Cirrus CEO Dr Simon Hayward launched his book, Connected Leadership: How to build a more agile, customer-driven business, in Edinburgh on the evening of Wednesday 8 June. Many thanks to our clients DWF, who hosted the event at their Edinburgh offices and to our special guest speaker – Neil Barrell, Director of People Services at Three UK.
Three is a featured case study in the book and Neil talked about how Three has become a more agile and connected organisation following an extensive programme of leadership development.
The book provides a clear, practical guide for business leaders who wish to create more agile and customer-oriented organisations in a digitally connected, customer-driven 21st century business environment.
Published in December 2015 by FT Publishing, it was WHSmith’s Business Book of the Month in January. Simon has recently returned from a book tour of Singapore and Australia.
This event proved a great opportunity to hear more about the key themes of the book and to enjoy drinks and canapés in a relaxed environment with guests from a wide range of organisations.
Simon talked about the importance of developing more connected leadership across organisations in our fast-changing world, drawing on his extensive research. He shared some fascinating insights from his work with clients and shared some practical hints and tips.
Guests took part in a lively Q&A session with Neil and Simon and there was a great deal of discussion between guests, all of whom took home a signed copy of Simon’s book.
Connected Leadership has been well received and highly recommended by several business leaders and academics.
“A great read for managers and leaders who want to make a difference, full of stories and tools everyone can relate to. This book will really help you.”
Paul Matthews, CEO, UK & Europe, Standard Life
If you’d like to know more about the topic of connected leadership, please let us know. We’d love to talk to you.
Above, left to right: Michael McLaughlin from DWF, Neil Barrell from Three and Simon Hayward from Cirrus.