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Matt has been in leadership positions for the last 20 years and has been conducting research in to the ‘common denominator’ of great leaders over the past two years. Matt will share insight into a few of those most common denominators and use these findings to offer advice to the next generation of leaders. Leadership is there within us all, we just need to know how to harness it. Matt was educated and awarded at Coventry University, Cambridge University and Harvard Business School. However, his early career path began as a racing cyclist, where he represented a French racing team and also represented Great Britain. Starting on a graduate program at Rolls Royce Aerospace, at just 26 years old, Matt was offered a Director role within the Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace business. His next challenge took him into the service industry as a Managing Director within Serco PLC and he has since held Chief Operating Officer position at National Express and Vix. Matt now owns APT Business Solutions and advises organisations such as Transport for the North, Transport for Greater Manchester and is an associate in GLG New York. He is about to publish a book on the importance of emotional and social intelligence in leadership. He is still a keen cyclist, a multi-rated pilot and arranges charity events for children charities such as BLISS and Clic Sargent. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Business Psychologist Andrew Sillitoe explores why some people rise to the top 20% in their field starting with research into why young people stay engaged with sport throughout their teens. Engaging others to operate at their full potential may be less of a mystery than we think – listen to Andrew’s story about what he learnt on the road playing street hockey and what it takes to create a high performance culture. All TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells videos recorded by Graham Hobbs, Clockhouse Productions. http://www.clockhouse.co.uk/ When Andrew Sillitoe was 9 his mum bought him a street hockey stick. An unusual gift for an English boy living in the South East of England, but in that moment, his life would never be the same. He is now one of the most recognisable names in the inline hockey scene, both as a player and coach. Andrew studied an MSc in Organisational Psychology from Birkbeck University. He wrote his first book Managing the Mist How to develop winning mind-sets and create high performing teams in 2013. Andrew helps organisations achieve commercial success by creating teams with purpose. He passionately believes that a team with purpose is more innovative, diverse and agile to any organisation. He lives in Royal Tunbridge Wells with his wife Lucie and their two daughters Izzie and Freya. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
"...What does your boss say about that? - I don't know, I don't think I have one…” Erik Ringertz believes in the natural ways of managing, being organised and taking decisions without the need for bureaucracy and hierarchical structures. In this enlightening talk, he walks us through his philosophy of creating a trust culture in a company and how important is to build upon perspectives rather than just considering facts. Erik Ringertz is the CEO of Netlight Consulting, an international IT consulting firm originated in Stockholm, Sweden. Since its founding in 1999, Netlight has gained a reputation for its inspirational culture and management and has been ranked as one of the top Swedish enterprises for the last several years. Erik was awarded titles such as “Super Talent” and “Executive of the Year” for his managerial accomplishments. Erik Ringertz spent his childhood and teenage years in Munich, before moving to Stockholm in the 1990s. There he graduated from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology with a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management. He initially worked at Ericsson before joining Netlight. In 2014 he moved back to Munich with his wife and four children to take part in the company’s expansion in Germany. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Do you think backbiting is happening at your workplace or place of study? Glenn Rolfsen's talk is about what contributes to a toxic work environment and what the significant factors are that determine our working life quality. His approach addresses how to achieve a permanent end to slander and bullying among adults in the workplace. Glenn D. Rolfsen is a psychotherapist working in corporate health service in Oslo. He has also worked as a teacher to educate gestalt therapists in Norway and several European countries. He is particularly concerned with the psychosocial work environment in enterprises. As corporate counsel and leadership consultant, he works daily to improve working life quality for employees. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Jonathan Bricker's work has uncoved a scientifically sound approach to behavior change that is twice as effective as most currently practiced methods. His new methods are driving new norms and new apps for how people quit smoking and decrease obesity, saving many people from an early death. Jonathan Bricker is an internationally recognized scientific leader in a bold approach called acceptance and commitment therapy. A Stanford researcher called his use of the approach “a breakthrough in behavioral research [that] has major public health implications for the major causes of preventable death.” Bricker and his team, having received $10 million in total federal research grants to study this topic, are rigorously testing this intervention on multiple platforms, including smartphone apps, websites, and telephone coaching. His SmartQuit app for quitting smoking was recently launched and is now in distribution worldwide. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Axel Zein promotes a new way we manage businesses today: think of business as a sport. In sports, the team is decisive; the team with the best players usually wins. And sports are fun. So what qualifies a manager to be the perfect coach for his team?
Who is doing the work in a normal company? It is not the CEO, not the managers but the engineers, the guys on the shop floor and the sales reps. They are the players on the ield. A manager is supposed to be their coach. But we are not educated to be coaches. During our careers we usually encounter a couple of really bad bosses, many mediocre managers and only a few outstanding ones.
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