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March 2017

Black Box Thinking: The secrets of peak performance
Speaker:
Matthew Syed
Tue, 14 Mar 2017
Whether developing a new product, honing a core skill or just trying to get a critical decision right, Black Box Thinkers aren’t afraid to face up to mistakes. In fact, they see failure as the very best way to learn. Learning from failure has the status of a cliché but Matthew reveals the astonishing story behind the most powerful method of learning known to mankind.
Make Your Brain Work: Top tips to boost productivity
Speaker:
Amy Brann
Tue, 14 Mar 2017
The brain is our biggest resource. It is behind all of our decisions, it drives our behaviours and delivers our results. Understanding how the brain works can transform our performance at work, making us more efficient, productive and effective. Be your best and get the most out of yourself and your time with Amy’s practical tips and habits – discover how to make your brain work for you!

February 2017

Corporate Wellness: How to boost mental, physical and emotional resilience
Speaker:
Dorian Dugmore
Tue, 7 Feb 2017
Dorian Dugmore explores the importance of aligning wellness goals with business strategies. Using examples from the corporate arena and the high pressure cauldron of football league management, Dorian reveals what a wellness company looks like and how just a few simple and practical steps can improve your health and reduce stress.
The Coach: Turn ambition into achievement
Speaker:
Jamil Qureshi
Tue, 7 Feb 2017
Jamil Qureshi shares his insights into how individuals and teams can optimise their potential. He explores how to motivate those around you, cultivate a winning mindset and why the key ingredient of success is choice. Jamil Qureshi is an expert in the psychology of performance and has worked with some of the most talented business and sports people in the world. He's ranked among the most influential figures in British sport.

January 2017

The 80 Minute MBA 2017: The fastest MBA programme in the world
Speaker:
John Knell
Tue, 24 Jan 2017
Business success doesn’t come without hard work, but The 80 Minute MBA proves that the journey there can be fast and fun. Think of The 80 Minute MBA as your reduced Shakespeare for business – John Knell has sorted the great business ideas and key insights from the rest, so you don’t have to.
Mindfulness: Buddhify your business
Speaker:
Rohan Gunatillake
Tue, 24 Jan 2017
Rohan Gunatillake reveals how the busyness of the working day can be the best place to train ourselves in mindfulness. He explains how to make mindfulness a habit so that it feels natural and becomes the default way we engage with the world. Rohan Gunatillake is the director of Mindfulness Everywhere, best known for the Buddhify app for modern life, which has topped the charts in over forty countries.
Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader: Take your skills to the next level
Speaker:
Herminia Ibarra
Tue, 17 Jan 2017
We all aspire to lead with greater impact but it’s hard to carve out the time to build our leadership skills when the day job is always getting in the way. Herminia Ibarra reveals how managers at all levels can step up to leadership by making small but crucial changes to their jobs, their networks and themselves. Learn what actions to take that will mean you’re ready to take leadership to the next level.
How to Be Brilliant 2017: The ultimate personal development experience
Speaker:
Michael Heppell
Tue, 17 Jan 2017
For many of us, good isn’t really enough. We want to be the best we can be and seize every opportunity with energy and enthusiasm. After all, why be good when you can be brilliant? Michael Heppell offers practical, simple steps to help you and your team embrace every day and every opportunity with positivity, energy, enthusiasm and inspiration. At this inspirational event, discover how you too can achieve your goals and leave with that all important spring in your step.

November 2016

The 1 Percent Factor: The power of marginal gains
Speaker:
Dave Brailsford
Tue, 8 Nov 2016
Sir Dave’s ‘marginal gains’ philosophy has revolutionised sport and has turned British cyclists from also-rans into the best in the world. At this event we hear from one of sport’s most renowned leaders and innovators, whose success proves small changes can make a big difference.
Trailblazer: Lead, innovate and dare to be different
Speaker:
Gail Rebuck
Thu, 3 Nov 2016
As the chair of the world’s biggest book publisher, Penguin Random House UK, Baroness Gail Rebuck is one of the most respected figures in British publishing. At this event, Gail reveals her leadership insights and we discover how to balance creativity with profitability, the importance of professional development and how to instil that in your company culture.

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