Event: Wednesday 8th January 2014


Monthly Meeting

Wednesday 8th January 2014 – 6pm

Address Details: Minster Exchange, Minster Pavement, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7PP

Speaker: Gwyn Rogers – ‘Risky Talent’ – What gets people to the top and keeps them there?

It’s obvious that investing in a business without the right amount of due diligence is unwise.  So why don’t we have the same ‘mind set’ when it comes to selecting and developing the most essential people to take the business forward?  Why do we persist in trying to predict whether people will perform, rather than identifying  their ‘fatal flaws’ that will prevent them from getting to the top, or lead them to derail once they are there?

This session takes a fresh look at what constitutes ‘leadership talent’, what we really mean by potential, how we measure it and whether it can be developed.  Using recent examples drawn from the private and public sector, plus research based on assessment data from over 9,000 leaders, this session will challenge existing assumptions and examine the changing definition of talent.  It will also provide practical guidance about how to manage the risk of identifying, selecting and developing the people who will make your business succeed.

If you are a business leader, talent manager or someone whose organisation lives or dies by the quality of their people, then this session is for you.  It is intended to be interactive, practical and thought provoking.

Gwyn Rogers MPhil, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Gwyn has worked in the fields of Leadership Consulting, Talent Identification and Development and Change Management for more than 25 years.   His expertise includes Board and Executive Coaching, Leadership Assessment and Development, Learning and Development and advising on the people related aspects of change.  He has an extensive track record working with multinational businesses, professional services and Public Sector organisations, from board level to the front line.   He has led and delivered major projects across sectors which also include banking, retail, outsourcing, engineering, financial services, manufacturing, utilities, FMCG, communications and leisure.  This has seen him work with companies such as Marks and Spencer, RBS, Airbus, Halcrow, Serco, EMI, Berendsen, William Hill, Masterfoods and Sky.  He has also been involved in the selection and ongoing coaching of CEOs and board members of several UK PLCs, Partnerships and FTSE organisations, as well as having a wide experience in Top Team development.  Gwyn is a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

To book please go to: www.theexecutivenetwork.org

The cost for members is £10

Guests who meet the membership criteria of The Executive Network are most welcome. Please send a brief biography/LinkedIn profile to Joan & Sue.

The cost for guests is £20

Cancellations must be made by notifying us by email at [email protected] Members and guests who cancel at least 3 days prior to the event will receive a full refund.