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About the Director

William Tate D.Prof., MA, FCIPD, FRSA, MCMI

Dr Tate is a corporate leadership strategist. For 20 years he has been a writer, MBA teacher, researcher and freelance consultant.

Until 1991 he was British Airways’ Head of Human Resources Strategy & Planning, following which he established Prometheus Consulting, specialising in leadership, organisation development, change and learning.

William is a Visiting Fellow in Leadership at City University’s Cass Business School, and past visiting member of faculty on the school’s Executive MBA programme, teaching Strategic HRM, and Business and the Environment. He is also a Fellow at the University of Bedfordshire’s Centre for Leadership Innovation and a Fellow at London Metropolitan Business School’s Centre for Progressive Leadership.

He is a prolific author, with around 40 publications to his name. He has written eight books and contributed chapters in three more, plus numerous articles, case studies, guides, booklets and videos, and has delivered papers at various conferences.

In the mid-1980s William worked closely with Professor W Warner Burke and a group of American organisation consultants on the British Airways turnaround. During this period he was awarded a scholarship to study for a Master’s degree in Organisation Development at Loyola University of Chicago under the direction of Professor Gerard Egan.

His move away from mainstream HR to more organisational and strategic interests took on a systems thinking perspective and embraced complexity science.

In 2011 William completed a Doctorate in Professional Studies by Public Works (DProf), researching systemic leadership at Middlesex University’s Institute for Work Based Learning.

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