hear more.”