Cirrus welcomed over 30 guests to the stunning Mandarin Oriental in Singapore on the evening of Tuesday 23 September.
Cirrus CEO Dr Simon Hayward talked through the key themes of his recently-published book, Connected Leadership: How to build a more agile, customer-driven business. We were also joined by a very special guest speaker, Ewan Clark, Standard Chartered’s Global Head of Leadership Effectiveness and OD.
Standard Chartered is a featured case study in Simon’s book. The business is a great example of connected leadership in action as it has a very clear purpose and direction. Its brand promise, ‘Here for Good’, helps to unite 90,000 global employees, who are encouraged to align their own values with those of the organisation.
Our hosts Mandarin Oriental are also a featured case study in the book. Mandarin Oriental is an excellent example of devolved decision-making. A core set of standards ensures outstanding levels of customer service, and each individual hotel has the freedom to tailor its services in line with local traditions to offer unique experiences.
“It’s a real pleasure to welcome so many of our clients and friends in Singapore to such a wonderful venue,” said Alison Tickner, Managing Director of Cirrus in Asia-Pacific. “Our guests not only had the opportunity to hear from Simon and Ewan but also to engage in a fascinating Q&A and discussion session.”
Some of the key points raised included:
- Connected leadership and the importance of increased digital ways of working
- The role of HR to be more proactive and clear on the strategic people narrative
- The way business leaders and HR professionals can engage better to create a connected business agenda.
Two further book launch events are coming up in Australia on Thursday this week and Monday next week. Each event will run from 6.00pm – 8.00pm:
- Sydney: Thursday 25 February, hosted by Woolworths and Ipsos
- Melbourne: Monday 29 February, hosted by Westpac
A few places are still available and priority will be given to Cirrus clients. If you’re interested in coming along, please let us know. We’d love to hear from you.