Elevate your leadership forever.
New book coming January 2023
Shift from incremental progress to breakthrough results
Get clear on your most strategic activities
Build a robust plan to quickly free up time
Win over your key stakeholders
Upgrade your ongoing ways of working
Address the beliefs that keep you stuck in low-level tasks
Create a culture of focus across your entire organisation
Your future success as a leader depends on your ability to extract yourself from operational minutiae and make time for strategic activity.
If you’re having trouble getting out of the weeds, you don’t need a new tip or trick to boost your productivity.
You do need to get clear on your most important strategic activities and then address four core factors, because freeing yourself up to work on the most strategic issues is a deeper journey and a personal leadership challenge.
Whereas other books offer up practical tips or psychological insights, this book draws upon extensive work with top executives to offer a complete set of strategies for any busy leader wanting to elevate their focus. Along the way you’ll be inspired and entertained with relatable stories of other managers who have been on the journey.
Making Time For Strategy will radically change how you think about your own path to leadership impact, and give you practical tools and strategies to move you away from incremental progress and closer to breakthrough results – whether you are a CEO, C-Suite executive or other ambitious leader looking to make extraordinary leaps forward.
Richard Medcalf has provided a wonderful kick in the rear for any of us to stop and rethink our priorities and has provided a menu of effective and easy ways to help us implement them. The better (and busier) you are, the better this book could get you to be.
David Allen (Author of the international bestseller, Getting Things Done, the Art of Stress-Free Productivity)
About the Author
Richard Medcalf describes himself as "what you get if you were to put a McKinsey consultant, a slightly unorthodox pastor and an entrepreneur into a blender".
Richard is the founder of Xquadrant and a trusted advisor to exceptional CEOs and entrepreneurs, and their leadership teams.
Richard has advised business owners and C-level execs for over 25 years. After a Masters Degree at Oxford University, where he came top in his year, Richard joined a premier strategy consultancy where he rose to become the youngest-ever Partner. He then spent 11 years at tech giant Cisco, firstly elevating Cisco’s relevance in the C-suite of its Fortune 100 customers before being selected for an elite team set up by Cisco’s CEO to catalyse strategic partnerships & new business models.
Richard founded Xquadrant in 2017, with the mission of helping elite leaders reinvent their 'success formula' and multiply their impact on their purpose, their people and their profit.
His personal 1:1 clients include CEOs of billion dollar companies, a Chairman nominated by EY as Entrepreneur of the Year, an Olympic medallist, and the founders of tech 'unicorns'. Richard also runs the high-end CEO community, Rivendell. His book, Making Time For Strategy, will be published in January 2023.
Richard is bi-national English/French, lives near Paris, and is happily married and the proud father of two. He's also a licensed lay minister in the Anglican Church, and has an insatiable love for spicy food and the electric guitar.