The Importance Of Curiosity, Clarity and Rituals

Wednesday 13th January 2021 5:00pm to 6:00pm Add to my calendar
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Robert McKillop is Global Head of Client Solutions, and a member of the Executive Leadership Team at Standard Life Aberdeen plc. With over 30 years of experience in high level sports coaching Robert has been exposed to world class coaches from various sports and is a keen student of leadership and coaching styles across sports, business and the military.

Robert will talk about his experiences of building high performing teams in both sport and business, and the increasing importance of coaching as a style of leadership. In particular he will talk about the job of the leader being to create the leaders of tomorrow.

Key take-aways:

  • The importance of creating the right environment, and the role of ‘ritualisation’
  • Performance feedback – always necessary but not always easy
  • Coaching and performance management – discrete or a continuum?
  • Be yourself, be curious and take risks

Robert McKillop

Robert leads Global Product and Client Solutions for Standard Life Aberdeen, where he is responsible for Product, Client Technology Solutions and Investment management of Client Solutions Group, Alternative Investment Strategies & Multi Manager Strategies.

Robert joined Standard Life Investments in 1997 to start his career as a portfolio manager within the Japanese equity team; he was subsequently promoted to Head of Japanese Equities in 2002. In 2008 he was appointed to Head of EAFE funds, then in 2010 Robert joined the Global Client Group management team and became Global Head of Product.

Robert holds a BA (Hons) in Economics and Business Studies and a MSc in Investment Analysis. He is also an Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals (formerly AIIMR) and CFA Charterholder.

Robert is hugely passionate about rugby and is a former professional rugby coach, he has recently restarted his rugby coaching activities with Heriot’s Rugby Club.

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