Past Events

April 2008

Hot Spots: Innovative business thinking
Speaker:
Lynda Gratton
Wed, 23 Apr 2008
Sometimes, without explanation, particular organisations become a focus for great ideas and explosive growth and it seems they can do no wrong. Are these periods of brilliance really without explanation? Professor Lynda Gratton offers her extensively researched guidelines for nurturing creative Hot Spots.
I'll Show them Who's Boss: Successful management techniques
Speaker:
Gerry Robinson
Wed, 23 Apr 2008
Sir Gerry Robinson is renowned for fighting fires in organisations large and small and he’s good at it too. At this event he talks about courage. Taking responsibility is frightening; courage is required whenever change is necessary and you should never be afraid to admit to your mistakes.
Riding the Whirlwind: Creativity and innovation
Speaker:
Fons Trompenaars
Thu, 3 Apr 2008
Dutch thinker, Fons Trompenaars, advises companies to rid themselves of linear thinking if they wish to be more innovative. He uncovers the essence of jokes, analyses personalities and takes apart traditional theories about innovation. He also explains why the best organisations have such diverse workforces.
How to Cope with Stress: Survive stress
Speaker:
Cary Cooper
Thu, 3 Apr 2008
With the longest working hours in the developed world, Britain is one of the most stressed-out nations. If you didn't know already, stress is killing our productivity, as well as our wellbeing. Professor Cary Cooper tackles the problem head on, providing tangible solutions to kill stress at its roots.