Matthew Syed is one of the world’s most influential thinkers in the field of high performance and cultural change, and has worked with many leading organisations to build a mindset of continuous improvement.
He has written six best-selling books on the subject of mindset and high performance – Bounce, Black Box Thinking, Rebel Ideas, The Greatest, and his celebrated children’s books, You Are Awesome and The You Are Awesome Journal – and has worked with many leading organisations to build a mindset of continuous improvement. Also he is a multi-award-winning journalist for The Times and a regular contributor to television and radio. In his previous career, Matthew was the England table tennis number one for almost a decade!
Matthew’s work explores a thought-provoking approach to high performance in the context of a complex and fast-changing world. By understanding the intimate connection between mindset and high performance, organisations can unlock untapped potential in individuals and teams, driving innovation and agility to secure a future-proofed environment. A TEDx video of Matthew speaking about growth mindset can be viewed on YouTube.
By understanding the intimate connection between mindset and high performance, organisations can unlock untapped potential in individuals and teams, driving innovation and agility to secure a future-proofed environment.
These are Matthew Syed’s Core Principles for Accelerating Cultural Change:
*Lead as a Cultural Architect as well as a Strategic Path Finder
*Build the single biggest predictor of success – People Skills
*Apply Confidence at execution and Humility at evaluation
Matthew also works very closely with the education sector to help improve mindsets in schools and young people. He is an active founding member of the charity Greenhouse Sports and an ambassador for the PiXL Educational Foundation.
“He highlights the need for a growth mindset in life…and advocates for changing attitudes towards failure, and understanding that the only way we learn is by trying things and altering our behaviour based on the results.”
Richard Branson, Virgin Group
“Matthew has focused our minds on the importance of re-evaluating our approach to development and progress, which has given us an insight and understanding as to how we can better succeed as a business. His time with us was a genuinely enlightening, entertaining and informative experience – Matthew is thought-provoking, challenging, insightful, fun and relevant to the most and the least experienced team member. The fact that “Black Box Thinking” and Matthew Syed anecdotes have become part of the everyday vocabulary of our team is a testament to the impact he has made.”
Andrew Masraf, Pinsent Masons LLP
“Fantastic, new approaches and techniques to transform our mindset.”
Matt Byrom, Siemens, reviewing Matthew’s Thought Leadership Programme