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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

15th May Yorkshire Leadership Group 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 David Smith “Embracing the drivers of change” (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

Embracing the drivers of change

‘Better to be roughly right than precisely wrong’

       John Maynard Keynes

Rudding Park – Wednesday 15 May 2019

David A. Smith

Many organizations are being blindsided by change, as disruption takes hold in most sectors.

From technology, new competition and consumer behavior, to business models and new forms of organization.

  • Root causes of declines in public companies’: (Society of Actuaries)
    • 60% strategic risks.
    • 30% operational risks.
    • 10% financial risks.
  • In many cases the assumptions on which the organization has been built and is being run no longer fit reality. (Peter Drucker)
  • Digital models account for disappearance of half of the Fortune 500 since 2000. (WEF)

The greatest danger to the future of most organizations is failing to anticipate and react to change. Change in their marketplace, product or service, change in their competition or change in client and consumer requirements. The past is littered with once great and famous organisations such as; Kodak, Nokia, Mororola, Xerox, Blockbuster who once dominated their sectors but whilst seeing what was required to survive, even leading it, refused to change.

It’s not so much as can’t change as won’t change. It’s about embracing strategic change.

This workshop will help identify the drivers of change and help delegates to engage with them.

Delegates will become familiar with tools and methods that help them to steer a path through the wealth of disrupters and map a path of their impact on their own organisations.

David will help us to understand the many trends that are impacting our organisations, help us discern their impact on our own firms and map out how and when they may be impactful in the future. Delegates will become increasingly aware of the impact of the drivers of change, on their business and their business models and be armed with tools to continue the work when they return to work.

We should recall the words of Dr. D.W. Demming:

‘It is not necessary to change. Survival isn’t mandatory.’

David Smith is the founder and CEO of Global Futures and Foresight and a practicing professional Futurist. He has a 35 year business career in IT and IT services organisations in sales, general management, marketing and strategy roles addressing commercial, public sector and financial services markets. He has recently worked with many of the world’s largest organisations including; RBS, Lloyds, Lloyds of London, Experian, CBRE, CSC, Intel, Cisco, Microsoft, Siemens, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PWC, KPMG, Bausch & Lomb, Linpac, Kraft, Heinz, John Lewis, Roche, Philips, NATO and the EU etc. He is a regular keynote speaker and lecturer at business schools across Europe.

For further information

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

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

14th May Yorkshire Leadership Group Group 2

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

Peer group issues session

Lunch

Masterclass from David Smith “Embracing the drivers of change.” (details below)

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

 

Embracing the drivers of change

‘Better to be roughly right than precisely wrong’

       John Maynard Keynes

Rudding Park – Tuesday 14 May 2019

David A. Smith

Many organizations are being blindsided by change, as disruption takes hold in most sectors.

From technology, new competition and consumer behavior, to business models and new forms of organization.

  • Root causes of declines in public companies’: (Society of Actuaries)
    • 60% strategic risks.
    • 30% operational risks.
    • 10% financial risks.
  • In many cases the assumptions on which the organization has been built and is being run no longer fit reality. (Peter Drucker)
  • Digital models account for disappearance of half of the Fortune 500 since 2000. (WEF)

The greatest danger to the future of most organizations is failing to anticipate and react to change. Change in their marketplace, product or service, change in their competition or change in client and consumer requirements. The past is littered with once great and famous organisations such as; Kodak, Nokia, Mororola, Xerox, Blockbuster who once dominated their sectors but whilst seeing what was required to survive, even leading it, refused to change.

It’s not so much as can’t change as won’t change. It’s about embracing strategic change.

This workshop will help identify the drivers of change and help delegates to engage with them.

Delegates will become familiar with tools and methods that help them to steer a path through the wealth of disrupters and map a path of their impact on their own organisations.

David will help us to understand the many trends that are impacting our organisations, help us discern their impact on our own firms and map out how and when they may be impactful in the future. Delegates will become increasingly aware of the impact of the drivers of change, on their business and their business models and be armed with tools to continue the work when they return to work.

We should recall the words of Dr. D.W. Demming:

‘It is not necessary to change. Survival isn’t mandatory.’

David Smith is the founder and CEO of Global Futures and Foresight and a practicing professional Futurist. He has a 35 year business career in IT and IT services organisations in sales, general management, marketing and strategy roles addressing commercial, public sector and financial services markets. He has recently worked with many of the world’s largest organisations including; RBS, Lloyds, Lloyds of London, Experian, CBRE, CSC, Intel, Cisco, Microsoft, Siemens, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PWC, KPMG, Bausch & Lomb, Linpac, Kraft, Heinz, John Lewis, Roche, Philips, NATO and the EU etc. He is a regular keynote speaker and lecturer at business schools across Europe.

For further information

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

Denis Kaye  (denis.kaye@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)