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Robin Lincoln Wood

Robin Lincoln Wood (born June 7, 1956) Dr Robin Lincoln Wood is the author and co-author of several award winning books, ranging from "Managing Complexity" to "Information 2000". He is also a leading expert on business strategy, leadership development, innovation and business change and transformation.


Dr Wood focuses is on the development of leaders within global organizations undergoing major change. He brings twenty-five years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies and NGO’s in over 30 countries, re-invigorating their strategic thinking and inspiring their leadership teams to create rewarding, sustainable futures.

Robin held a number of senior positions in the UK prior to founding the Sustainable Learning & Innovation Lab at Chateau La Tour Apollinaire in Perpignan, France. He: worked as a corporate lawyer, Citicorp investment banker, Managing Director at Scient and co-founded Ernst & Young's strategy, technology incubator and e-business practices; among other roles. Since 1990 Robin has also founded two leading –edge consulting boutiques, a knowledge management software company and has advised and invested in dozens of successful start-ups. He is recognized as a leading authority on innovation, the learning organisation, knowledge management and leadership and strategy in complex, rapidly evolving hi-tech global firms.

Robin’s clients in the past two decades have included the leadership teams and senior executives in more than 40 of the Global 1000 including Glaxo-Wellcome, Pfizer, Novartis, Vodafone, BT, the UK Defense Ministry, ZF Group, BBA Aviation, Eagle Star, Royal & Sun Alliance, Kellogg’s, Ernst and Young International, UK and South African National Health Services, Hewlett Packard, HP/Microsoft alliance, HP/Intel alliance, Barclays, World Bank, Unilever, Royal Dutch PTT, ICL, 3M and Shell International.

Robin graduated from London Business School in 1995 with a PhD in Strategic Alignment. He has been a Fellow at the Centre for Management Development since 2002, where he jointly led the Strategy into Action programme for the top 100 global leaders in Vodafone.

Robin wrote the award-winning book: Managing Complexity-How Businesses can Adapt and Prosper in the Connected Economy, (Economist Books, 2000). He has been a frequent celebrity speaker at major conferences and events, is a Fellow of the Institute for Coherence and Emergence in the USA, and on the editorial board of Development and Learning in Organizations. His next book: Thriving in the 4th Wave- Required Wisdom for an Age of Unprecedented Challenges, will be published in 2008.


Dr Robin Wood has writtene several award winning books- the latest published by the Economist: "Managing Complexity", which won the Sunday Times book of the week and the Director magazine book of the month awards in 2000.
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