Bristol Leadership Forum 1: Challenging times call for worldly leadership

Today’s unprecedented global economic crisis presents a unique challenge for business leaders. Do you have the right leadership knowledge and skills to drive your business to success? In this highly anticipated free seminar, Professor Sharon Turnbull presented ancient and indigenous leadership strategies from across the globe that offer effective alternative perspectives to today’s complex leadership challenges.

In this session, Sharon shared her findings from extensive research at The Leadership Trust and lead a participative discussion into how these ideas can be applied to the leadership challenges facing businesses in the UK today.

This free seminar was one of a series of events organised for the ESRC funded ABLE Project.

There was also the opportunity to attend the Distinguished Executive Address by Jon Moynihan, Executive Chairman of PA Consulting Group at City Hall.

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This was an interactive seminar aimed at business leaders. The aim was to provide new insights into today’s complex leadership challenges by examining ancient techniques and solutions

The Bristol Leadership Forum is a new initiative, jointly hosted by UWE and Moon Consulting, aimed at providing an interactive and confidential forum to learn new ways of thinking and challenge the status quo. 

Background of speaker

Professor Sharon Turnbull is Head of Research and a Fellow at The Leadership Trust. She is a leadership development specialist and academic who has published widely, and whose interests are in global executive development, organisational culture and change.

Following a successful corporate career in HR and Management Development, Sharon directed and taught on executive MBAs and other corporate executive programmes at Lancaster University Management School for almost ten years. In 2003, she was appointed to the Centre for Applied Leadership Research at The Leadership Trust. Sharon has a PhD in Management and an MBA (Distinction) from Lancaster University.

This forum took place on Wednesday 9 October 2013.

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