Jo Owen is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and social entrepreneur. Following a business career, he now helps great leaders, managers and teams become even better through coaching, writing and speaking. Jo started eight not for profit organisations and is a founder of Teach First, a top graduate recruiter in the UK. His books have been published in over 100 editions globally and he has appeared in major media including BBC, Fortune, Financial Times and The Times.
We talk with Jo about how his extraordinary career unfolded in the UK and around the world, how he became an accidental leadership guru, his definition of leadership and how to learn and build leadership skills, what it takes for global teams to succeed, how to build trust remotely, the ‘tea bag theory of leadership’, the advice that Jo would give his 18 year-old self, his experience in social enterprises and the impact of Teach First.
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