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December 2006

The Art of Leading Change: Shakespearean business lessons
Speaker:
Richard Olivier
Tue, 5 Dec 2006
The overlap between art and business has never been greater, according to Richard Olivier. Why? Innovation is vital to competitive advantage. Today, the best leaders are storytellers, able to paint a picture of the future that inspires staff, customers and stakeholders, uniting them behind your vision.

November 2006

Giant Leadership: How to lead a winning team
Speaker:
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
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.

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