Martin Newman

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Martin Newman
MartinNewman.jpg
Newman in July 2011
Born (1963-10-17)17 October 1963
Nagpur, India
Education University of Cambridge
Occupation Writer and Communications Adviser

Alban Martin James Newman (born 17 October 1963) is a UK based writer and adviser on leadership, communications and design.[1] He was described by the Financial Times as the "secret weapon" behind Russia’s winning bid to host the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.[2]

Career[edit]

Leadership[edit]

Newman’s work on the themes of confidence[3] and of leadership through crisis[4] is widely cited.[5][6] In 2008, he founded The Leadership Council to bring together some of the UK's most senior leadership experience as a research and thought leadership body.[7] Chaired by Lord Janvrin, the members of the Council are Ed Butler, Jonathan Chenevix-Trench, Simon Davies, Iain Ferguson, The Hon. Mary-Jo Jacobi Jephson, Val Gooding, Anthony Gordon-Lennox, Tony Hall, Lady Judge, The Earl of March, David Richards, Sir John Scarlett, Sir Tom Shebbeare, and Lord Watson.[8]

Newman (far right) working with, from left to right: Alexander Zhukov, Russian Deputy Prime Minister; Vitaly Smirnov, International Olympic Committee Representative; and Viacheslav Fetisov, Russian Sports Minister

Newman developed the message and strategy for electoral participation in the first post-Saddam national elections in Iraq, through a series of war-zone workshops in Baghdad.[9] The elections that year saw an unprecedented, and subsequently unrepeated, 72% voter turnout.[10]

Newman is currently Senior Partner at The Leadership Agency, a leadership communications consultancy based in London.[11]

Design[edit]

Newman worked as Content Editor of the Millennium Dome,[12] commissioning Zaha Hadid’s first major built UK project – The Mind Zone.[13] He went on to be Creative Director for a Sony Award Winning Expo Pavilion at Swiss Expo 2002, The Empire of Silence.[14][15]

Fair Trade[edit]

In 1989, Newman joined Richard Adams (the Traidcraft founder), Paul Johns (former CND chair) and others to establish the Fairtrade Mark, and became the first Director of the Fairtrade Foundation.[16][17] Newman ran the first Fairtrade office from the spare room of his small London apartment, helping to create the basis for a major social enterprise with annual sales figures for Fairtrade certified products in the UK nearing £1bn.[18]

Early life and education[edit]

Newman was born in Nagpur, India in 1963. He studied English Literature and the History of Art at Peterhouse, a college of the University of Cambridge, where he won an open scholarship, the Sir Geoffrey Ellis Essay Prize, and the Bishop White Thompson Reading Prize.

In 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.[19]

Publications[edit]

  • Not Shaken But Stirred: The ten commandments for leaders in tough times (2008)[20][21]
  • Seven Types of Confidence: What confidence really means for business leaders today (2009)[22][23]
  • Quick Quick Slow: How the best leaders balance short and long term perspectives (2010)[24][25]
  • What Motivates Leaders: Hoping to rise or fearing to fall? (2011)[26][27]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.theleadershipagency.com/our-expert-team.asp
  2. ^ http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1267ef48-2e7e-11dc-821c-0000779fd2ac.html#axzz1dOo3twap
  3. ^ Martin Newman (July, 2009), 'Seven Types of Confidence', ISBN 978-0-9561113-1-9
  4. ^ Martin Newman (November, 2008), 'Shaken But Stirred: The ten commandments for leaders in tough times', ISBN 978-0-9561113-0-2
  5. ^ http://essentialeducator.org/?p=5368
  6. ^ http://www.internalcommshub.com/open/managers/casestudies/coag.shtml
  7. ^ http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=2781509&authType=name&authToken=yVtI&locale=en_US&pvs=pp&trk=ppro_viewmore
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-25. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  9. ^ http://www.theleadershipagency.com/our-expert-team.asp
  10. ^ http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=2460
  11. ^ http://www.theleadershipagency.com/default.asp
  12. ^ https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm199900/cmhansrd/vo000728/text/00728w54.htm
  13. ^ http://www.perceptionweb.com/abstract.cgi?id=p2901ed
  14. ^ http://www.lsionline.co.uk/news/story/Expo-02/-7ER76B
  15. ^ http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx?referral=other&pnum=82&refresh=8Tm01d2Fn4Q1&EID=6e03d042-360b-4ceb-a652-e2999735fd42&skip=&p=82
  16. ^ http://www.brightoncollege.org.uk/senior-community-links.asp
  17. ^ http://www.theleadershipagency.com/our-expert-team.asp
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-23. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  19. ^ http://www.theleadershipagency.com/our-expert-team.asp
  20. ^ http://www.theleadershipagency.com/pdf/Not_Shaken_But_Stirred.pdf
  21. ^ ISBN 978-0-9561113-0-2
  22. ^ http://www.theleadershipagency.com/pdf/Seven_Types_Of_Confidence.pdf
  23. ^ ISBN 978-0-9561113-1-9
  24. ^ http://www.theleadershipagency.com/pdf/Quick_Quick_Slow.pdf
  25. ^ ISBN 978-0-9561113-2-6
  26. ^ http://www.theleadershipagency.com/pdf/Hoping_to_rise_or_fearing_to_fall.pdf
  27. ^ ISBN 978-0-9561113-3-3

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