Become A More Effective Leader

London Leadership Summit



Friday, 16th March 2018
Starting at 8am


London Stock Exchange
London, United Kingdom

Places Available




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Learn from and network with decision makers attending from a variety of industries.

London Leadership Summit - 2018

Network with decision makers from a variety of industries.
Attend to learn from organisations that have surpassed expectations.

This unique event will host progressively-minded decision makers from a variety of industries. Attendees will be exposed to the latest cutting edge principles provided by the brightest minds from various high performing organisations globally.

Reasons to Attend

Better Leadership

The art of leadership and why empowering your team will achieve phenomenal results.

Influence Effectively

Learn how effective influencing can improve your success in any situation.

Negotiate to Win

Learn how to remain calm, build influence and get on top in high pressure situations.

CONQA the Competition

Gain insight into outsmarting your competitors, taking the lead and sustaining success.

Speakers & Schedule


08:00 - 08:45


09:00 - 10:00

Influence & Leadership: Creating An Exceptional Culture

Karen Blackett (OBE)

OBE, business leader and champion of diversity, Karen Blackett, is the current Chairwoman of MediaCom - the largest media agency in the UK, whose clients include Sky, Tesco, GSK, Coca-Cola, CRUK, Centrepoint, Audi, DFS and the Metropolitan Police.

During Karen’s tenure, MediaCom won Agency of The Year for an unprecedented two years in a row (2013 and 2014). She has won Women in Marketing (WIM) and has featured 5 times in the Power List of 100 Most Influential Black Britons (heading the list in 2015, the first businesswoman to do so).

Karen draws on her 22-year career, where great cultures generate great success. She will discuss how it has to be planned with military precision, from both top to bottom. Countless studies show that a happy and diverse workforce, leads to greater productivity, creativity and success.

In this session, we will discuss how to create an Avengers Assemble in your organisation. How to create a culture where people can bring themselves to work, as well as the traits of some of the most successful business leaders in the UK. We will also delve into creating a talent pipeline, to ensure retention and avoiding the costly “squeeze in the middle” that leads to churn.



10:45 - 11:45

Culture, Conduct & Risk Management: Managing the Unexpected

James Bland
Global Head of Learning and the Chief Operating Officer of Pine Street at Goldman Sachs

James is the Global Head of Learning and the Chief Operating Officer of Pine Street at Goldman Sachs. Pine Street is the firm's leadership development group, and he manages the global Pine Street team with responsibility for executive education, assessment and coaching for partners and select managing directors. In addition, James leads Goldman Sachs University, which provides learning and development opportunities for the firm. James holds an MA in Classics from the University of Oxford and an MBA from INSEAD, as well as certification courses in psychotherapy and counselling psychology at Regent’s University, London, and in executive coaching at The Tavistock Institute, London.

In this session, James will discuss the 5 leadership practices of highly effective organisations and provide insights into ‘managing the unexpected’ and how Goldman Sachs thinks about leadership behaviour in relation to risk.

11:45 - 12:00


12:00 - 13:00

Academic Evidence of Growth: How Leaders Leverage Culture to Enable Performance

Prof. Jennifer Chatman
Professor of Management: Haas Business School
University of California: Berkeley

Professor Jennifer Chatman is a leading expert in the fields of leadership and strategy execution. She has worked with many organisations ranging from Adobe, British Telecom, Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Freddie Mac, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs and the U.S. Treasury to name a few, all helping them optimize their cultures.

Her research and consulting work focus on the advantages of leveraging organizational culture for strategic success. Her research shows that organizations that develop strategically relevant, strong, and agile organizational cultures get a 15% boost in annual revenue growth.

Her award winning studies have been widely published in academic journals and the popular press such as Business Week, The Financial Times, The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

In this session, Professor Chatman will focus on identifying the levers that leaders can cultivate a culture, which drives strategic effectiveness, as well as how to turn around an inert or counter-productive culture.

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:00

The Art of Influence: Engaging Employees To Build High Performing Teams

Mark Fitzmaurice
Director & Master Trainer
Dale Carnegie

Founded over 100 years ago, Dale Carnegie Training has evolved into a performance-based training company with offices Worldwide. Headquartered in New York, Dale Carnegie Training is represented in over 80 countries and more than 2,700 trainers present Training programmes in more than 25 languages. Dale Carnegie Training is dedicated to serving the business community Worldwide. Approximately over 8 million people worldwide have completed this highly specialized Training.

Dale Carnegie work with some of the largest corporates across the globe, such as Shell Oil, Toyota, Adidas, AT&T, Harvard University, Bank Of America and Citigroup to name a few.

The focus of this session is to share with you proven techniques to build positive and high performing teams.

15:00 - 15:30


15:30 - 16:30

Unpredictability & Complexity: How To Sustain Success By Expanding Mental Models

Dr. Brian Glaser
Head of Executive Development

Dr. Ciela Hartanov
Leadership Development & Research Lead

We are living in times that are increasing complex and unpredictable. Increasing urbanization, global connections, exponential technology and shifting demographics, are colliding to create disruptions to organisations that we have ever seen before.

Leaders need more than new skills to handle these rapid transformations - they need new ways of thinking, in order to navigate unprecedented circumstances.

It is time for a paradigm shift and to create lasting change to keep up with the times, leaders must become more self-aware and expand their range of behaviour choices, that requires working on their thinking, and not just acquiring a new skill or behaviour.

In this session, we will debunk a model of how to make sense of complexity and what it takes to expand personal mental models. Here, we will share learning’s and applications that the top leaders and executives cultivate at Google.


Drinks Reception

Attendees include:

Location and Venue

area full of great hotels and restaurants.

The Leadership Summit: LONDON


London Stock Exchange

10 Paternoster Square

London EC4M 7LS

United Kingdom

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