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Leadership and Encouraging Change in your SME

When and Where

  • Date: 26 October 2021
  • Start & End Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Online

Address: online

Event Details

Time to think differently about your business   

If the recent upheaval of Brexit and Covid have taught us anything, it’s that things change rather than standing still.  The world we know gets disrupted and from this disruption new things emerge.

In Lockdown, many businesses changed the way they did things to keep trading.  Restaurants, cafes and pubs started offering takeaway instead of sit-down meals.  Some pubs shared their space with other businesses to create delis and community cafes.  Many used existing services like Just Eat or Deliveroo.  Several retail shops went online to sell their goods and deliver them by post.  Some B2B businesses changed to B2C to survive.

None of these change were huge; they were simple and low-cost and kept those businesses trading instead of shutting down.  Perhaps you made some small changes in your business with some staff working from home, or you changed your packaging because of supply chain shortages.  All of those changes are what’s known as innovation.

Introduction

OK, so we want to become a business where new ideas keep us growing and profitable.  We want our people to be more creative and thinking about how to improve the business.  Well, it starts from the top.  It starts with a leadership style that demonstrates support for change.  Leadership has come on leaps and bounds since the draconian leadership styles of the past.  This session will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of modern leadership styles that support and encourage creativity within an organisation.  It will help you to create a culture of new ideas and creativity within your business by leading from example and encouraging “failure”.

Who should attend

This programme of events is aimed specifically at SMEs but is also open to any Leicestershire business or organisation that wants to understand and learn to use innovation in their day to day operations and long-term planning.  We recommend that a senior member of your team attends so that they can implement the ideas from this programme.

What we will cover 

  • We’ll take a look at the different leadership styles and start to understand their pros and cons.
  • We’ll share practical advice on how to create a culture for innovation among your team.
  • You will also find out how to encourage creativity in your organisation.

What you will take away 

  • You will have an understanding of different leadership styles, which ones promote a culture of innovation and which one might be best for your situation.
  • You’ll be able to encourage a culture of innovation within your business.
  • You will understand what to do to encourage creativity within your business so that your whole team can approach challenges with a new kind of thinking.

About our Speaker 

Stuart Hartley is Director of the company Incrementa.  He is a highly-skilled and experienced Director and business scale up, growth and leadership development expert.  He has a demonstrable history of delivering leadership and business advice and coaching start-ups and scale ups to innovate and grow their businesses. Highly skilled and experienced in supporting business in the areas of Leadership Development, Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Start-Ups, Business Strategy and Business Planning, Stuart also has specialist experience in working with technology and engineering businesses along with those from more creative sectors, including marketing and creative agencies.  He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

 

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Date:9 August 2020
Start & End Time:9:30am - 11:30am
Location:Leicester Food Park

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Jay Lad & Ella Mistry

Business Gateway Growth Hub Team

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