The 19th Century author and humourist Mark Twain once said that “the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Little did he know then that his simple but painfully exposing challenge would force some of Britain’s top leaders to contemplate the meaning of their lives, the importance of their work and the human values that drive them.
What your leadership style? How to you keep your resilience when the going gets tough? How do you create ‘follow-ship’ in your team? Check out the posts below to find out more.
No-one said leadership is easy. In this video various leaders from different types of company around the world discuss some of the main challenges facing them in the current business climate. It’s interesting to note how many of these leaders talk about the new challenges they now face in this digital world of the internet and constant communication.
One of the challenges all leaders face as they succeed in their careers is not to assume that past successes must inevitably lead to future successes. In this short video, Dave Ridley, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at SouthWest Airlines puts the case that leaders should “always be learners” about their leadership style and have the humility to recognise that they might need to change.
Here we have gathered links to content relevant to the June tour. Some is specific to the companies we are visiting in June, other stuff is more general analysis/commentary about the Valley and ‘big data’. We don’t agree with everything collated …
How often do you hear leaders honestly sharing their mistakes and what they learnt from them? As one of the contributors says in this film: “People always learn more from other people’s mistakes then from their triumphs.” Some of Wavelength’s speakers reveal their deepest secrets – always fascinating, sometimes shocking, it’s compelling viewing!
That’s the question we asked David Ridley, Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer at Southwest Airlines, Martin Narey, Former Director General of the Prison Service and CEO of Barnardos, and Alan Webber, Founding Editor of Fast Company while they were with our Connect 2013 members at On Your Marks.
Martin Narey, Government Advisor and Former CEO of Barnardos was kind enough to share his 9 rules of Leadership with our Connect members at On Your Marks 2013. Here is rule no.3 – Relentless Implementation!
Dave Ridley, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Southwest Airlines says to be a great CEO we need to recognise “people need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed”. Watch Dave talk about being a Chief Encouragement Officer, and the power of being told you’ve done a good job.
Author and journalist, George Anders has been hunting for leadership guideposts on surviving tough times for years – his hunt finally paid off at On Your Marks 2013 (part of our Connect programme) when he found inspirational speaker Sir Martin Narey. Click to read George’s …
As Connect 2013 is about to get underway, your head is probably brimming with questions and challenges for the year ahead. Hear from some of our esteemed speakers of previous years on the principles by which they do business following the best advice they’ve ever received.
Lord Puttnam has worked in film, advertising, and as an agent to photographers. He chaired Columbia Pictures and the National Film and Television School. Here he presents his “7 rules”.
Jude Kelly was amongst a fantastic line-up of speakers that joined us at our ‘On Your Marks’ event, part of our Wavelength Connect 2012 programme. Here she shares her punchy and provocative tips on how to be a good leader. Drawing on her wealth of experience as Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre one thing she encourages leaders is to embrace dilema – art is full of dilema and nuance – don’t run from it.
Sir Martin Narey, former CEO of Barnardos and Former Director General of the Prison Service shares his leadership tips – how to say thank you, love loneliness and being OK with self-doubt.
Greg Dyke is Chairman of the British Film Institute and former Director General of the BBC. In this short video Greg talks about how to get things done as a leader. He touches on the introduction of Freeview and a referee’s yellow card with “Cut the Crap” written on it. This card was distributed to employees in the BBC with the intention of making meetings more meaningful.
Emmanuel Faber is COO of Groupe Danone, an organisation with 101,000 employees. In this video he shares his philosophy on freedom, the dangers of becoming ‘trapped by the system’, and how he ensures he keeps growing and looking at the next step forward.