James’s current role at Barclaycard in London is to define and deliver the Global Leadership Development and Culture strategy. He has completed his Master’s at Middlesex University on Leadership Design and Development and holds a BSc from the Open University as well.
His last role was Head of Learning & Organizational Development at AstraZeneca UK where he was responsible for the Development and Delivery of the Academy strategy with in the UK Sales & Marketing Business. This included sales training as well as functional training. He left the organization in January 2009 to join Lloyds Banking Group as Executive Leadership Development Manager his Role was to define and Launch the new Executive Development strategy within the new Lloyds Banking Group, however this did not pan out to be the role that he thought and he left 6 months later to join Barclaycard.
James also facilitates High Impact Leadership Program based on David McClelland’s work and is an accredited trainer of People Change from Kaisen.
James has 2 children, both girls so they play a big part in his life. He is also a big rugby fan and so rugby plays a big role within his family, they are season ticket holders at Wasps, and often travel to home and away games. He loves reading and tries to keep fit.
About the CMCT program he says: “This is truly the best program I have ever attended and to have the chance to run it was the ultimate goal for me, it is not just about increasing your own skill, it is about having the opportunity to support other people in really reaching their potential”
About achieving his CMCT designation he says: “It has enabled me to really see how influence is a key skill for all leaders, it has also really enabled me to use the principles in my day to day work, in getting things done and signed off. It also opened my eyes to the world of Psychology and how it plays a major in role in everything I do.”
Dr. Cialdni on James Prior: “I couldn’t be more pleased that James Prior has become part of the INFLUENCE AT WORK team, as he is someone who is able to lead our Principles of Persuasion workshops at the highest levels. My pleasure that James has joined us comes from having seen him in action. As a consequence of his relentless preparation, quickness of mind, and empathic connection with an audience, his program ratings are deservedly stellar.”
What others are saying about James Prior?
“Excellent training, presentation, and preparation! 100% recommended!”
– Michal Wloch, Barclaycard
“Such an impressive workshop! I really strongly believe that it is something which our whole business will benefit from.”
– Gwendoline Lessey, Barclaycard