Tanith Dodge, Director of Human Resources at M&S, joined Cirrus and guests for breakfast at The Delaunay, London, Wednesday 25 June 2014.
Cirrus round table breakfasts are all about connecting groups of leaders together to share experience, ideas, and insights. At our latest event, we looked at how connected leadership can create connected companies with our special guest Tanith Dodge, Director of Human Resources at Marks & Spencer. We were delighted to welcome other senior leaders from The Co-operative Bank, Intu, Ipsos MORI, Royal Mail and Three.
So, how can connected leadership create connected companies? How can leaders communicate a clear direction, purpose and values to engage employees inside the organisation as well as customers beyond it? There was a lot of insightful and interesting discussion, and some of the key points were…
- Get the CEO and the top team on board
- Connect people to change
- Create belief in values
- HR as a facilitator of connectivity and change
- Culture as a real differentiator
- How you know when you’re connected
You can download a pdf with some further insights here: Connected Leaders, Connected Companies. We hope this provides some useful focus and tips for you and your organisation.
You may also be interested in our recent article on connected leadership and emotional intelligence, Tough Times call for Soft Measures, published in The HR Director.