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David Deacon

David Deacon

Chief Talent Officer & author of The Self Determined Manager

David Deacon has been a Human Resources professional for over thirty years, leading Talent and HR teams across the world.

Currently engaged in founding the Talent Office, a specialist talent consultancy, he has previously worked for a variety of leading companies, including MasterCard and Credit Suisse and Capita, living and working in the US, the UK, and Asia.

A thought-leader in HR and Talent strategies, his work has impacted organizational culture and employee engagement, learning and development, talent management and leadership development; he has influenced leaders and teams around the world and created better-managed companies as a result.

Recognized by the Best Practice Institute as a "Best Organizational Practitioner", he continues to drive impact through leading world-class talent management approaches in the companies where he works and consults.

He has been passionate about how managers manage for most of his career and his first book, The Self Determined Manager, was published in 2019; the training company to help create better managers was established later that same year

Series One

Has the crisis accelerated and advanced digitalisation

Has the crisis accelerated and advanced digitalisation

Why did it take a global pandemic for so many businesses to see true digitalisation, and what will the lasting effects be?

Will things ever go back to the way things were

Will things ever go back to the way things were

For most, lockdown happened quickly, and many organisations have been surprised how successfully they have adapted; but how permanent is this ‘new normal’?

The New Shape of the Workforce

The New Shape of the Workforce

We’ve talked about flexible and remote working for years, but for many it took a crisis to really make it happen. How will this impact the way resource, engage and reward our workforce?

The Changing Customer Landscape

The Changing Customer Landscape

Customer expectations are changing, do organisations have the ability to keep up? We explore what is at the heart of what customers ‘want’ and how can organisations adapt.

An Inclusive New World

An Inclusive New World

Could this be the dawn of a new age for equality? After all, everyone has access to Zoom, the ‘old boys’ clubs are closed, and the children are within arms-reach of both parents. If only it were that easy…