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November 2006

Order, Order, Order: An inspiring lesson in leadership
Speaker:
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
Speaker:
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
Speaker:
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.

October 2006

How to Build a Business Empire: Get rich
Speaker:
Felix Dennis
Tue, 17 Oct 2006
At this event, Felix Dennis shares how “making money is a knack that can be acquired. If someone like me can become rich, so can you. Here is how I did it and what I learned along the way.” Felix provides poetic advice before answering questions with practical wisdom and engaging eccentricity.
Leadership, Communications and Change: Lessons in change, crisis and leadership
Speakers:
Greg Dyke
Tim Bell
Tue, 17 Oct 2006
It's difficult to imagine two more different perspectives on managing change, crisis and leadership than those of Lord Timothy Bell and Greg Dyke. They share a variety of management tips but ultimately both agree on the need to lead with fairness, decency but a totally uncompromising attitude.
Social Intelligence: Initiate and maintain healthy relationships
Speaker:
Daniel Goleman
Tue, 17 Oct 2006
Daniel Goleman’s book, Emotional Intelligence, persuaded business people everywhere they could be more successful by learning to control their emotional states. His new book, Social Intelligence, focuses on an equally significant skill - the initiation and maintenance of healthy relationships.

September 2006

Diversity: Profit from diversity
Speakers:
Ken Robinson
Nicholas Montagu
Tue, 26 Sep 2006
At this event, Sir Ken Robinson says diversity is "about talent and ability on relevant grounds, not dismissing it on irrelevant ones." Sir Nicholas Montagu says it is "enabling everyone to develop to maximum potential". No matter how you define diversity, every organisation should have a strategy to encourage it.
The Origin of Wealth: A journey through economic history
Speaker:
Eric D. Beinhocker
Tue, 26 Sep 2006
Why has the world economy grown so explosively and become so complex? Eric Beinhocker argues only by regarding the world economy as a "complex adaptive system" - similar to the brain, Internet or an ecosystem - can you understand how wealth is created, and how your organisation can create more of it.
How to Make Decisions: Making difficult decisions
Speaker:
Bob Stewart
Wed, 20 Sep 2006
Do you find your job frustrating, a series of impossible tasks? If so, spare a thought for Colonel Bob Stewart, sent to Bosnia in 1992 at the height of conflict with no mission or intelligence. At this event, Bob explores decision-making, whilst reminding us no matter how difficult business gets, it is never as harrowing as war.
Orchestral Business Solutions: What arts can give to business
Speaker:
Miha Pogacnik
Wed, 13 Sep 2006
Business moves so quickly it's easy for leaders to miss the big-picture issues. Most deal with problems reactively, piling up the stress. The solution, says violinist Miha Pogacnik, is to think like a musician - to develop a perspective that is simultaneously holistic and individual.

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