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.
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.
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.
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.
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, …
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 …
Wavelength’s very own Liam Black challenges you to think about what your organisation could be doing to change the world for the better through business. Globally, businesses such as Danone are creating new ways of working to put social innovation at the centre of their business – doing good and making a profit.
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.
Next week we kick off our Connect 2013 Programme with On Your Marks 12-14 March. We hope you are as psyched up and raring to go as we are. If you’re not quite sure what to expect, here is a little message from Liam to help you get into the right head space. We want you to join us with an open attitude and the best behaviours for learning.