Self Determined Managers Part 2 by David Deacon

Self Determined Managers Part 2 by David Deacon

In part 2 of this exclusive video series, David Deacon (Talent and HR Executive) discusses his book 'Self Determined Manager' and what brought him to write it. In this part, David looks at how leaders affect culture within the team and sometimes wider organisation, whilst also considering the need to treat remote and on-site employees slightly differently.

If you haven't you can watch part 1 here.


David Deacon is a Talent Management and Human Resource leader and executive. He aims to contribute to the long-term health of the Companies, having served, through the practical and innovative application of professional Talent Management and HR leadership skills and by developing cultures, people and potential.

For over 30 years he has been a leader of talent management, talent development and human resources business partner teams. David has worked in global roles for many years and has lived in the UK, the US (New York) and Asia (Hong Kong). For the past 17 years, David has focused on establishing and leading talent management and learning and development functions and interventions with an emphasis on developing senior leaders and managers, and on developing human capital management processes that have an impact across complex global organisations; sector experience has included finance, technology and outsourcing. Prior to this, David had multiple roles as an HR business partner, training manager, graduate recruiter and personnel manager in the banking, accounting, and natural gas industries.