James Adonis is one of Australia's most well-known employee engagement and team leadership educators. He is currently a PhD candidate researching the ways in which leaders can engage employees during organisational crises and significant change. His previous qualifications cover a diverse range of disciplines including business leadership, marketing management, and political science.
James's academic history is supported by rich practical experience as a leader in a variety of industries. By the time he was 24, he was managing a team of 100. His major achievements included taking a team that had employee attrition exceeding 70 per cent and reducing it to zero where it was maintained for two years. He has achieved employee engagement results that have surpassed not only the industry standard but also world's best practice. Another of his teams achieved its key performance indicators for an unprecedented 100 consecutive weeks.
James's articles and research are regularly published in many countries and he is frequently featured in the media as a thought leader on people management. As a nationally-syndicated writer with the Fairfax group of news publications - such as The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age - James's original thoughts are read by over 200,000 people every month.
He is the author of four books:
- How To Be Great: From Cleopatra to Churchill - lessons from history's greatest leaders
- Corporate Punishment: Smashing the management cliches for leaders in a new world
- Employee Enragement: Why people hate working for you
- Love Your Team: How to halve your employee turnover in less than 90 days
Over the past decade, James has worked with hundreds of organisations, helping them to successfully lead change, enhance teamwork, improve performance, and engage all generations. A truly international speaker and consultant, he has worked with leaders in Australia, New Zealand, India, Dubai, Thailand, Malaysia, Germany, and Belgium, with an impressive list of clients including McDonald's, American Express, Coca-Cola, Qantas, Optus, Ernst & Young, Gucci, and many government departments.
Previously, James was the President of the National Speakers Association of Australia (NSW Chapter) - the youngest person in the history of the Association to hold such an honour.
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