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20th November Yorkshire Leadership Group

We would love to welcome you to our Yorkshire Leadership Group.

It takes place once every 2 months for a day at the beautiful Rudding Park Hotel.

The format is as follows:
8.15 Breakfast
Masterclass from John Hotowka “Present and communicate your message more clearly using metaphor….and magic.”
Lunch
Peer group issues session
4.30 Close

Taster session available £125+vat

Masterclass details:

Present and Communicate Your Corporate Message More Clearly Using Metaphor… and MAGIC

Business owners and directors are not only strategists and planners they’re also communicators and in this day and age they have to communicate their message in an engaging way.

Stories and metaphors are usually used to help our audiences understand and remember the points to be made. To make a message stick in their hearts and minds sometimes something even more powerful and effective is needed.

Tony Buzan the father of mind-mapping carried out studies and found the use of visual aids generally heightens retention of the spoken word by up to 70%… 70%.

Which is why magic and metaphors are so effective and John’s workshop is so very different to any workshop you’ve experienced before as well as being engaging, fun and challenging.

 

What you can expect from the masterclass:

Improved communication skills

Improved presentation skills

Improved coaching skills

Improved problem solving skills

Improved delegation skills

Members become more focussed on their business issues and message

Members experience a sense of achievement and they’ll even get a round of applause for it

 

John Hotowka – Who is he?

John Hotowka is a Bradford boy ‘done’ good. Despite the fact that he has not won an Olympic gold medal, or climbed the south face of Mount Everest in a pedalo, he is still in demand as a speaker and magician. Why? Because he’s observant, insightful and funny.

John is a PSAE (Professional Speaking Association Award of Excellence) and a member of the Magic Circle. He’s been entertaining and speaking to corporate audiences since 1989 and has an uncanny knack of immediately engaging and putting an audience at their ease.

John started his career in magic in 1981 and for seven years was an optician by day and magician by night – performing close up magic to the diners in the restaurants of his home town Bradford. He was one of the first close-up magicians to perform magic in restaurants on a residential basis in Europe. Having been made redundant from optics three times in the space of seven years, he decided to take up magic full-time and become a corporate magician. Once again, he was one of the first to do so in the Europe.

Since 1989 he’s travelled the world from Manchester to Milan, Derby to Dubai, Hull to Hamburg and from York to New York performing his magic at corporate and private events.

Now he’s a sought after speaker on the corporate circuit, working with the likes of Price Waterhouse Coopers, Hallmark Cards and HSBC, to name but a few. He’s also a popular speaker in education helping young people develop entrepreneurial and life skills.

He specialises in delivering keynote speeches about mindset, change, teambuilding and doing more with less.

Feedback – Phil Jesson, Chairman ACE 42

“John is a communications, change management and teambuilding speaker who uses magic to punctuate the messages he conveys. He appeared on day one of our Annual Retreat and did a great job. He trained the members to plan and deliver a number of tricks, each with an important business message. The session was highly participative and competitive as members wanted to be the best magician in the room!  

For his first ACE outing his 8.2 was well deserved and I can strongly recommend him to your Group.”

What our attendees say about the group:

“Very useful and great to have different insights.”

“Absolutely lovely. Very helpful and full of good ideas. Not one arrogant person in the room, very refreshing.”

“Good group and a great session in the morning. The mix of characters and speakers mean the sessions to date have all been very rewarding.”

For more details contact: Lisa Lister 0787 9820725

17th Sept Yorkshire Leadership Group

We would love to welcome you to our Yorkshire Leadership Group.

It takes place once every 2 months for a day at the beautiful Rudding Park Hotel.

The format is as follows:
8.15 Breakfast
Masterclass from Michael Dodd on “Great answers to tough questions.”
Lunch
Peer group issues session
4.30 Close

Taster session available £125+vat

Masterclass details:

GREAT ANSWERS TO TOUGH QUESTIONS

This session will equip you to give more powerful, effective and confident answers in all your professional conversations.

You’ll be shown the methodology to enable you to take the answers you give to new levels – whether the questions come from your customers, prospects, journalists, officials, financiers or members of your own team.

Our speaker Michael Dodd is a one-time political, business and foreign correspondent trained in the art of asking what are known in his native Australia as “blowtorch-on-the-belly” questions.

Now he’s helping the business world to stand up to such questions.

You’ll come away knowing how to apply the golden formulae to help you deal with challenging questions, tricky questions, nasty questions, emotionally-charged questions and even stupid questions.

You may even, as Denis Kaye said after one of Michael’s previous YLG master classes, leave the session with an enthusiasm for your next difficult encounter with a staff member or customer!

For a chat about how it all works please call Lisa Lister 0787 9820725

Marketing Leadership Group

Following on from the successes of my other 3 Yorkshire Leadership Groups which have been running for 12 years, I am delighted to announce that I will be launching a Marketing Leadership Group in September 2019.

Aims

The aim of the group is to share best practice, gain marketing insight, overcome challenges and generally be a peer support group for the local marketing community.

Format

Registration and breakfast 8.45

9-9.30 Industry Insight from Zeal

9.30-11.30 Facilitated peer group discussions – attendees bring their issues/challenges

Date and venue

The Marketing Leadership Group will be held on 12th September from 8.45am-11.30am and will be held at Zeal

Platform, New Station Street, Leeds LS1 4JB

Eligibility:

The group is open to all industry sectors and any size company.

The group is open to In-House marketers – no agencies or consultants.

You should be responsible in part or completely for the marketing activities in your company.

Costs

The first session on 12th September will be free. If you chose to become a member, future sessions will take place every 2 months.

Registration

Please call: 0787 9820725 or email: lisalister@progressmarketing.co.uk to register.

2nd July Yorkshire Leadership Group

We would love to welcome you to our Yorkshire Leadership Group. It takes place once every 2 months for a day at the beautiful Rudding Park Hotel.

The format is as follows:

8.15 Breakfast

Masterclass from Kirsty Robinson on “Leading a multi-generational workforce into the future.”

Lunch

Peer group issues session

4.30 Close

Taster session available £125+vat

For further details and place reservations:

Denis Kaye at denis.kaye@yorkshireleadership.co.uk

Lisa Lister at lisa.lister@yorkshireleadership.co.uk

 

LEADING A MULTI-GENERATIONAL WORKFORCE INTO THE FUTURE

How will leading 5 generations impact your business…are you prepared?

There’s an abundance of literature in journals and social media sites on the multi-generational workforce, the generation gap and so forth, with a lot of over-claiming and a lack of good solid evidence to back up such claims.

How is this really going to affect your business now and in the future? And what should businesses be doing right now to prepare?

This is a fun and interactive Masterclass based on a combination of academic research and real examples, through the eyes of an HR Director working within organisations from SME’s through to large Corporates. The session dispels some of the myths associated with leading a multi-generational workforce and identifies the real challenges businesses will face.

Delegates will leave the session with some practical solutions that can be applied to their business now and in the future in order to get the best from their people, whatever their generation.

 About the speaker – Kirsty Robinson

Born and bred in Yorkshire, Kirsty has over 15 years experience working in senior HR roles, including HR Director, within financial services, professional services and the public sector.  Most recently she has set up CutTheMustard HR, a HR consultancy based in York, providing strategic HR support and advice to SME’s across Yorkshire. CutTheMustard HR is on a mission to challenge the perception of HR in the workplace and provides a fresh new approach; one that has proved to deliver significant business results. Kirsty loves any excuse to get on her soap box to discuss all things HR and people related!

 

 

 

27th March 2019 Yorkshire Leadership Group 1

We would love to welcome you to our Yorkshire Leadership Group. It takes place once every 2 months for a day at the beautiful Rudding Park Hotel.

The format is as follows:

8.15 Breakfast

Masterclass from Shay McConnon on Engaging Your Workforce (details below)

Lunch

Peer group issues session

4.30 Close

Taster session available £125+vat

For further details and place reservations:

Denis Kaye at denis.kaye@yorkshireleadership.co.uk

Lisa Lister at lisa.lister@yorkshireleadership.co.uk

 

Morning masterclass:

The How to of Employee Engagement

Grow not only Leaders but Leadership

The greatest source of inefficiency for most organisations lies in working relationships

  • 75+% of people leave jobs because of relationship issues
  • A typical manager loses 25% of his/her day to unnecessary conflict
  • Only 30% of people trust their bosses

Despite billions being spent on leadership, we keep on having the same old costly people problems – conflict, mistrust, low morale and disengagement.

This is an old problem that requires a new approach, a different style of leadership, a culture that breeds openness, trust and engagement.

Shay McConnon will give you practical ways to create the culture of engagement where staff are happy, engaged, well led and productive. He specialises in mind set and behaviour change i.e. bringing about the change rather than talking about it – transformation rather than information.

The business case for employee engagement has been made, but people struggle to create it. Shay will share with you his approach for a multi-generational workplace. He will give you practical examples and tools you can use immediately to engage your staff and get them taking ownership for their issues. Shay gives you not only the Why and the What, but the How to for creating the workplace of the future, now.

Learn how to embed the What am I going to do? not What is management going to do? mind-set and the difference this has made to the culture of Siemens, Qatar Airways, CERN, Heineken, Environment Agency and others.

This practical, hands-on session will enable you to achieve

  • Higher levels of staff engagement
  • More ownership from everyone
  • Happier, more productive people
  • Reduced absenteeism and attrition
  • Higher profitability

Best of all, this change is driven by individuals, not management. It will equip your people to manage their working relationships and to make their place of work an even better place to work.

Shay McConnon

Shay McConnon is a psychologist, an author and the founder of McConnon International. With 5 regional offices and over 50 consultants, McConnon International offers global delivery of some unique leadership, engagement and culture solutions.

McConnon international is best known for its highly acclaimed An Even Better Place to Work, an employee engagement solution which has transformed teams in organisations like Siemens, Emirates, Yorkshire Water, the NHS and other leading organisations in Europe and the USA.

Because of his innovative work on engagement, Shay has been invited to be a member of the government backed task force on Employee Engagement, headed up by David McLeod.

Shay is a regular speaker at conferences, is a Fellow of the Professional Speakers Association and has recently been awarded top speaker by the Academy of Chief Executives.

He is a member of the Magic Circle and he uses magic to illustrate his key messages in a fun and memorable way.

“One of the most motivational, educational and moving keynote addresses we have ever heard- it was also the funniest by far” NACGT Conference organiser.

26th March 2019 Yorkshire Leadership Group 2

Rudding Park, Tuesday 26th March 2019

Morning masterclass

Revolutionise Your Bottom Line!

With Andy Hanselman

A practical session that takes your people through proven processes into improving profitability. No spreadsheets or financial trickery, but real examples of how 3D Businesses do it – it’s about pricing, it’s about efficiencies, it’s about maximising opportunities, and getting everyone in the business profit focused. The result is a practical ‘Route to Profitability’ plan that people can go away and make work!

The workshop will be in the typical Andy Hanselman Consulting style:

Participative, Practical, Business Focused, Action orientated, and … Fun 

This is what Andy says about himself:

No, I haven’t been up Everest, sailed round the world or won a gold medal (and hey, hats off to those who have!) but I do have over 25 years’ experience researching, working with and learning from these winning 3D Businesses….. and that’s what I share.

Clients tell us they like my real insights into how winning businesses get ahead, and stay ahead of their competitors – and the fact that I share practical stuff people can actually use.

Yes, it fires people up – but it does more than that! I give you the tools and techniques to actually do stuff!

 “We have worked with Andy for many years as a presenter and a fantastic host for our conferences, workshops and away days. Our members love to hear his engaging and practical presentations – His bubbly personality and energy is infectious and this makes his sessions both enjoyable and unique!”

Rachel McDermott, The Entrepreneurs’ Forum

Afternoon peer group issues session

8.15 Breakfast

Masterclass

Lunch

Peer group issues session

4.30 Close

Taster session available £125+vat

For further details and place reservations:

Denis Kaye at denis.kaye@yorkshireleadership.co.uk

Lisa Lister at lisa.lister@yorkshireleadership.co.uk

30th January 2019 – Yorkshire Leadership Group

Rudding Park, Wednesday 30 January 2019

Morning masterclass

HUMANISING HR Does your approach to HR give your business what it really needs?

As businesses grow, they need to change their approach to managing people. Quite often the impetus for change is a negative employee experience that leads to deployment of traditional HR methodologies, geared towards ‘prevention’ and ‘operational efficiency’. Instead of policing our people, we need approaches that drive the right human behaviours. We need to become ‘people experts’ in order to survive and protect the business culture that makes our business unique.

How much of a people expert are you? How can knowledge on the drivers of human behaviour lead to better people practices that give your business what it really needs? What changes can your business make right now?

This is a practical master-class based on a combination of academic research and real examples, through the eyes of an HR Director working within organisations from SME’s through to large Corporates. The presentation challenges some of the traditional approaches to HR and makes the case for a more ‘Human’ HR approach.

Delegates will leave the session with a wide range of practical solutions that they can apply easily to ‘humanise’ their approach to Human Resources on areas such as recruitment and induction, reward and recognition, policies and procedures and performance management.

SPEAKER

Kirsty Robinson Kirsty has over 17 years’ experience working in senior HR roles, including HR Director, within financial services, professional services and the public sector. Most recently she has set up CutTheMustard HR, a HR consultancy based in York, providing strategic HR support and advice to SME’s across Yorkshire. CutTheMustard HR is on a mission to challenge the perception of HR in the workplace and provides a fresh new approach; one that has proved to deliver significant business results. Kirsty loves any excuse to get on her soap box to discuss all things HR and people related!

Afternoon peer group issues session

8.15 Breakfast

Masterclass

Lunch

Peer group issues session

4.30 Close

Taster session available £125+vat

Further details and reservations via Lisa Lister, lisa.lister@yorkshireleadership.co.uk, or Denis Kaye, denis.kaye@yorkshireleadership.co.uk.

What the sex pistols can teach you about marketing!

The next 2 Yorkshire Leadership Groups are going to be on 28th November for the original group 1 and 27th November for group 2 at Rudding Park.

The timetable is as follows:

8.15am     Registration, coffee and bacon muffins

8.45am     Masterclass with Grant Leboff -What the sex pistols can teach you about marketing!

12.30pm   Buffet lunch

1.30pm     Facilitated peer group discussion of issues raised by attendees on the day

4.30pm     Close

The cost for the taster is £125+vat and includes all refreshments

For further details and place reservations:

Denis Kaye at denis.kaye@yorkshireleadership.co.uk Lisa Lister at lisa.lister@yorkshireleadership.co.uk

Masterclass details:

What the sex pistols can teach you about marketing!

What can an English punk rock band formed in London in 1975 teach us about the world of marketing today?

Digital Marketing appears to be evolving so quickly, it sometimes seems a struggle to keep up. Yet, the more digital develops, the easier it is to understand the mindset that is necessary to make marketing effective in the current environment.

Much of this thinking can be understood by identifying some of the factors in the meteoric rise of The Sex Pistols. Although they lasted just two-and-a-half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, they were one of the most influential acts in the history of popular music

In this presentation, Grant Leboff explains the strategic thinking and fundamentals to ensure your marketing works. In so doing, he will look at some of the new trends and developments in marketing today and uncover how they can be utilised productively.

He will explore:

  • The KSJO radio interview – How companies differentiate
  • The Today Programme – Establishing an effective marketing department
  • Anarchy In The UK – The key to engaging prospects and customers
  • Punk Politics – Creating effective digital communications
  • The Bromley Contingent – Earning mindshare in today’s business environment
  • Early Seventies Britain – Why an ethos matters
  • The First NME Interview – Being able to articulate your value proposition succinctly
  • The December 1976 Tour – Persuading prospects to buy
  • Malcolm McLaren – Leveraging existing communities The Week There Was No Number One – Context and its importance in messaging

The speaker

Grant Leboff is one of the UK’s leading Sales and Marketing experts and a YLG favourite.

His fourth book, ‘Digital Selling’, debuted at #1 on the Amazon charts prior to being published in September last year. ‘Stickier Marketing’ (2014) went straight to #1 in the Amazon Sales & Marketing Chart, and was in the top 10 overall Business Chart, on publication. ‘Sales Therapy’ (2007) and ‘Sticky Marketing’ (2011) were both in Amazon’s top 10 Business Books, and #1 in the Sales & Marketing bestsellers chart.

A thought leader in his field, Grant’s main focus is to address the massive changes that are taking place in a world that is constantly being introduced to new technologies. He continually challenges Sales & Marketing conventions that become accepted wisdom, but don’t necessarily deliver results.

Having built a successful direct marketing company, which he started in 2002, Leboff sold it in 2008. As well as undertaking work as a Non Executive Director, he now has a number of other business interests. Sticky Marketing Club® Ltd., is a sales and marketing consultancy providing companies with the strategies to thrive in an increasingly competitive world – www.stickymarketing.com  produces a wealth of resources and information on effective Sales and Marketing for organisations in an ever-changing business environment.

Grant is a Fellow of The Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing as well as being a regular contributor to many business magazines and newspapers.  Amongst others, he has been featured in the Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Financial Times, The Daily Mirror and The Sun. He has appeared on BBC Radio on numerous occasions as well as being featured on a significant number of US radio networks.

Booking and further information

Contact Denis Kaye  (denis.kaye@yorkshireleadership.co.uk) or

Lisa Lister (lisa.lister@yorkshireleadership.co.uk)

 

29th January 2019 Yorkshire Leadership Group

The next Yorkshire Leadership Group 2 is going to be 29th January at Rudding Park – Repton room and the timetable is as follows:

8.15am     Registration, coffee and bacon muffins

8.45am     Masterclass with Dave Hall: Think again! The strategic role of creativity.

12.30pm   Buffet lunch

1.30pm     Facilitated peer group discussion of issues raised by attendees on the day

4.30pm     Close

The cost for the taster is £125+vat and includes all refreshments

For further details and place reservations:

Denis Kaye at denis.kaye@yorkshireleadership.co.uk Lisa Lister at lisa.lister@yorkshireleadership.co.uk

Think again! The strategic role of creativity

With Dave Hall

Objectives

This workshop will demonstrate how creativity can remove the blockages that operate within everyone’s minds, to unleash the power of Breakthrough Thinking, to generate ideas that are both novel and useful. A culture of creativity can substantially differentiate an organisation, attracting and retaining the best staff whilst enhancing added value.

Dave Hall Outcomes

Attendees will leave with:

  • an understanding of the strategic benefit of adopting creative thinking
  • an understanding of the blockages that operate within the mind of all individuals that effectively stifle creativity;
  • practical experience of specific techniques to overcome those blockages;

Approach

By identifying the key blocks to creativity, it is possible to develop strategies to overcome them, and then to release the creative potential of absolutely anyone.

The presentation will explore the following topics:

  1. Blocks • The thinking process • The brain as a patterning system
Announcing the next Yorkshire Leadership Group (2)

The next Yorkshire Leadership Group is going to be 25th September at Rudding Park – Repton Room and the timetable is as follows:

8.15am     Registration, coffee and bacon muffins

8.45am     Facilitated peer group discussion of issues raised by attendees on the day

12.30pm   Buffet lunch

1.30pm     Masterclass with Julia Felton – Leadership – straight from the horses mouth

4.00pm     Close

The cost for the taster is £125+vat and includes all refreshments

For further details and place reservations:

Denis Kaye at denis.kaye@yorkshireleadership.co.uk Lisa Lister at lisa.lister@yorkshireleadership.co.uk

Leadership Straight From The Horses’ Mouth!

 With Julia Felton

Business is changing rapidly and we all know that the old styles of leadership will no longer get you where you want to go. But how do you learn these new behaviours to help you lead in the fast-paced, ever-changing world that is the 21st century?

What if a horse could show you a new paradigm? A way of acting and being that will serve you more effectively in the future. After all horses have existed for millions of years and have learnt how to

adapt and become agile to survive in their surroundings. Some might say they have learnt to lead-on-the-hoof.

The challenges the herd face daily mirror some of the challenges that business is facing today. They teach us how to stay grounded and present in times of chaos, and how to summon moment to moment calm, strength, focus, respect, and trust to maintain a mutually safe and beneficial working relationship. They offer immediate feedback about our presence, emotional intelligence, and body language. They model for us how to work as a real team, one where the leadership is shared, where communication is authentic and where the vision is crystal clear. How would you like these traits in your business?

During this practical, interactive masterclass you will have the unique opportunity to work hands on with the horses to receive 100% unbiased instant feedback about your leadership style and the impact you have on others.

  • Are you an inspiring, compelling and motivating leader who people want to follow?
  • Are your behaviours aligned and congruent?
  • Is your communication clear and effective?

And if things are not going as planned then you have an opportunity to re-calibrate

what you’re doing and experience a different result.

There is no horse riding during this masterclass as all sessions are carried out on the ground and it doesn’t matter whether you have any horse experience or not. The opportunity for a breakthrough, whether in your business or personal life, is profound. This event is all about experiential learning, so you will also be participating providing feedback on what you observe.

Some of the outcomes you can expect are:

  • How you need to grow for your business to grow
  • Leading out of your comfort zone
  • How to use your leadership strengths to overcome barriers to success
  • The importance of body language and how to communicate with clarity
  • Creating a collaborative team
  • Negotiating conflict
  • and so much ……….

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Julia Felton is a Change Catalyst and the Herd Leader at Business Horse Power Ltd, a company dedicated to supporting businesses with an entrepreneurial spirit to grow and become more productive and profitable. Uniquely, she partners with her herd of horses to help senior executive and business leaders to embed a shared purpose, evolve their leadership capability and empower team members so they can enable sustainable change in the workplace.

 Through experiential workshops, executive coaching and mentoring she encourages business leaders to challenge the status quo and step out of their comfort zone to see things from another perspective. She believes business can be improved through leveraging the wisdom of horses and applying the laws of nature where there is no wasted time, energy and resources.

Julia has a 25-plus year proven track record in business with companies like Arthur Andersen and Deloitte. This extensive background in business enables makes her a master translator when running her workshops with horses as she can easily translate what is happening in the barn back to the boardroom so that clients can readily appreciate the practical application of the business lessons they experience.

Julia is also the creator of the Business-on-the-Hoof Blueprint – a framework for creating an agile, purpose-driven business that can thrive in today’s challenging environment, and that is sustainable and consciously aware of how it impacts society. She is also a sought after international speaker

Julia is also the author of two books: Unbridled Success: How The Secret Lives Of Horses Impacts Leadership, Teamwork and Communication and The Alchemy Of Change: Ancient Wisdom Re-Invented To Unlock The Potential Of Leaders and Teams.

 

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