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Tomorrow’s Leadership: UK Launch, ‘the invisible elephant & the pyramid treasure’

28th May 2012 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Venue: Mitre House, 160 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1 4DD

Einstein famously said,

“we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

The same can surely be said of leadership.

We are delighted – indeed honoured – to publish this contribution on leadership byJohn Knights: we think this is a gem of a publication, and are thrilled to share it with you. It was warmly received at our recent event with business leaders in India hosted by Tata, organised with CIMA.

If leadership is the ‘Invisible Elephant’ in the room, so we dare to believe this work of John Knights’ is a hidden gem that can not only reveal but also change what leadership is, means and needs to be for the twenty-first century.

We have all read books and articles and attended courses on leadership – for us the power of John’s framework is that it brings together the good stuff and frames it within a structure which is logical, sequential and above all transformative.

The real wealth of insight – the ‘Pyramid Treasure’ – is contained in the ‘Eight Integral Competencies of Leadership’, which forms the heart of the work.

The longest leadership journey starts wtih a single step and it helps to have a decent route map: we think this provides one of the best we have seen.

Economic, social and environmental systems are failing – posing a challenge for business and humanity alike. There is a lot to do, and we need all our intelligence and creativity to do it.

Herein lies the true power of this new leadership framework – it plots a course from the personal along a pathway to ‘Transpersonal – beyond the ego Leadership’, recognising the needs of others. Along this road we will develop the compassion and wisdom, wit and humour, deep insight and courage needed from those who are leading now and in the future.

To launch this important publication we are delighted that Ian Powell, Chairman and Senior Partner, PwC UK – a champion and model of values based leadership – will be providing the key note address, setting the scene before John sets out his model of transpersonal leadership.

We are also honoured that Fiona Woolf, Energy Consultant, CMS Cameron McKenna will host our launch – 2013/14 Fiona is expected to be only the second female Lord Mayor.  Her commitment to commercial success, diversity and sustainability powerfully addresses the challenges faced by leaders we outline.

We will also be joined by Richard Emerton, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann, Nupur Singh, HR Director, Tata Consultancy Services andCharles Tilley, Chief Executive, CIMA who together with Tomorrow’s Company and Tata are supporting the launch of this publication and further engagement which draws on it.

We very much hope that you can join us.


28th May 2012
8:00 am - 5:00 pm