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April 2017

Michelin Star Quality: Lessons from the kitchen
Speaker:
Michel Roux Jr
Tue, 25 Apr 2017
There are many lessons that those of us in business can learn from the world’s best kitchens. Overseeing huge weekly budgets, leading large teams and putting in 12-hour work days to deliver an outstanding customer experience every time means there are many parallels with the role of a busy, multi-tasking executive. At this event, Michel reveals what goes on behind the scenes to deliver gastronomic excellence consistently. He explains how to find and develop the best talent who work their way up in his kitchens to deliver impeccable quality under intense pressure.
Leading Introverts: The surprising truth behind quiet success
Speaker:
Susan Cain
Thu, 6 Apr 2017
In business the alpha approach is too frequently celebrated over quieter personalities. Shyness, sensitivity and seriousness are often seen as negative traits. But some of our most transformative leaders have been introverts: Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates… All more focused on their causes than their egos. At this event, Susan Cain explores how to embrace our own inner introverts and empower introverted employees.

March 2017

Work Matters: How purpose transforms people
Speaker:
Javier Bajer
Thu, 30 Mar 2017
Few things are worse than a disengaged workforce but some employee engagement initiatives can be counter-productive. At this event, Javier Bajer shows how values and mission statements are not enough to bring about behavioural change and motivate your employees to give their very best. Behaviours are outcomes not inputs; they are an expression of people’s beliefs. Beliefs are where the change happens and people do a better job when they believe in what they are doing, when they believe work matters.
Vision: The science of creativity
Speaker:
Beau Lotto
Thu, 30 Mar 2017
Context is everything. Our thoughts, actions and creativity are determined entirely by our environment and past experiences. To understand the way we make sense of the world is to understand the creative process. Neuroscientist Beau Lotto helps people and organisations to see and think differently to fuel innovation. At this event, Beau explains the science behind how we see and how what we see is never quite as it seems. Beau shows how to embrace this uncertainty to be insanely creative.
Black Box Thinking: The secrets of peak performance
Speaker:
Matthew Syed
Tue, 14 Mar 2017
Whether developing a new product, honing a core skill or just trying to get a critical decision right, Black Box Thinkers aren’t afraid to face up to mistakes. In fact, they see failure as the very best way to learn. Learning from failure has the status of a cliché but Matthew reveals the astonishing story behind the most powerful method of learning known to mankind.
Make Your Brain Work: Top tips to boost productivity
Speaker:
Amy Brann
Tue, 14 Mar 2017
The brain is our biggest resource. It is behind all of our decisions, it drives our behaviours and delivers our results. Understanding how the brain works can transform our performance at work, making us more efficient, productive and effective. Be your best and get the most out of yourself and your time with Amy’s practical tips and habits – discover how to make your brain work for you!

February 2017

Corporate Wellness: How to boost mental, physical and emotional resilience
Speaker:
Dorian Dugmore
Tue, 7 Feb 2017
Dorian Dugmore explores the importance of aligning wellness goals with business strategies. Using examples from the corporate arena and the high pressure cauldron of football league management, Dorian reveals what a wellness company looks like and how just a few simple and practical steps can improve your health and reduce stress.
The Coach: Turn ambition into achievement
Speaker:
Jamil Qureshi
Tue, 7 Feb 2017
Jamil Qureshi shares his insights into how individuals and teams can optimise their potential. He explores how to motivate those around you, cultivate a winning mindset and why the key ingredient of success is choice. Jamil Qureshi is an expert in the psychology of performance and has worked with some of the most talented business and sports people in the world. He's ranked among the most influential figures in British sport.

January 2017

The 80 Minute MBA 2017: The fastest MBA programme in the world
Speaker:
John Knell
Tue, 24 Jan 2017
Business success doesn’t come without hard work, but The 80 Minute MBA proves that the journey there can be fast and fun. Think of The 80 Minute MBA as your reduced Shakespeare for business – John Knell has sorted the great business ideas and key insights from the rest, so you don’t have to.
Mindfulness: Buddhify your business
Speaker:
Rohan Gunatillake
Tue, 24 Jan 2017
Rohan Gunatillake reveals how the busyness of the working day can be the best place to train ourselves in mindfulness. He explains how to make mindfulness a habit so that it feels natural and becomes the default way we engage with the world. Rohan Gunatillake is the director of Mindfulness Everywhere, best known for the Buddhify app for modern life, which has topped the charts in over forty countries.

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