Today’s disruptive environment requires organisations to find ingenious ways to stay ahead of the competition. And this typically begins with focusing on the people who lead them. It’s true that no organisational leader is going to say they don’t focus on their people but how many leaders can honestly say they put people before process in everything they do? All too often, the workplace culture is characterised by hierarchical reporting structures, siloed job functions and workers far removed from their customers. Yet a new breed of leaders is bucking the trend and making a conscious effort to create a culture that empowers everyone. The reasons for doing so are simple. Enterprises can only speed up time-to-value if their people are ready to do new things like work in cross-functional teams. They can only be flexible and adaptable, continuously evolving in the face of new competition, if their employees are open to change. Organisations can only simplify themselves and become agile in the process if their people have the skills and aptitude to change. Hosted by the Financial Times, in partnership with PA Consulting, this private dinner, held under the Chatham House Rule, will convene leading management and talent executives to discuss how leaders of organisations, big and small, can create a culture that empowers employees to be better able to hire and retain the best, achieve stellar financial performance and deliver against commercial objectives.
Leading a dynamic organisation in disruptive times
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Agenda - 11th Jun
6:45pmWelcome from FT and opening provocation from PA
Andrew Hill is an award-winning columnist and senior journalist at the Financial Times. As Associate Editor and Management Editor, he writes a weekly column on business, strategy and management, as well as contributing longer features and taking part in video discussions and podcasts. He is a regular public speaker and chair of panels on leadership and management.
Since joining the FT in 1988, he has worked in various roles, including editor of the daily Lombard column on British business and finance, Financial Editor, Comment & Analysis Editor, New York Bureau Chief, Foreign News Editor, and correspondent in Brussels and Milan. He is a member of the FT’s Editorial Board.
Mr Hill was named Business Commentator of the Year 2016 in the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards and Best Commentator at the 2009 Business Journalist of the Year Awards, where he also received the Decade of Excellence award for sustained achievement in business and financial journalism.
His latest book is Ruskinland (Pallas Athene, 2019), a personal exploration of John Ruskin’s life, work and enduring influence on our world, published to coincide with the bicentenary of the great thinker’s birth. He is also the author of Leadership in the Headlines (FT Publishing, 2016), a selection of his FT columns and insights about how leaders lead.
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The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.
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