Building tomorrow's company Talk

Time to change our view of leadership – Mark Manley from GAIA Leadership


Queen Charlotte 6th July 2016 9:30 am - 10:15 am

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Mark Manley

We spend an increasing number of hours at work. Yet only 17% of the UK’s working population answer “Yes” to the question “Are you engaged at work?”. 10 million people say they are “actively disengaged,” ­ unhappy and unproductive at work and liable to spread that negativity to co­workers.

The majority of large corporations fail to achieve even modest growth in sales and revenue, despite having detailed strategic plans with much higher targets. Plans, which 95% of their employees say they are unaware of, or do not understand.

And yet despite this, today we know more about what motivates us, drives us, connects us to our work and inspires us than ever before.

So how do we tend to go about tackling these contradictions?

We still can find fully committed, fully engaged, happy workers who bring all of themselves to their work, enjoy the ride and achieve fantastic results? Who are they? Often, small business owners and entrepreneurs who work in one or two employee companies. Who leads them, inspires them, motivates them, rewards and recognises them? They do it themselves.

This talk explores the difficulties of how we currently approach leadership and the different ideas and opportunities that can help us discover a new way to release our true potential.