OCTOBER 20 2008
Which speakers can help prepare your people for the leadership challenges ahead? Many managers have no experience of a serious economic downturn, so who should they listen to for guidance and inspiration? Who is best placed to steady nerves and set out the ground rules for surviving, or even prospering in such an environment?
Whilst every sector and every organisation has its own issues, there's a small group of speakers with almost universal relevance. Sir Richard Needham is an expert in rebuilding confidence, as he did with the business community in Belfast; Colonel Tim Collins famously led his troops into unchartered territory in Iraq; Eliza Manningham-Buller took charge of MI5 at a time of great international insecurity; PY Gerbeau has steered 12 turnarounds; and Adrian Webster learned at first hand how to motivate his sales teams with the tiniest of budgets. Alongside economists, these are amongst the names most likely to appear on conference programmes in 2009.