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Key How–Tos / Messages from our conference – Business as a Force for Good

Key How–Tos / Messages from our conference – Business as a Force for Good

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Over 100 leaders packed into our last ever, sell out conference in London last Thursday – these are the key how-tos / messages from each speaker and panellist, with my favourite quote from each speaker:

Andy Cope – The Art of Brilliance – How to be Happy at Work and have Happy Staff

Key How-To: Be happy with yourself and others – it is scientifically proven that happy people create a ripple effect.

Quote: “Happiness is the start of the rainbow, not the end”

Martin Clements – ISIL, Cyber and Global Meltdown – Reasons to Be Cheerful

Key How-To: Most organisations are not taking cyber-attacks seriously enough – it is a behavioural issue, not just a technical issue. Makes sure you have a Board member that owns this.

Quote: “Yes, there is much to fear in life – there is so much more to enjoy”

Panel: The City as a Force for Good

Overall – There will always be a few bad apples – in general the City does massive good in employing people, donating to charity and helping those less fortunate than themselves. It needs to get better at getting this good news out there.

Jonathan Polin – CEO Sanlam UK – Employing people is a Force for Good in itself – when a company goes under, people lose their livelihoods.

Ashley Michelle Humphrey – Finance Partner Aon – An organisation is people, and everyone wants to do good, and does good. Aon doesn’t have to ask people to do this – they do it themselves and get the support they need.

Keith Holdt – Investment Director, Lloyd’s Development Capital – The ethical behaviour of management teams in organisations is a big factor in deciding who we invest in. Entrepreneurs are the future of Force for Good.

Trevor Birch – Football Expert – Lessons from the Business of Football

Key Message: Despite what we all read and hear, football is a massive global force for good – bringing together fans, communities and countries.

Quote: “Imagine if the people in your business had the same passion there is in football!”

David Taylor – 3 times more Workshop

Key How-To: Write out the top 3 things that are amazing about being you – strengths, skills, passions – then phone / ask a loved one and ask them for a top 3 about you – compare, you may be surprised…

Quote: “Be yourself, that is all you ever need to be”

Dawn Austwick – CEO The Big Lottery – The Future of Doing Good

Key How-To: Be a generous organisation, internally and externally

Quote: “CEO’s may not need to exist in the future – and I think that’s great”

Panel: Force for Good – An International Perspective

Overall – There is an amazing amount of good in the world

Inge Huijbrechts Vice President Responsible Business at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – Have a fundamental customer behaviour of “Yes we can”

Jingru Liu – Director China Advisory Services at BDO – Both Eastern and Western countries and companies do an amazing amount of good – when attitudes change from East or West to East and West the possibilities will be unlimited.

Birgit Vallmuur – Senior Manager in Global Tax and Governance for PwC – Multinationals already do an amazing amount of good in the world. Indeed, more than most Governments.

And so ended our last ever annual conference.

Thank you to everyone who has helped organise, spoken at or attended any or our conferences over the last 8 years.

In 2017 we will host a series of bi monthly breakfast events with limited numbers attending. Each will feature a single expert practitioner / leader who rarely speaks in public. The first Naked Leader 2017 Breakfast Season will be announced soon.

With my love and best wishes


2 Responses to Key How–Tos / Messages from our conference – Business as a Force for Good

  1. Wonderful, wonderful thoughts from esteemed leaders.
    How amazing it must have been to be there.
    Thanks for sharing the how-tos.

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