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Key How-Tos from Naked Leader Conference 2015
On 15 October I chaired our annual flagship leadership conference. It was a complete sell-out with over 100 leaders from 40+ different organisations attending and speaking.
These are the one line calls to action – most powerful how-tos – that I took from each speaker:
Theme: Your future take it or lead it (Let it happen, or make it happen)
David Smith – CEO Global Future and Foresight – The future is coming ready or not – it is the choices you make that will determine your success. Change is inevitable – choice is optional, including whether you thrive, survive or don’t.
Steve Capper – Global CTO Aecom – You are capable of achieving anything you want – “if I can do it with my
background and lack of qualifications, then anyone can.”
Léon Benjamin – Co-Founder Sei Mani – far more is always achieved through co-creation, co-operation and collaboration than by competition.
Elsa Critchley – People Director Standard Life Investments – When communicating be clear what you want from your audience – what is for information only and on what are you asking for their input, help and ideas.
Jules Peck – Naked Leader Specialist – Mindfulness – STOP = Slow down, Take a few breaths, Observe and Proceed, and doing so each day will positively alter the shape of your brain, your wellness and your life.
Maryanne Matthews – CEO – EY Foundation – Young people are assets not liabilities
Teresa Reynolds – Princes Trust Young Ambassador “One day I was so low I realised the only thing I have to offer the world is me – so why not be that” (There will be a special NL Weekly on Teresa, in November).
Gavin Preston – Naked Leader Specialist – In the hype of all this ‘Just-Do It!’ don’t forget to plan – and when you have done, make a true decision.
Glyn Morris – Finance Director Higgs and Sons – Innovate on simple things that relate to people’s day to day work.
Gavin Graveson – Chief Operating Officer Veolia – Business can transform to make the world a better place. Gavin spoke about Veolia’s Circular Economy.
Ray Morgan – CEO Woking Borough Council – Don’t be afraid to shake things up a bit.
Justin Anderson – Founder, Chairman and CEO – Flexeye – be aware of what is happening in technology, innovation and ideas out there and select just one thing that will make a big difference for you, your team or your organisation.
The artistic genius that is Nick Yates from the BMA has illustrated each of the speakers’ themes.
A different approach to note taking – HERE
With my thanks to everyone who spoke, attended and planned the day
And my love and best wishes to you all
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