World Class Leadership 2018

World Class Leadership 2018
Event on 2018-02-01 08:30:00
Navigating Uncharted Territory   What does the future hold?    The last couple of years have taught us that the landscape can change dramatically overnight. The only thing that we can predict with any certainty, is that the world is becoming more uncertain.  How do you lead a team through uncertainty? How can leaders enable their teams to successfully navigate uncharted territory? It’s a challenge that many organisations face today.  During “World Class Leadership 2018”, we will learn from a diverse range of World Class performers, all of whom have led their teams through extreme challenges in volatile environments. We’ll discover how they enable their teams, not only to survive, but succeed in an ever changing, increasingly dynamic and unpredictable world.    Polar expedition leader, Ann Daniels, shares how her team manage ‘moving ice scenarios’ as they cross a frozen ocean.    Special Forces units need to perform in environments where they literally don’t know what will happen in the next five seconds. Former SAS Major, Floyd Woodrow, explains how.   The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race throws up extreme challenges. It’s a tough race for a professional crew, never mind a group of amateurs. Skipper, Brendan Hall, shares his experiences of leading a team to victory.    As a former fighter pilot and Executive Officer on the Red Arrows, Justin Hughes is no stranger to performance under pressure or environments plagued by ambiguity, imperfect information, conflicting priorities and time pressures. He will explore how to prepare for situations where no rule or process exists, and how to cope with the unknown and unknowable.   Simon Hartley share insights into the characteristics that differentiate the very best teams and leaders in the world from the rest, and how we can all adopt these simple principles.     Schedule:   08.30     Registration, coffee & networking  09.00     Welcome – Simon Hartley – “On… Challenges, Uncertainty & The Unknown”  09.15     Brendan Hall  10.00     Special Guest Speaker – To be announced soon  10.45     Coffee  11.00     Ann Daniels  11.45     Simon Hartley – “World Class Leadership”  12.30     Lunch  13.15     Floyd Woodrow  14.15     Justin Hughes – “Would You Rather Be Approximately Right or                                            Precisely Wrong?”  15.15      Coffee  15.45      How to put all of this into action – Simon Hartley   16.15     Summary & Close – Simon Hartley    Speakers:      Floyd Woodrow, MBE.  Floyd is a former Major in the Special Air Service (SAS). He was one of the UK’s youngest soldiers to be selected for the elite Special Air Service at the age of 22. During this time he served in many different operational areas globally. He was awarded a DCM, the UK’s second highest gallantry award for bravery and an MBE, for his exemplary services whilst in Afghanistan. Floyd published his first book, Elite! in October 2012 and followed this up with The Warrior, The Strategist and You. He currently consults to a range of corporate and sporting clients across the globe.   Ann Daniels.  Polar Explorer Ann Daniels is a world record holder and one of Britain’s leading female explorers. She has led many teams to success in the most difficult conditions on earth. In 2002, Ann became the first woman in history to ski to the North and South Poles as part of all women teams. Experiencing temperatures as low as -50C and dealing with various encounters with Polar bears, she has sledge-hauled over 3000 miles, in the most inhospitable environments in the world, completing over 10 polar expeditions and surviving over 400 days on the ice.  She understands the importance of good planning, hard work and a positive attitude in the most difficult circumstances.  As a Polar guide and the only leader of all 3 Catlin Arctic surveys she is living proof that good leadership, teamwork and a positive mental attitude counts and does make a difference to the success of a team.     Brendan Hall.  At the age of 28, Brendan skippered the winning boat in the 09-10 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The Clipper race is one of the toughest in the sailing world, encountering the most treacherous conditions and most dangerous seas. The added challenge for the skipper, is that they’re leading a team of amateur sailors that have never crewed together before. Brendan wrote, Team Spirit, as a narrative of the challenge. Brendan still sails professionally, skippering yachts across the world's oceans.    Justin Hughes  Justin was a military fighter pilot with the UK Royal Air Force, becoming the Executive Officer of the Red Arrows, with whom he flew over 250 displays worldwide. He is now the Managing Director of Mission Excellence, a consultancy that specialises in accelerating team and organisational effectiveness.  He built the business from a zero base; it now delivers consulting and development services around the world to organizations across the spectrum of commercial, public sector, not-for-profit and professional sport.  Justin is also a renowned speaker on operational excellence, decision-making, risk and safety culture, and leadership. He is also the author of The Business of Excellence, published by Bloomsbury.   Simon Hartley, MSc.  Simon Hartley is a globally respected sport psychology consultant and performance coach. For over 20 years, Simon has worked with gold medallists, world record holders, world champions, top five world-ranked professional athletes, Olympians and championship winning teams.    Since 2011, Simon has published seven books, including How To Herd Cats; Leading A Team of Independent Thinkers and Stronger Together; How Great Teams Work.    During the last 10 years, Simon has also applied the principles of sport psychology to business, education, healthcare and the charity sector. This has included projects with some of the world’s leading corporations and foremost executives. He is also an international professional speaker, delivering keynotes throughout the world.   For more information on Simon, please visit

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