Dr. Stephen Barden, DProf, is a specialist in organizational leadership and strategy and is a strategic mentor and coach.
He works with board-level leaders to help them and their successors develop and initiate strategies that benefit and sustain the entire organization.
His practise has worked with clients in Europe, the USA, the UK and Africa.
Dr. Barden has been Chief Executive of News Digital Systems, Axel Springer Television and Quadriga plc.
He has been Chief Operating Officer of BskyB and Managing Editor of TV-am plc.
As an entrepreneur, he has founded businesses in the media, technology and communications sectors.
Stephen Barden holds a Doctorate (DProf) from Middlesex University for his research into how top organisational leaders learn to use power and authority.
He has a Diploma in Professional Coach-mentoring for Senior Executives from the Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring.
He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Programme for Management Development and has substantial training in Organisational Development, Action Centred Leadership and Negotiation.
He is a trained Mediator accredited by the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regents University, London.
He is the author of the book “How Successful Leaders Do Business with Their World: the Navigational Stance” – which details his work on the exercise of leaders’ power and authority and forms the foundation for his practice.