Past Events

September 2015

Continuous Improvement: Will it make the boat go faster?
Speaker:
Ben Hunt-Davis
Wed, 23 Sep 2015
“Will it make the boat go faster?” was the killer question on the lips of the Men’s Rowing Eight that won an Olympic gold medal at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. With this one question in mind, the crew were transformed from one that regularly finished last to being unbeatable. At this event Ben Hunt-Davis tells the engaging and inspiring story behind their success. With Olympic-winning lessons that can be applied to business, Ben reveals how to focus on what matters and restlessly seek improvements. Make excellence a part of your team’s mindset.
Customer Experience: Lessons from the best
Speaker:
Shaun Smith
Wed, 23 Sep 2015
Customer experience has changed and evolved as bold brands pave the way for a new kind of brand engagement. As consumer cynicism with large corporates increases, customers are seeking out brands that are 'purpose' rather than profit led. Brands that go beyond what their customers expect to deliver indelible experiences come out on top. At this event, Shaun Smith reveals how your company can deliver distinctive customer experiences across multiple channels while staying true to your brand promise and purpose.
NLP Stripped Bare: The secrets of business persuasion
Speaker:
David Taylor
Tue, 15 Sep 2015
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is one of the hottest trend in business. Yet it continues to be shrouded in secrecy. Not anymore. David Taylor strips away the mystery, jargon and hype to share NLP's most powerful tools and techniques that you can use straight away. This practical, unique how-to session includes the 21 most powerful persuasion techniques in the business world.
Retail King: Leadership lessons from the high street
Speaker:
Stuart Rose
Tue, 15 Sep 2015
Credited with transforming some of Britain's most-loved high street brands, Lord Rose’s energetic and charismatic leadership at M&S turned around declining performance and restored it to the affections of the British public. It weathered the recession with increased profits and an enviable reputation. At this event Lord Rose reveals his top tips for aspiring business leaders.
Mindfulness: How to stay centred and love your work
Speaker:
Chris Baréz-Brown
Tue, 8 Sep 2015
We are doing machines – rushing from one meeting to the next. Unfortunately that means we are often doing the wrong things as we lose awareness of what counts. Find out how to balance the doing with the being and be more mindful. This event is full of pragmatic business tips and some more hippy approaches to help you be free in your work and bring the shiny you to play.
Thinking Slow: Lasting solutions in a fast moving world
Speaker:
Carl Honoré
Tue, 8 Sep 2015
Most of us are addicted to speed and every day can feel like a race against the clock. Carl Honoré reveals that faster isn’t always better. When it comes to solving complex problems, the best policy is usually to apply a Slow Fix. It takes time to learn from mistakes, build up expertise, enlist the help of others and find the root causes of the problem but it’s an essential investment in the future. Discover when to slow down to start forging solutions that work both now and in the long term.

May 2015

Do It: Why positive action is more powerful than positive thinking
Speaker:
Richard Wiseman
Tue, 12 May 2015
Psychologist Richard Wiseman delivers fast-acting, myth-busting tips on how we can achieve our aims and ambitions. From communication to creativity, resilience to relationships, persuasion to procrastination and mood to motivation, Richard turns conventional self-help on its head.