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Global Table Conversation #2: Krishna Thapa and Alice Bromage

Subscriber only Content - 'Conversations from around the Global Table' are participative online events, where we bring  guests who have different perspectives on the world, through their cultural background or work and life experiences, to share some stories and thinking with us. Audience members are able to directly ask questions of the guest and share reflections on the discussion with everyone listening. All subscribers to Ideas for Leaders are invited to join the sessions.

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Global Table Conversation #3: An Introduction to Territory Mapping with Anthony Willoughby and Andy Stoker

Subscriber Only Content - Anthony Willoughby is a veteran of roads less travelled, and in this conversation recounts some of his experiences from his various expeditions, which included crossing the notorious Taklamakan desert in China by camel, climbing 7,546m Mt. Mustagh Ata in the Parmirs without oxygen or porters and walking across Papua New Guinea with 24 bottles of wine, no food and a persistent complainer which inspired his philosophy of I Will Not Complain

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Trust & Clarity Conversation with Emmanuel Mankura and Krishna Thapa

Emmanuel Mankura is a Maasai Elder and Krishna Thapa a Nepali Gurkha, as well as UK special forces senior mountain leader and Everest summiteer.

In this two hour conversation with a group from the Ideas for Leaders community they discuss the importance of Trust and Clarity in a leadership role, and how these issues have shaped they way they behave as leaders - as well as how their communities and experiences have developed these capacities.

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Coaching and the Trust Wheel Conversation with Emmanuel Mankura and Krishna Thapa

In this focused conversation with two remarkable and hugely insightful people, we continue our exploration of what traditional societies know and understand implicitly as well as explicitly about good leadership. practice. Emmanuel Mankura is a Maasai Elder who has travelled the world sharing his knowledge and wisdom gleaned from his community, heritage and enormous acuity. Krishna Thapa is an Everest summiteer, SAS soldier and Nepali Gurkha, who has led teams to the top of the world, and into the some of the world's most dangerous zones. 

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Brain Gain - Spring 2020: Trump's Second Term

News Analysis: May 2020
  • Learning & Behaviour

Barring the kinds of malevolent acts of violence to which the USA is prone, six months from now the world will be...

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Global Table Conversation #4: Charles Irvine on Our Big Opportunity

The Covid-19 crisis has brought massive disruption to over half the globe's population, and considerably more of the global economy. It has devastated lives through the ill-health and lost lives it has incurred, and it has isolated and incarcerated millions of families and individuals. But it has also been a time to stop, reflect and re-evaluate what is important in our lives. These realisations have led to conversations around the world and a growing determination that after the crisis passes, we must not allow the world to return to its pre-crisis state.

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Witness, Acknowledge and Reflect the Behavioural Change - with Exchange Theatre

News Analysis: June 2020
  • experiential learning
  • Learning & Behaviour
  • theatre

June, a student, raises her hand. Her classmates whoop and clap approvingly. The actors on stage freeze. The Leadmaster (facilitator) invites her on stage and asks her how she would intervene in the staged scenario. She says that as a...

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Prof Ranga Ramanujam on Leading in Volatile and Uncertain TImes

At times of uncertainty and volatility people look for tangible, believable, leadership—and today we are living in unprecedented times that will truly test organizational leadership to the full.

The current Covid-19 crisis and the inevitable economic turbulence that will follow are bound to set extraordinary challenges for business leaders―both in managing the unpredictable day-to-day and in setting strategy for the future.

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Global Table Conversation #5: Pam Warren and Falling in Love with Change

By her own admission before 5th October, 1999, Pam Warren was firmly inside her comfort-zone. A financial adviser working in the City of London, the certainty of numbers and spreadsheets were reassuring and reliably familiar. Today she is an advocate for disruption – life is too short not to grab opportunities and try to make things better.

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Sarah Thurstan on Personal Presence

Sarah Thurstan is a film and theatre actor by training but has focused on developing people's personal and executive presence for the last 20 years, working with students at leading business schools and executives at large organisations across the globe. She has just published her book, Personal Presence, and discusses some of the core ideas in that here.

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Global Table Conversation #6: Orit Wolf and Suspending Judgement to Innovate

Dr Orit Wolf possesses a unique set of skills. She is an acclaimed international concert pianist, executive mentor, senior lecturer and expert business consultant in the area of innovative thinking and creative marketing. By the age of 23 she had already acquired three summa cum laude degrees from Tel Aviv University, Boston University, and the Royal Academy of Music, winning numerous international awards. She was then offered teaching positions at Leeds University, Tel Aviv University, Lahav Business School and the Shenkar Institute.

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Negotiation Fundamentals for Business Leaders: Prof Gillian Ku - London Business School

The key to driving value in any interdependent relationship is the art and science of negotiation. Indeed, negotiations are ubiquitous and individuals and leaders negotiate all the time—be it with employees, external stakeholders, vendors, venture capitalists. Many of us, however, know little about the strategy and psychology of effective negotiations.

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Leading an AI Enhanced Organisation: Prof Jose-Luis Guerrero of Georgetown University

The COVID-19 crisis and the inevitable economic turbulence to follow will set extraordinary challenges for business leaders―both in managing the unpredictable day-to-day and in rethinking strategies for future growth and sustainability.

With this will come an unparalleled opportunity to develop strategies that take full advantage of the new tools presented by AI—data analytics, machine learning, robotics, blockchain, etc. 

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Emotional Intelligence for the New Normal - Shayna Humphrey - Vanderbilt University

In the context of a global crisis we have looked to leaders who can couple their requisite industry knowledge with attributes of exceptional self-control and poise.

In a recent IEDP webinar, we welcomed emotional intelligence expert and Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University, Shayna Humphrey to unpack these intrapersonal attributes—that are born of high emotional intelligence, and which enable leaders to steady their teams, motivate high performance, and deliver meaningful results, even under trying conditions.

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Global Table Conversation #8: Alice Bromage and the Black Mambas on Resilience, Leadership and Growth

What can we learn from an all-female anti-poaching unit that transfers to organisations globally? Alice Bromage, a former British army officer, who has worked closely with the Black Mambas, takes us through a detailed look at the complexities of their wider context and how by focusing on and 'doing the right thing' with the team it has transformed not just the women unit members, and massively improved the anti-poaching ourcomes, but also has wider effects to their communities, health and sense of self-value and possibilities of what they can achieve. 

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Global Table Conversation #7: Christo Brand and Terry Waite on Forgiveness and Reconciliation

An extraordinary conversation with two extraordinary men, bringing their recollections, insights and perspectives from their separate but related experiences as captor and captive - and their subsequent journey to understand that to progress and move on, they must embrace forgiveness and reconciliation with those who they held by or who they held.

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