Cirrus CEO awarded DBA
Congratulations to Simon Hayward, founder and CEO of Cirrus, who has been awarded a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration). Simon studied at Manchester Business School, where the DBA programme is ranked as one of the top three in the world.
Simon chose to focus his DBA research on ‘Connected Leadership’, looking at the importance of shared purpose and direction, authenticity, devolved decision making, collaboration and agility in the age of the post-heroic leader.
He has now been commissioned by FT Publishing to write a book on ‘Connected Leadership’.
Simon is a respected thought leader and features regularly in leading publications including the Financial Times, The Sunday Times, Management Today, Human Resources and The Guardian, as well as on Sky News and the BBC. He is valued by many clients including Three, Marks & Spencer, Pentland Brands and Provident, for his advice and facilitation. He has a wealth of strategic consultancy and leadership experience and has developed leadership strategy and leadership teams as well as major development programmes across Europe, Asia, North America and the Far East. He focuses on supporting clients to achieve shifts in performance.
Simon has been recognised by the World of Learning Awards, British Gas/Daily Express Tomorrow’s People Awards and Entrepreneur of the Year awards. He led Academee, a successful strategic learning business, to be recognised as the fifth Best Workplace in the UK by the Financial Times, and one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Workplaces. The company also won a special Business Excellence Award for People and People Results.
His work with clients has been recognised by the People Management Awards, Management Consultancies Association Awards, HR Excellence Awards, Personnel Today Awards and the Hotel Catering Personnel and Training Awards.
Simon’s other qualifications include an MBA from Manchester Business School and a BA (Hons) in English from Oxford University. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a member of the British Academy of Management and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Simon also set up and led the 50/50/50 Challenge which has raised over £100,000 over the last three years for cancer charities.