ella April All Group Forum speaker confirmed

By 18/01/2016ella News

simon haywardWe are delighted to announce that Simon Hayward has been confirmed as the guest speaker for our All Group Forum on the 12th April.

ella has adopted the principles set out in Simon’s new book; ‘Connected Leadership; how to build a more agile and customer driven business’ in it’s own management and are excited that Simon is coming to share his thoughts and findings with all of our Third Sector leaders.

Simon is the Founder and CEO of Cirrus, a leader in talent, leadership and engagement. Building on 25 years’ experience working with leading clients to develop great leaders and boost engagement, creating and delivering effective leadership and brand engagement solutions. Cirrus partners with ambitious, international organisations across a range of sectors including retail, financial services, high tech and government, who need to accelerate and sustain change and has offices in London, Melbourne and Wilmslow.

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According to Amazon; “Connected Leadership provides a clear, practical guide for leaders of organisations who wish to create a more connected, agile and customer-oriented organisation in a digitally connected, customer-driven 21st century business environment.

It lays out the key factors of the connected organisation and the leadership behaviours that will allow these factors to become embedded and sustainable.  It provides a range of case examples to demonstrate what this looks like in practice, complemented by a series of tools and techniques that leaders can use to diagnose their organisation’s current position and plot a successful course to achieve these more connected ways of working.

It is, at heart, a real-world guide to changing your leadership style and approach to align an organisation’s culture and values with those needed in a world where the prevailing models of command and control are so obviously failing.”


We are really looking forward to welcoming Simon to our All Group Forum and learning how we can put the ideas in his book into practice, it promises to be a Forum not to miss.

The Forum details are as follows:

12th April

9.30am – 4.30pm

CCLA, Senator House, 85 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4ET

ella Members should notify Phil if they are able to attend. Guests and prospective members can contact Phil Thompson – phil@ella-forums.org to find out if there are spaces available.