New ways of working require new approaches to leadership – and that’s the focus of our September 30th open meeting of the European Smart Work Network. Our great international line-up of speakers will put the spotlight on leadership as a service, essential distributed leadership competences, and the new human-centric management skills coming into focus around driving wellbeing and happiness.
European Smart Work Network
Thursday September 30th 2021
16.30-18.00 CEST (15.30-17.00 BST)
Open to Members and non-members
Here’s the programme for the session:
Leadership as a service
Mark Dekan, CEO (Chief Executive & Chief Engagement Officer) of Central European media group Ringier Axel Springer
Smart Working involves managing by results and developing a culture of trust. It’s a significant shift away from traditional “command and control” techniques of leading people. Mark will talk about the key elements of “servant leadership” as it has been applied at Ringier Axel Springer, and how it is central to their smarter ways of working.
Developing Distributed Leadership Competencies
Dr Laura Hambley, Partner at Humance’s Leadership & Team Development practice
Laura founded www.workevohlution.com with Dr Tom O’Neil, founder of the Virtual Team Performance, Innovation, and Collaboration Laboratory at the University of Calgary, to offer tools and a methodology for assessing and training people who manage geographically distributed teams. Laura will be offering insights into what the key competencies and skills are, and how leaders can develop to lead effective Smart Working.
The Wellbeing Competence
Ann De Bisschop, Author of Countdown to Monday and Wellbeing=Profit, and formerly Director of Wellbeing at Medialaan.
More than ever employers realize that their employees are their greatest capital, as it’s those people who make a difference day after day. So it’s essential for every manager to promote and support their wellbeing, and adopt a proactive policy to support a healthy and happy workforce. Ann will take us through the necessary steps to take this from aspiration to reality.
Happiness as a Competence and the Power of Positive Organisations
Ilaria Santambrogio & Silvia Nova, founders of Human Realization
Ilaria and Silvia make it their mission to help organisations become healthy, prosperous, positive and connected with nature. Based on the science of happiness, their presentation will show how leaders can create a culture of trust, positivity and innovation, and create work environments where people can flourish and generate results that exceed expectations.
The meeting will be held via Zoom. On registering, Zoom will send a unique link for joining the event on the day, and an opportunity to download a calendar appointment so you can reserve the time.
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