September 18-20, 2017
Jury's Inn (Oxford Hotel & Conference Venue)
Modern leadership for the changing world of publishing The last decade or so has been a period of increasingly rapid change for publishing as it has for many industries. Roland Smith of the Center for Creative Leadership has described this new business environment as one of perpetual white water. This is supported by an IBM study of over 1,500 CEOs who identified their number one concern as the growing complexity of their environments. Furthermore, the majority of those CEOs said that their organisations are not equipped to cope with this complexity. Organisation of the course In this 3-day intensive course, participants will learn how to cope with complex leadership issues by working through a series of case studies that are especially relevant to publishing today. The programme will improve their decision-making ability in innovative and complex environments. The course also includes personal career coaching Barbara van Schaik will help you become a better leader and enhance your career within publishing. Who should attend? The course would benefit all who are currently in, or strive to be in a publishing leadership role. The focus, coverage and career coaching aspects of the course will be particularly useful for individuals who are future leaders and those who demonstrate leadership potential. The course objectives are: -Understanding the complexity of today’s publishing business -Realising the difference between leadership & management -Developing a personal leadership style Topics include: -Inspiring Leaders - how to develop thought leadership & strategic level thinking -Big picture, Small actions - how to connect vision, mission, strategy, and tactics -Complexity in Management - how to become more insightful -Service Dominant Logic - how technology can help to drive value for customers -Creating a Narrative - how storytelling can help influence others and inspire change