Taffinder, PhD, is the founder and managing partner of Taffinder
Consulting. Prior to this he was a partner at Accenture, the $12
billion consulting firm, where he was head of Organization and
Change Strategy and had a global role in leading work on strategic
change, top team effectiveness and leadership. A confidential
advisor to some of the world’s most important corporations,
he is equally at home in the boardroom and on the international
Taffinder has extensive experience in designing and executing
large-scale change, linking the power of leadership and elite
performance cultures to organizational purpose and strategy to
create superior organizational performance.
a Master’s degree and PhD in organizational psychology –
and what he describes as a ‘mercifully brief career in the
mining industry’ – he turned his attention to the
psychological driving forces that underlie the world of business,
providing consulting help to organizations as diverse as ABN Amro,
Axa PPP, BAe, Bank of Ireland, Barclays, BP, British Steel, Cazenove,
CGNU, HBOS, Philips, Post Office Counters Ltd, Prudential, Reuters,
Scottish Power, Spoornet, UBS Warburg.
kicked off his writing career with The
New Leaders (Kogan Page) in 1995 and his second book, Big
Change (Wiley), was the winner of the prestigious Business
Management Book of the Year award in 1999 for what the judges
called his ‘inspirational’ approach to corporate transformation.
In addition to these books and his regular contributions to TV
and radio, he added to his writing output in 2000 with the publication
of The Leadership Crash Course (Kogan
Page). Already re-published in several languages, this is a practical
hands-on workbook to complement his consulting interventions on
organizational alignment and high impact leadership with executives
and their teams.