Past Events

November 2006

Giant Leadership: How to lead a winning team
Martin Johnson
Wed, 22 Nov 2006
Martin Johnson argues that in both sport and business there's a tendency to treat success as the leader’s achievement. A good leader though, is not one who takes glory on behalf of his people. It's one who assembles a team, earns respect and motivates them to be more than the sum of their parts.
Order, Order, Order: An inspiring lesson in leadership
Betty Boothroyd
Tue, 21 Nov 2006
It is unmistakeable - a rich, commanding voice every UK adult has heard countless times. "Order, order!" With those words, Baroness Betty Boothroyd turned MPs from a playground rabble into a working parliament. At this event, she shares her story as the first woman speaker of the House of Commons.
Global Remix: The future of business
Richard Scase
Wed, 8 Nov 2006
We can't be certain about the future, but we can be certain about some of its challenges. This is the mantra of Professor Richard Scase, whose predictions steer policy and business strategies worldwide. At this event he demonstrates how broad trends can impact on individual companies and workers.
Business Strategy: Lessons for business from Einstein and Picasso
Peter Fisk
Wed, 8 Nov 2006
What do Einstein and Picasso mean to you? We think of the first as a methodical thinker; the second, a wild creative. According to Peter Fisk, their work ethics were remarkably similar. Both men applied the "left-brain" faculties of a mathematician and the "right-brain" faculties of an artist.