Past Events

May 2009

The Winning Mind: How to coach a winning attitude
Speaker:
Sebastian Coe
Thu, 21 May 2009
Lord Seb Coe’s story is one of extraordinary achievement. One of the greatest middle-distance runners of all time, Seb earned four Olympic medals during a record breaking career. Seb has striven for excellence throughout his life and. At this event, he explains how powerful a winning attitude can be.
The Element: How finding your passion changes everything
Speaker:
Ken Robinson
Thu, 21 May 2009
What is the element and how can you find yours? Sir Ken Robinson defines it as “the place where passion and skill meet”, found when people engage in the thing that they love. At this thought-provoking event, Sir Ken explores how to find your element and how transformational it can be.
Innovation and Change: How to embrace change and thrive in a downturn
Speaker:
Jonas Ridderstråle
Tue, 19 May 2009
At this event, Dr Jonas Ridderstråle argues that customers want exactly what they desire and successful companies create platforms for consumers to co-produce and co-design. Ideas are always criticised, but to succeed we must become masters of mistakes.
Sales Therapy®: How to increase sales in a downturn
Speaker:
Grant Leboff
Tue, 19 May 2009
If we want something we will often use two methods: ask a network (friends, family etc.) or go online. So are these the only two things that matter in marketing? Grant Leboff explains how companies can rely too heavily on passive word of mouth and explores how to build an active word of mouth.
Happy Business: How to create a happy workplace
Speaker:
Henry Stewart
Tue, 19 May 2009
With his training company, Happy, recently rated as the second best company to work for in the UK, Henry Stewart shares his thoughts and insights into cultivating a positive work environment. He asks what makes a good manager and looks at the benefits of a no-blame culture.
Recruitment, Retention and Motivation: Key factors for surviving turbulent times
Speaker:
Jeff Grout
Tue, 12 May 2009
In an engaging and dynamic presentation, Jeff Grout talks to us about the new breed of young professionals who see each job as a means to improve skills and marketability. If you want them to stick around, you need to actively recognise talent and make sure your stars feel like stars.
Leadership: How to lead through turbulent times
Speaker:
David Taylor
Tue, 12 May 2009
The biggest myth, claims David Taylor, is that leadership in a downturn is fundamentally different to leadership in boom time. This is rarely the case. Effective business leadership relies on successful personal leadership - know where you want to go and who you want to be, regardless of external factors.