LEAD - how to influence and have impact Leadership, teamwork and skill development are all critical in any successful venture involving several people. Yet in many professional organisations, the potential of talented people is lost due to poor leadership, the silo effect, or a paucity of ongoing education and opportunities for growth. In the age of the ‘new normal’, no organisation can afford to to miss out on the potential that lies dormant. In this session, Simon will outline some practical initiatives for both leaders and team members designed to to create a vibrant, collaborative and energised workplace.
INSPIRE - how to energise your people Most people want to be inspired, - to do work that is meaningful, enjoyable and that provides them with the opportunity to get good at something that they can feel proud of. Yet, many in the workforce are directionless and disengaged. Employers are frustrated by the 9 – 5 mentality while employees are frustrated by their inability to find joy and satisfaction in their work. In this session, Simon will show how employers and employees can work closer together by discovering the true purpose of their business and their lives. By doing so, he will also show them how they can unlock the confidence and potential that lies dormant in many professional organisations.
INNOVATE - ways to stay ahead of 'the curve' Recent years have seen many iconic businesses fall by the wayside as a consequence of new business models, disruptive technologies, new distribution channels and social values. The world is experiencing change on a global scale and few organisations are immune. For example, in the legal sector in the past 18 months, over 1,000 law firms have collapsed in the UK. A similar fate potentially awaits other organisations that are not alive to to the issues of the day and who are not prepared to take the necessary steps to safeguard their business. In this session, Simon will outline what those issues are, and propose six strategies to stay relevant, fresh and ‘ahead of the curve’.
STRATEGISE- how to get focused Strategy is a process that enables an organisation to find its ‘sweet spot’; in other words, it’s about finding the best fit between what your organisation has to offer and what the market wants now and is likely to want the future. Yet many organisations struggle to make their strategies stick or even to develop any strategies at all! In this session, Simon will outline a simply yet effective 5 step approach to developing a a meaningful strategy and to getting your people on board as part of the process. He will take you through a simple process that addresses the ‘why’ ‘where’ ‘how’ ‘what’ and ‘who’ of your plan. Done well, the process can give your organisation a focus and your people a purpose so that you remain competitive.
,PROFESSIONALISE - becoming the trusted adviser While the professions are under threat from technology, professionalism is valued more than ever. Real professionalism has little to do with qualifications or even technical skills; Instead it has everything to do with attitude, integrity and the approach of the individual. . Simon will explore the concept of ‘professionalism’, what distinguishes a true professional from the rest and how acting as a true professional can set you apart. Specifically, he will address why you should uphold standards beyond a code of conduct, how to develop the persona of a real professional and how to earn a reputation as a ‘trusted adviser’.