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April 2019

The Power of Purpose: How to exceed expectations
Speaker:
Richard Gerver
Tue, 2 Apr 2019
Purpose can have a transformational effect on performance and results. As a leader, it is also one of the best ways to build trust. If you empower people and make them feel valued, then you'll be respected. Richard shares his ideas on purpose and why it's so important to share a simple, tangible, powerful vision. If you spend time sharing ideas, creating micro-projects and broadening your perspective, you can get the best out of yourself and those you lead.
Crazy Busy: Do more in a day than others do in a week
Speaker:
Zena Everett
Tue, 2 Apr 2019
Busy is fine, but Crazy Busy isn't fine. With constant distractions and interruptions, it's difficult to match our time to our tasks and get things done. Zena shares daily steps to help you master your inbox. As well as a new set of rules for meetings, she explores how to focus on priority tasks; communicate more effectively; be prepared to say no sometimes; improve your personal effectiveness and go home earlier, with more stuff done.

March 2019

Lessons in Leadership: 12 things every leader needs to know
Speaker:
John Adair
Tue, 12 Mar 2019
After a lifetime of examining leadership John Adair distilled his experience into 12 key concepts which included the art of sharing decisions; integrity; warmth and humanity; and practical wisdom. He explains that leadership and change go hand in hand but during times of change, the basic building blocks of leadership remain the same whether you’re leading a team of five or 5,000.
Creativity School: How to be a superhuman ideas machine
Speaker:
Marc Lewis
Tue, 12 Mar 2019
Marc Lewis, Dean of the multi award-winning School of Communication Arts 2.0 dispels the myth that creative ability is a rare gift and proves that we all have ample reserves of creative potential. If we remove fear and blame, embrace differences and appreciate the impact of our environment, then organisations can create a culture for new ideas, better solutions and more creative people.
Tackling Success: Reflections on winning and wellbeing
Speaker:
Jonny Wilkinson
Tue, 5 Mar 2019
In his pursuit of kicking perfection, Jonny Wilkinson became one of the greatest rugby players of all time. This success is only part of Jonny’s story. At this event, we hear unique insights on the pressure of expectation, the stress that goes with it and the impact on his health and wellbeing.
Who Dares Wins: Leading from the front
Speaker:
Ant Middleton
Tue, 5 Mar 2019
Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict and they make sure you learn the hard way. Through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant has come to know the meaning of true leadership and how to build effective teams. Find out the power of a positive mindset and why courage is as important in business as it is on the front line.

February 2019

The 80 Minute MBA: The fastest MBA programme in the world
Speaker:
John Knell
Tue, 5 Feb 2019
The 80 Minute MBA covers the syllabus of an MBA programme but at supersonic speed. It delivers a hit of high-quality business inspiration, covering key issues such as leadership, culture, sustainability and communication. This is your fast-track to business excellence and a must for those at the start of their leadership journey.
Impact: Seven steps to improve your people skills
Speaker:
Neil Mullarkey
Tue, 5 Feb 2019
If you can’t get on with people, you can’t get on in business.We need knowledge and technical skill to do our jobs, but it’s the soft skills that really set us apart. Neil shares 7 simple steps to improve our people skills: listening, being curious about people, being aware of eye contact and body language, letting people talk, not taking yourself too seriously and ending an encounter without ruining it.

January 2019

Powerful Presentations: 7 steps to confident public speaking
Speaker:
Robin Kermode
Tue, 22 Jan 2019
Most of us are relaxed and confident when we’re with our friends and family. We can tell a story or even tell a joke. But put us on a platform and we can feel very different. When we speak to an audience, we often put on a public mask and use a different voice. Why can’t we seem to be ourselves when we give a talk? In 7 simple steps, Robin Kermode reveals how to be a confident and authentic speaker as well as improve the way you connect with and speak to other people.
Courage: Leadership lessons from the Met
Speaker:
Bernard Hogan-Howe
Tue, 22 Jan 2019
Bernard Hogan-Howe reflects on his career as police commissioner at the Met, one of the most high-pressured leadership roles there is. He led a process of transformation by setting a clear vision to guide his officers in the most challenging moments. Find out why setting values, being courageous and building trust is so important.

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