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Andrew McNeill: Author and leadership consultant teaching organisations to adapt to a constantly changing world.

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“Andrew McNeill had been highly recommended to me at Liberty HR Recruitment as a potential guest-speaker for our monthly HR Leaders’ Forums. After chatting to Andrew and hearing what he had to say, it became apparent that our HR Leaders network really needed to hear from him! He spoke on the subject of ‘Compassion in Leadership’ and he really didn’t disappoint. Andrew delivered his session with an easy style and it was full of engaging subject material. Kindness and compassion are always relevant, perhaps never more so than in our current situation whilst emerging from the Covid pandemic. Andrew ably demonstrated that there is nothing ‘soft’ about kindness."

Jane Barry, Managing Director of Liberty HR See all references

Why you should book Andrew McNeill for your next event

  • Andrew believes in the need for leadership to be human and uninhibited. He explains why this style of leadership is needed, particularly now.
  • He is a man of experience; Andrew has faced many high-intensity leadership challenges through his career to thoroughly equip him to educationally deliver relevant, problem-solving keynotes.
  •  His keynotes are grounded in research – Andrew refers to studies about the value of kindness in workplace situations for organizational success efforts.
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Speaker Andrew McNeill is a senior leadership professional enhancing organizations. Andrew believes leadership must change! In today's world, leadership techniques must be recognized for embracing leadership techniques and thus embracing mindfulness, compassion, and empathy. Through Andrew's keynotes, he showcases how.

Why you should book Andrew McNeill for your next event

  • Andrew believes in the need for leadership to be human and uninhibited. He explains why this style of leadership is needed, particularly now.
  • He is a man of experience; Andrew has faced many high-intensity leadership challenges through his career to thoroughly equip him to educationally deliver relevant, problem-solving keynotes.
  •  His keynotes are grounded in research – Andrew refers to studies about the value of kindness in workplace situations for organizational success efforts.

Prior to setting up Lines of Sight Consultancy in 2018, Andrew spent 20 years in senior leadership, most recently as a Director in the UK Civil Service. He is also an accredited mindfulness teacher and brought these two worlds together in his book Organisational Mindfulness – a How-to Guide in 2019, which has sold in 4 continents.

Andrew is the Workplace and Policy Lead and Projects Advisor for the Mindfulness Initiative, a charity which emerged from the work of the UK Parliament’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness and is Co-Director of BAMBA the UK’s mindfulness accreditation body.

Andrew believes leadership needs to change. With the multiple pressures our teams face, from climate change to emerging from the Pandemic, he sees that organisations will only thrive if their leaders can guide with inclusion, compassion and awareness. Andrew works with a range of organisations training teams and helping them connect, hear each other and develop their empathy. His techniques have helped individuals and teams navigate very real challenges and communicate with honesty and kindness. Andrew also offers executive mindfulness tutorial programmes.

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Ethical Leadership

Andrew believes in the need for leadership to be more fully human and uninhibited. He has developed a Programme to support leaders with a mindfulness practice on a shared exploration of their leadership journeys and of their mindfulness practice.

Audience takeaways:

  • Explaining why leadership is so urgently needed now and what a leader needs to be effective today.
  • How leaders can create the space they need to see if what they’re doing is right for them
  • Why Andrew feels that the attitudes explored in the Programme like non-judgment and kindness are so essential to modern day leadership.
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Organizational Mindfulness

When Andrew was a Director in the UK Civil Service, he was frustrated by a lack of guidance for those trying to embed mindfulness at an organizational level.

Drawing on his own leadership experience and understanding of mindfulness practice he wrote his own guidebook; which has now sold in 4 continents.

Audience takeaway:

  • How you can introduce mindfulness to processes and products as well as your people.
  • How to practically apply mindfulness at an organisational level, embed it and enable it to be sustained.
  • Discover how and why programme management is a mindfulness practice.
Keynote by speaker Andrew McNeill

How to Lead under Pressure

Andrew has faced numerous high intensity leadership situations, from heading up the UK Government’s assurance of the Olympic and Paralympic torches for London 2012 to being a Director on the Building Safety Program immediately after the Grenfell Fire tragedy.

Here Andrew talks about his own personal journey with pressure. What worked and what didn’t.

Audience takeaways:

  • Sharing numerous suggestions that could make a significant difference to the way you lead.
  • Advancing the way you thrive under pressure.
  • Using his own experience Andrew provides leadership life hacks to help you navigate the challenges of leadership.
  • Andrew will share his techniques that can help your team as well as you thrive.
Keynote by speaker Andrew McNeill

What's Kindness Got To Do With It?

Andrew compares some of the traditional archetypes of leadership with the evidence base of what is needed in today’s organizations.

Audience takeaway:

  • Andrew refers to his elaborate studies about the value of kindness in the workplace and how it can help your organization succeed.
  • Find out why kindness is not for the fainthearted and how it can make all the difference for your team’s success.
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Mindfulness and Me

Andrew shares his experience of approaching mindfulness as a sceptic and how it transformed his life, his leadership and his career.

Audience takeaways:

  • In this very personal account, Andrew explains how he has found mindfulness to be transformational and invites participants to experience mindful practice themselves.
  • Questions from people who may want to explore the idea of mindfulness further and may be skeptical themselves.
  • You are not alone feeling the stress of leadership. Andrew presents a set of tools that can help you not just cope, but thrive
Keynote by speaker Andrew McNeill

Psychological Safety - Why it matters to you and your team?

When employees feel comfortable asking for help, sharing suggestions informally or challenging the status quo without fear, organizations are more likely to innovate quickly, unlock the benefits of diversity and adapt well to change! In this engaging keynote, Andrew will use evidence based examples to give leaders reasons to want this transformative team mindset!

Audience takeaways:

  • In this talk Andrew will share powerful examples of how psychological safety can avert risks to your business and enable opportunities to be griped!
  • Andrew will talk about the impact it has on team culture and how it can enable teams to thrive under pressure!
  • Practical tips on how to achieve psychological safety

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"Just wanted to say thank you for inviting me to the forum today and for all the hard work that you and your team put into making the forum run so smoothly. Andrew was so engaging and the topic is very close to my heart so I thoroughly enjoyed the session."

Audience from Liberty HR

"Andrew certainly provided us with a timely reminder that being alive to the suffering of others, should be part of workplace culture. This is especially important as we emerge from our ‘Covid Bunkers’ as Andrew calls them, and emerge blinking into the Sun of our new normal. I would heartily recommend Andrew as a speaker and hope, one day, that he will return to speak for our network once again!“

Audience from Liberty HR

"Andrew McNeill gave a powerful and inspiring keynote address alongside a panel of business leaders at the launch of the MWC at HSBC's Canary Wharf headquarters in February 2020. This launched the creation of a paid member community. Andrew's keynote left the audience wanting to hear and learn more with many of them signing up to join the Community."

Theresa Dzendrowskyi

Community Director, The Mindful Workplace Community

"I would change nothing about the webinars… Good time, duration, excellent speakers, Andrew is a fantastic facilitator. Always learning from these sessions! I do hope that, post lockdown, the webcast series will continue!"

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5 out of 5 stars

“Andrew McNeill had been highly recommended to me at Liberty HR Recruitment as a potential guest-speaker for our monthly HR Leaders’ Forums. After chatting to Andrew and hearing what he had to say, it became apparent that our HR Leaders network really needed to hear from him! He spoke on the subject of ‘Compassion in Leadership’ and he really didn’t disappoint. Andrew delivered his session with an easy style and it was full of engaging subject material. Kindness and compassion are always relevant, perhaps never more so than in our current situation whilst emerging from the Covid pandemic. Andrew ably demonstrated that there is nothing ‘soft’ about kindness."

Jane Barry, Managing Director of Liberty HR See all references

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