Participants in future Conversations

Here is an up-to-date list of participants joining us for Leadership Conversations from October to March 2020.

Details of Fellows joining us are available on the Agenda page for each Conversation.

 

Themes for Conversations through to July 2020

Below we set out the dates and themes of our Leadership Conversations through to July 2020.

As you will see, Background Papers and Agendas are available for Conversations through to April 2020.

Some Conversations are marked “Fellows only” because attendance is restricted to Leadership Fellows. Others are marked “Fellows+” because we are very happy to welcome Fellows’ nominees, such as a member of their top team or a key business partner.

 

Leadership Conversation
40
As a leader, do I "tone myself down" too much?
From 10.30am until 4.30pm on Tuesday October 29th 2019
At previous Conversations we have agreed that we should challenge ourselves more often about whether we are “toning ourselves down” too much and in the process limiting our offer as leaders. Hence this one-day Conversation to support you in thinking through what you might do differently in those situations where you tone yourself down too much, as well as those situations where you might be toning yourself UP too much! How should we aim to become more consistent across our lives as leaders - and could there be such a thing as a self-balancing model of leadership? This looks set to be a really fascinating Conversation taking forward our theme of "From good to exceptional". Fellows only
One-day Leadership Conversation fee: £400
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Leadership Conversation
41
Leading with humility
From 6.00pm on Sunday 10th November 2019 until 11.15am on Tuesday 12th
This Conversation builds on our theme around the empowering leader. We ask: can we really be humble AND firm at those times we need to be? What do we see as the main characteristics of a humble leader, and how can we apply them to ourselves so that we can truly empower others more and model the ways we want them to behave? By the end of this Conversation we hope that everyone joining us will have your own personal strategy for embracing humility as part of your wider style as a leader, with greater clarity about how this should enable you to increase your impact – and enhance your legacy – as a leader. Fellows +
Two-night Leadership Conversation fee: £995
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Leadership Conversation
42
From good to great: creating your own fast track
From 6.00pm on Monday 25th November 2019 until 3.30pm on Tuesday 26th
Continuing to build on our "good to exceptional” theme, we assess ourselves against 11 key qualities of exceptional leaders. Given that this process involves “a constant state of movement rather than a state of being”, how can we each best move forward more quickly? We hope that every Fellow joining us will end up with your own personalised strategy for fast-tracking your leadership from good/ very good to great. As you can see, we have an exciting agenda for this immensely powerful theme. Fellows only
One-night Leadership Conversation fee: £745
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Leadership Conversation
43
Achieving your top priorities in 2020
From 10.30am until 4.30pm on Tuesday December 10th 2019
This Conversation is now fully booked. Please click on the agenda button below for the participants list
One-day Leadership Conversation fee: £400
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Leadership Conversation
44
From conflict to creativity
From 6.00pm on Thursday 23rd January 2020 until 3.30pm on Friday 24th
Drawing on our theme on Innovation and Creativity in Leadership, this Conversation is especially designed for Fellows whose instinct is to AVOID conflict whenever possible! How can we manage conflict in ways that are real and open, so that we reassure conflict averse team members without diluting the “raw edges” to conflict that are essential to achieving creative outcomes? How can we draw out the different perspectives behind healthy conflict to enable our team to develop a clearer sense of shared values and common purpose? What are the implications for ourselves as leaders, in defining more clearly our own values and where we draw our “lines in the sand” as leaders? Fellows +
One-night Leadership Conversation fee: £745
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Leadership Conversation
45
The persuasive challenger
From 10.30am until 4.30pm on Tuesday February 4th 2020
Inspired by our theme of disruptive leadership, we will ask what sort of challenger you most want to be in a world where many leaders are either too challenging or not challenging enough. We will assess the range of options, with the indignant challenger at one end of the spectrum and the light-hearted teasing challenger at the other. In-between we will assess the merits of the barrister challenger who is always after “the truth”, the calmly assertive challenger who never gets riled (there aren’t enough of them around!) and the parodying challenger who can make people laugh whilst also sometimes appearing to caricature a rival view unfairly. Whether your challenges are too heavy or too light, too quick or too slow, always fair or a tad unfair, we will create new options together. Throughout the day we will support each other in becoming more versatile and less predictable as challengers - and always persuasive! Fellows Only
One-day Leadership Conversation fee: £450
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Leadership Conversation
46
Becoming more courageous as leaders
From 6.00pm on Monday 24th February 2020 until 3.30pm on Tuesday 25th
Taking forward our immensely powerful theme around courage in leadership. At a range of Leadership Conversations we have said that the one thing we need quite a lot more of as leaders is courage! How should we develop our mindset as leaders, so that we constantly replenish our inner reserves of courage and feel more confident drawing on them? What are the most common moments when we let ourselves down and need to make sure that we step forward more confidently? How can we best engage with our closest confidantes and invite them to tell us if and when they feel we have let an opportunity pass and failed to show the courage required of us? How might we best reciprocate and support them in finding their courage in moments when they would like to step up more? Personal courage and team courage: these will both come to the fore as we assess the challenges we should set ourselves if we are to become more courageous as leaders. Fellows +
One-night Leadership Conversation fee: £745
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Leadership Conversation
47
Crafting your story as a leader
From 10.30am until 4.30pm on Thursday March 12th 2020
More and more of us feel under pressure to tell our stories as leaders. We are reluctant to come across as self-centred and yet we know that we are required to offer some sort of summary of our personal leadership journey. Should we expect to share some of our previous leadership experiences to establish our credentials for our current role? If we share some of our past experiences, how much should we be prepared to say about things that have gone wrong as well as those that have been a resounding success? Should we have one all-purpose personal story for any audience and maybe another which offers some real vulnerability for those we want to let up close? Building on our theme of “Your brand as a leader”, we will engage with all of these challenges as well as supporting each other with crafting the core propositions in our personal leadership stories. Fellows +
One-day Leadership Conversation fee: £450
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Leadership Conversation
48
High trust leadership: driving up performance
From 6.00pm on Sunday 22nd March 2020 until 11.15am on Tuesday 24th
This Conversation follows on from our theme around authenticity and trust in leadership, and is designed for Fellows who see yourselves as high trust leaders and wish to develop new ways of placing a commitment to higher performance at the heart of your culture. We will ask everyone joining us to bring one or two specific examples of how you have encouraged a high trust, high performance culture. Once we have swapped notes, we will pick out a small number of the most effective practices that you have adopted and ask how we might best ramp them up. We will draw on our commitment to very high trust working in Leadership Conversations to stretch ourselves as far as we possibly can! The result will be a raft of challenging propositions for achieving a very high performance culture, made possible by a commitment to high trust working driven by yourself and other members of your top team. Fellows +
Two-night Leadership Conversation fee: £995
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Leadership Conversation
49
Facilitating strategic ideas-building
From 6.00pm on Thursday 30th April 2020 until 3.30pm on Friday 1st May
Continuing our theme around leaders as facilitators, we ask how we can each develop our role as facilitative leaders, able to draw out the creative energies of colleagues and partners in ways that they find both empowering and stretching. We will ensure that we give quality time to supporting each other in developing our distinctive styles as leaders whose own enjoyment of strategic ideas-building becomes infectious in the eyes of others! This is incredibly important if we are to support colleagues who don’t naturally gravitate towards anything with the label ‘strategic' attached to it, and require engaged leadership on our part if they are to take on board the principles of self-challenge and risk-taking that are so essential to successful ideas-building. Fellows +
One-night Leadership Conversation fee: £745
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Leadership Conversation
50
At No 50: our top 10 leadership insights
From 6.00pm on Sunday 17th May 2020 until 11.15am on Wednesday 20th
At this Leadership Conversation we will ask what are our top 10 leadership insights emerging from our first 49 Conversations for Leadership Fellows since we started this series in October 2016. Two weeks before the session Pete will circulate a paper suggesting what he sees as the top ten insights across the series. We will then assess them in turn, asking which ones are most useful for you and why. In the final stages of this Conversation we will ask what we as a group see as OUR TOP 5 INSIGHTS, and how we might each draw on them to maximize their impact on our performance as leaders. A special publication will be issued by the House based on the outcomes of this landmark Conversation. Fellows only
Three-night Leadership Conversation fee: £1325
Leadership Conversation
51
Rebalancing our lives as leaders
From 10.30am until 4.30pm on Tuesday June 2nd 2020
Drawing on one of our most challenging - and irresistible! - themes on the dangers of workaholism and how those of us who are workaholics to one degree or another can achieve remarkable breakthroughs by rebalancing our lives as leaders. In our two earlier Conversations on this theme we explored the idea of “colour coding” all of our lives so that we really do focus on how much time and energy we are giving to our families, friends, volunteering and ourselves - “me time” - AS WELL AS our time as leaders in our professional lives. If we are to demonstrate the self-leadership necessary to rebalance the whole of our lives as leaders, what are our personal priorities that we need to act on from the moment we leave this Conversation? And what do we each think a “better version of me” would look like by Christmas 2020? Fellows only
One-day Leadership Conversation fee: £450
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Leadership Conversation
52
Leading with integrity - and walking the walk
From 6.00pm on Tuesday 16th June 2020 until 3.30pm on Wednesday 17th
We might talk the talk, but do we REALLY walk the walk? This is the challenge that we intend to put to ourselves at this fourth Conversation on our theme of leading with integrity. In the third Chapter of this report we set out a series of challenging behaviours that Fellows have identified as necessary for us to be satisfied that we’re leading with integrity. What more should we each be doing to ramp up the standard of integrity that we expect of ourselves and really set an example that those around us WANT to follow? Should we - as we asked ourselves last time - set higher boundaries in those relationships where levels of integrity are okay but not as high as we judge them to be in some other relationships? Fellows +
One-night Leadership Conversation fee: £745
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Leadership Conversation
53
Leading culture change
From 6.00pm on Thursday 9th July 2020 until 3.30pm on Friday 10th
Building on the insights arising from five previous Conversations on this theme, we start by asking what are the two or three aspects of the culture of our own organisation that we would most like to change. After comparing notes, we ask what we would need to change in the overall leadership of our organisation for us to feel more empowered as leaders of culture change. We then IMAGINE that these changes have come to pass, and we have complete support from the top for driving the changes in culture that we would most like to see. What arguments should we now advance to build maximum support across the organisation for these changes and how do we need to develop our own leadership style to ensure that we embody this new culture? What messages do we draw from our answers about how best to unify our leadership team around a new strategy for leading culture change? Fellows +
One-night Leadership Conversation fee: £745
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Leadership Conversation
54
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From 6.00pm on Monday 7th September 2020 until 3.30pm on Tuesday 8th
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One-night Leadership Conversation fee: £745
Leadership Conversation
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From 6.00pm on Monday 21st September 2020 until 3.30pm on Tuesday 22nd
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One-night Leadership Conversation fee: £745
Leadership Conversation
56
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From 6.00pm on Sunday 11th October 2020 until 11.15am on Wednesday 14th
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Three-night Leadership Conversation fee: £1325
Leadership Conversation
57
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From 10.30am until 4.30pm on Tuesday October 27th 2020
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One-day Leadership Conversation fee: £450
Leadership Conversation
58
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From 6.00pm on Sunday 8th November 2020 until 11.15am on Tuesday 10th
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Two-night Leadership Conversation fee: £995
Leadership Conversation
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From 6.00pm on Monday 30th November 2020 until 3.30pm on Tuesday 1st December
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One-night Leadership Conversation fee: £745
Leadership Conversation
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From 10.30am until 4.30pm on Wednesday December 9th 2020
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One-day Leadership Conversation fee: £450