- 28 September 2017
- 18:00 - 20:00
- The Assembly Rooms
Corporate employer ticket: FREE
Non member ticket: £10.00
Member ticket: FREE
Corporate member ticket: FREE
North East branch
Leadership - the Maasai masterclass
The key to landing a project successfully, on time and preferably on-budget is engaging the passion and talents of the people who will be involved directly or indirectly in the project.
Our guest speaker, Chris Howe, will therefore focus on topics that directly relate to this; the speech is built around Chris’s experiences with the Maasai in Kenya and the lessons that they have generously taught him about Leadership.
Specifically, he will address the topics of:
• Responsibility – how to create a culture in which people take responsibility for their own actions and their contribution to the project
• Community – how to build a project community rather than simply a team. A community in which resources are openly shared to reduce cost and maximise efficiency
• Innovation – how to encourage an openness to new ideas and new thinking that is not constrained by hierarchical structures or killed by “we have tried that before!” or “that won’t work because!”
• Courage – the willingness to take responsible risk and action rather than becoming bogged down in processes and committees
• Leadership – how the leader gains and maintains respect and authority across the whole community
Chris encourages high levels of interaction, challenges and questions, it is much more fun that way!
After 11 years working in the City of London, first with IBM and then the US Investment bank, Salomon Brothers, Chris Howe started his own business in 1989.
For the last 28 years Chris has been building businesses to help his clients around the globe, to deliver better business performance by unleashing the potential and talent of their employees.
Chris has worked in more than 50 different countries and has seen leadership in all of its delights, glories and disaster! He spends almost 50% of his time in China, giving him yet another perspective on leadership and human performance.
In 2001, Chris and a friend were lost in the North Kenyan bush and welcomed into a Maasai village, where they spent a week, living with and learning from their hosts.
Chris is delighted to talk about Leadership but is even more excited by the opportunity to answer questions about it!
This event is suitable for professionals with any level of experience.
APM Body of Knowledge reference