Steven Sonsino is the bestselling author of 11 legacy and leadership books including The CEO’s Journey, Reinventing the Future, The Seven Failings of Really Useless Leaders and What’s Your Legacy?
He is a legacy architect, helping CEOs and entrepreneurs to build a living legacy, and he’s a proud supporter of Virgin Unite – making business a force for good.
For almost 20 years he has been a Fellow in the Centre for Management Development at London Business School. He is also a visiting professor at four other business schools, including the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad.
As an international leadership speaker he works with chambers of commerce, professional and trade associations, NGOs and hundreds of global corporations from Microsoft to HSBC and from Emirates to Coca-Cola.
In a cheeky pun on Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven wrote The Seven Failings of Really Useless Leaders with Jacqueline Moore, his wife and business partner. The book reached number 2 on the business bestseller list in its first week on Amazon.
The couple’s first leadership book, Leadership Unplugged, was described as ‘learned yet practical’ by Harvard Business Press.
The couple’s latest book, What’s Your Legacy?, is a blueprint explaining how inspirational CEOs and entrepreneurs are changing the world. Not by building something in concrete with their name on it, but by building a living, enduring legacy.
Professor at Global Business Schools
In 2002 he launched an informal consortium, the Tomorrow’s Leaders Research Group, featured in People Management Magazine and Business Strategy Review.
Steven is a visiting professor at the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin, working for clients including Deutsche Telekom, Sony, Deutsche Bank and Siemens among many others.
Steven is a visiting professor at the University of Porto Business School in Portugal, working with clients including Sonae, Caixa Geral Depositos and Microsoft.
Steven is a visiting professor at HEC in Paris and Qatar working with clients including CNN and Atos.
And Steven is a visiting professor at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, working with clients including KPMG, Jones Lang LaSalle, Deloitte, Ernst and Young, Zydus Cadilla and many others.
Steven is also a regular speaker at the GeorgiaTech Conference Center in Atlanta, USA.
International Leadership Speaker
Steven is regularly called on as a speaker and seminar leader for major corporations and associations round the world.
His client list includes financial institutions such as HSBC (UK) and Deutsche Bank (Germany), high-tech companies including Microsoft (USA) and Sanofi Aventis (France), airlines including Emirates (UAE) and Etihad (UAE), broadcasters including CNN (USA) and professional associations such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants (UK), the International Facilities Management Association (Hong Kong, Singapore and USA) and the Society for Human Resource Management (USA).
He wrote the world’s first ‘MBA diary’ series, for the London Financial Times and has appeared on radio and television round the world.
National Training Awards
Steven has won two National Training Awards from the British Government (for excellence in training) in 1994 and again in 2010, as a small part of the amazing leadership development team at Circle UK.
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