Top Leadership Keynote Speaker

Leadership Keynote Speaker James Taylor has been featured in Forbes, BBC and The Wall Street Journal and his clients including many of the Fortune 500.

Top Leadership Keynote Speaker James Taylor is a highly ranked motivational keynote speaker, entrepreneur and author. Well-known for his expertise in leadership, creativity and innovation, Taylor has provided inspiration to audiences from over 35 countries worldwide. In the past 20 years he has traveled the world, delivering inspiring and entertaining leadership keynote speeches to organizations and individuals from various industries, including financial services, banking, technology, pharmaceuticals, professional services, consumer products, healthcare, and many others.

From the US to Asia, and Europe to the Middle East, inspirational keynote speaker James Taylor has provided insightful speeches to his large audiences. Besides leadership, his favorite topics also include accelerating innovation, increasing productivity, and adapting to change. Among his clients, one can find many of the Global Fortune 500 such as Apple, Sony, Cisco, Accenture, Chubb, IBM, Honeywell, Roche, McDonalds, Intuit, Bell, UPS, Tata, Visa, Dell, as well as national governments.

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“James Taylor was a fantastic keynote speaker. His presentation was an insightful and entertaining closing keynote for the event audience. James also hosted a small group presentation for the G3 Company Sales Meeting earlier in the year that was also great.” 

Kristi Kawana, Events & Marketing Director, G3 Communications

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General Information about leadership for Meeting Planners and Prospective Clients.

In the business world, leadership is a process during which an executive, a leading group of people, or an organization can direct, guide, and influence the behavior and work of team members in order to accomplish specific goals which help the organization shine, rapidly move forward, and grow exponentially. Leadership can be described as a process of social influence through which a person can help and support others in the accomplishment of a task. Leaders have the capacity to support, inspire, direct, and motivate their followers, and this process can empower entire crowds to achieve and accomplish their vision. 

Leadership is an important factor in management, contributing to efficiency and organizational goal achievement. It is crucial for initiating action, providing guidance and motivation, creating confidence, and building morale and better work environments. Key trait factors of great leaders include communication skills, charisma, vision and foresight, intelligence, responsibility, self-confidence, and willpower. Think about Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos, all great leaders in the present. Leadership is more than a personal trait; it is a behavioral skill that can be learned and applied through simple yet effective steps. Acquiring this ability can help businesses, companies, or organizations reach their goals.


In addition to booking James Taylor as your leadership keynote speaker have a look at some of the  most popular books on leadership:

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Stephen Covey

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t
by Jim Collins

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You
by John C. Maxwell

Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence
by Daniel Goleman

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
by Daniel H. Pink


Here is a selection of other leadership related conferences and events that book leadership keynote speakers:

The Global Leadership Summit, In-person at a local venue near you OR online

NSCA Business and Leadership Conference, Irving, TX, US

New York, NY, US

Leadercast, Cincinnati, OH and virtual

EntreLeadership Summit, Orlando, FL, US


There are a number of highly rated podcast shows that cover all things leadership.

Andy Stanely Leadership Podcast

At The Table with Patrick Lencioni

Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast

Coaching For Leaders

Dare To Lead

Clients Include:





“Phenomenal and very engaging in the session…managed to captivate everyone’s attention and the feedback from the team has been super good”
  • – Senior Manager, Global Accounts
“Thank you for sharing valuable insights on key attributes/traits of a leader. The session was received extremely well and I am looking to another opportunity to invite you for your valuable interaction with our team.”
  • – Managing Director
“Your presentation was one of the most interesting topics at the conference. It was an honor for us to have you as one of our keynote speakers.”
  • – Chairman of the Board
“Thank you very much for your keynote at our event. It was indeed very well received and we had some fantastic feedback from the colleagues.”
  • – HR Director
“Thank you for bringing us a unique session on boosting our creativity in the age of artificial intelligence at our annual event. Your keynote was authentic, inspirational and entertaining, truly engaging the audience from the beginning. Participants and customers provided us with many delighted comments.”
  • – CEO
“Creative, thought provoking, inspirational and well-presented.”
  • Co-Chair
“One of the most insightful, impactful and powerful presentations that I have seen in years.”
  • – Partner
“Easy to work with, powerful content, dynamic and engaging. What more can you ask for in a speaker.”
  • – Group Event Director
“In my 20 years of planning conferences and working with keynoters to help them understand our unique audience, I’ve never seen a keynote speaker prepare at the level James did. All that preparation showed during the keynote; it was full of relevant and entertaining stories as well as highly visually engaging. Our members were blown away.”
  • – President (ABPM logo)



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