A short interview with Dave Ridley who spent 27 years at Southwest in an array of senior executive roles and is now an advisor to the CEO. In it he gives us a glimpse of what he talks about in his powerful speeches.
I arrived at Sheepdrove, the first venue of my Connect year, with the final leg of the journey being a beautiful drive through a misty countryside. Reassuringly, the signal on my Blackberry disappeared just as we arrived. Always a bitter sweet moment.
Roy Disney once said “It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are”.
We’re sad to say it’s our last event of Connect 2014 – but what a day it was! We looked back over our Connect year together, thought about our future beyond Connect and discussed how to keep ourselves resilient when the going gets tough.
What is Resilience and how can we improve it? A summary of Wavelength’s Reconnect 3 event from Diana Man
Reconnect 3, the final event for the Wavelength Connect 2014 Members. And what an event it was! The theme of the day was Resilience. As the Members get ready to fly the Connect Nest and head out into the big wide world putting everything they have learned into practise, they will certainly need it!
Better late than never! Here are some beautiful photos from Reconnect 2 at Sheepdrove Farm a few weeks ago. The Indian summer seems a long time ago now….. Want to know more about Connect? Click here
‘Implementation of inspiration’, was the theme of Reconnect II, and it’s not an easy challenge. Inspiration is subjective, contextual and entirely dependent on people paying attention. Implementation, is even harder. An almighty line up of guests rose to the challenge …
How to change behaviour dominated discussion on day two of Reconnect II with real time challenges from the world of drink, FMCG and the BBC.
What do 100 leaders from financial services, retail, social businesses and the media find to talk about on a sheep farm near Lambourn? Quite a lot as it happens!
Varun Sahni, Managing Partner at Investment Impact Partners, talks about the failures in our criminal justice system at Wavelength Connect, On Your Marks 2014
Varun Sahni, Managing Partner, Impact Investment Partners and his colleagues believe that one of the greatest failures of our society is the criminal justice system. They are using the concept of information to help inmates become more integrated with society both while serving their time and upon release.
I’m sure you will all agree what a thoroughly great time we had at Reconnect 1. This was first time we were all back together after our Best In Class visits and you could really feel the energy in the room. We broadened our insights into what makes a Best In Class business and started to distill what we have learnt so far. Check out the photos here…
Charles Adler, Co-founder of Kickstarter.com and former Head of Design Water, is a web-designer. Here he gives us a very personal account of how Kickstarter began and at the same time urges us all to “Find our space in time”.
Geoff McDonald, Former Global VP HR Marketing, Communications, Sustainability and Water at Unilever asks: Does your company matter to people?
Unilever is on a journey, you could even say a leap of faith, to make the world a better place. This talk by Geoff McDonald, Global VP HR – Marketing, Communications, Sustainability & Water at Unilever, makes us believe the world, despite the environmental and social challenges it faces, will be OK.
In this heart-warming video Sam Conniff, Livity, Co-Owner and Chair, tells the story of an extraordinary young woman called Shanize. He goes on to use the story of her success as an example for why all organisations should be making use of more diverse pools of talent.
In this short, motivational clip Steve Cadigan, Silicon Valley based thought leader, advisor and coach will make you sit up and think, “Yes, you’re right. I should be making use of new technologies”.
Lisa Gansky, Silicon Valley Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Instigator, has been an entrepreneur for about 20 years, specialising in internet related businesses. She draws on this wealth of experience to talk to the new Connect 2014 delegates about the shift in the way that organisations are run in the 21st Century.
Watch this clip from one of Wavelength’s most engaging speakers about the importance of bringing out the talent in all your employees
In this short extract from Baroness Sue Campbell CBE, Chair, Youth Sport Trust, she shares with us how someone she had helped returned the favour at her time of need.
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.
We kicked off our Connect 2014 programme in true style at Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre last week. Here are a few of the photos to give you a taste of the greatness.
What I learned from the Day 1 of Connect 2014… In case you didn’t know, personnel has been consigned to annals of history and HR is so last century, it’s the war on talent that seems to have taken centre-stage in some of the worlds most impressive companies.