Why is it in this world that there are always people wanting to see you fail? Successful business woman and accomplished speaker Jude Kelly, Artistic Director, Southbank Centre talks here about two aspects to draw upon to overcome this external negativity.
Ever have days when you can’t be arsed? Hear what Greg Dyke, Jude Kelly and Martin Narey have to say….
At On Your Marks in 2013, one of our members was brave enough to ask what we all want to know… it’s easy to stand up and talk about leadership but surely there are days when even our first class speakers lack a little motivation of their own?
A great discussion from three of Wavelength’s good friends. Taken from On Your Marks 2013, this will get you thinking about what makes a great leader. What do you think – are they born or made?
Hire slowly, fire quickly – that’s the advice from Colleen McCreary, former Chief People Office of ZYNGA.
Colleen McCreary, former Chief People Officer, ZYNGA believes a thorough interviewing process leads to more successful hiring which in turn means a better-functioning workforce.
Conventionally we tend to think it is the job of a leader to make decisions. In this thought provoking clip Alan Webber, Author suggests that actually a leader’s role is to make sense.
What types of organisations will benefit or lose out in a digitally disrupted world? A discussion with Colleen McCreary, Lisa Gansky and George Anders
Sometimes our speakers have differing views on a subject but in this case all three are unanimous. All industries will be affected in this digitally disrupted world and in order to survive everyone must be willing to embrace change.
After reading previous posts you may well be thinking, “That’s all well and good but what exactly do I need to do to bring about culture change in my organisation?”. This amusing panel discussion should give you some ideas.
If the leaders of your organisation are not going to implement any change, how else might it occur?
Mark Allan from RSA and Grahame Price from St Paul’s Way Trust School talk about instigating culture change from the top down
In this video on culture change we hear from two leaders working in two very different areas. They explain to us what culture change means to them, share with us some of the mistakes they have made in trying to bring it about and then give us advice from their personal experiences.
Young people have very little leadership or life experience but they are the experts in what ZYNGA, a technology company, are trying to do. Colleen McCreary, Chief People Officer, ZYNGA says the key to success with a young workforce is to trust them to make the right decisions in their areas of expertise.
ZYNGA hires about 200 graduates a year. However the marketplace is unbelievably competitive. All the applicants come from similar backgrounds and are on the same recruitment circuit. Most software engineer candidates would also have offers from Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft. Pay is not the differentiator. So how does ZYNGA encourage the candidates to accept their offer not those of their opposition?
This insightful video by Alan Webber, Author is about the uncertainty of change. However, what makes it so fascinating is that, although his main focus is on dealing with change within the workplace, his points are equally as valid in other areas of life.
Well Told Story uses various forms of media and a group of fictional characters to tell stories aimed at young people in Kenya. The message they are trying to get across is that each individual needs to step up and help themselves to build a better future.
Rob Burnet, Managing Director, Well Told Story is clearly passionate about promoting change in the country. Throughout this talk Rob explains why the concept has had so much success and shares a few examples. He is both entertaining and inspiring.
In this video we hear three points of view on the importance of employee engagement with an organisation’s visions and values. All three agree – you cannot run a successful business without it.
Sir Martin Narey, Government Advisor and former CEO of Barnardos, tells the 2013 Connect delegates to be open-minded and never underestimate the capacity to learn from other organisations, even if they appear to have nothing to do with what they do.
Although long, this fascinating video by Henry Ashworth, Chief Executive, Portman Group is well worth a watch. He begins by telling us a little bit about his history and his perhaps unlikely journey into his current role in the alcohol industry before discussing in more depth what Behavioural Economics is and how it can be applied to help policy change.
In this short film we hear two different views of what leaders must concentrate on as they try to guide their companies through these times of rapid change.
In this short, snappy and light-hearted film the dramatic impact of the digital revolution on the world we live in is clearly highlighted through eye-opening and extraordinary statistics.
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.
Wavelength rounded off Connect 2013 with a superb event on the subject of Resilience. We heard from John Steele, Diana Man and Garvis Snook. Check out the photos of the day here.
What is ‘behaviour change’? Where do you start if you want to “move millions”? How do organisations equip themselves to effect lasting social change? This video begins the conversation with three perspectives on three fundamental questions from Joshua Gryniewicz, Cure Violence, Henry Ashworth, The Portman Group and Rob Burnet, Well Told Story.
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.
In this video, David Gram, Head of Business and Marketing Development, Future Lab, reveals how LEGO nearly lost it all, the challenges the organisation continues to face, and how they are innovating inside the larger organisation to ensure that they will “inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow”.
Baroness Sue Campbell, Chair, UK Sport Trust on culture change, leadership lessons and not just sitting on the bench
From PE college to a key figure in the London2012 Olympics, Baroness Sue Campbell reveals some of the leadership lessons she had learnt along the way that enabled her to drive culture change through UK Sport, and then down into 40 further organisations, resulting in the outstanding success of the UK teams.
In this video, Patrick Copeland, Senior Engineering Director, Google.org reveals his mission to create “disruptive technology for a better world.“ From tornado warning systems to the Kenyan elections, he and his team are live-mapping the world to empower people with information.
In this video, Patrick Copeland, Senior Engineering Director, Google.org unpicks why in just one year 80% of 2.5k new products failed, why 76% of new products are just ‘me too’ or incremental innovation, and why pretotyping is at the heart of true innovation.
Take a look at the photos from the second Reconnect event for Wavelength Connect 2013. Back at Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre, this event focused on “Making Change Happen” – what are the tools you need to drive change through your organisation. These photos will give you a great sense of our events, and how we create stimulating and inspirational environments for our members.
Take a look at the photos from the first Reconnect event for Wavelength Connect 2013. The event centred on “Extracting The Value”, helping members work through leadership challenges and consolidate learning from Connect’s previous events. It was held at Shoreditch Studios, London. These photos will give you a great sense of our events, and how we create stimulating and inspirational environments for our members.
Sustainability is a must to survive; it must be on business leader’s radars. Wolgang Gregor shares his thoughts on sustainable business at On Your Marks, Connect 2013.
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.
Zynga’s Chief People Officer, Colleen McCreary, tells us the history of Zynga. From FarmVille to Zynga Poker, over 240 million active users play online every month – but it has been a far from smooth ride…
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!
How do you keep your culture as you grow? How do you keep connectivity in a business of 49,000 employees? Dave Ridley of Southwest Airlines told us how they continue to do just that on a daily basis.
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.
Faisel Rahman, Founder and CEO of Fair Finance joined our Connect members at On Your Marks 2013 to share his story of bringing micro finance to the UK.
Sophie Tranchell, Managing Director of Divine Chocolate joined our Social Innovation Panel at On Your Marks 2013. She shared her thoughts with our Connect members on Leadership in Social Innovation. Sophi Tranchell is a regular speaker at Wavelength events click …
Matt Stone from Visualised has beautifully captured the salient points of our Social Innovation Panel with Faisel Rahmen, Founder & CEO of Fair Finance; Wolfgang Gregor, Secretary General Global Off-Grid Lighting Association; Sophi Tranchell, Managing Director Divine Chocolate and Thulsi Ravila, …