Extracting The ValueBy the end of the first half of Connect you will have had a feast ofstimulus, inspiration, provocation and learning. And most of you willhave made interesting and useful new connections.This first Reconnect gathering will be all about how to make themost of this learning and connectivity.In the run up to the day we will ask you what your leadership issues are,what’s keeping you awake at night, what do you want help to do?We will take the most relevant challenges – including a mix of personaland the organisational, and structure the day around them.We will provide you with the space and the support to focus in on theseleadership challenges, the stuff you are sitting with ‘right now’.We will help you draw on the vast wisdom and experience ofthe leaders on Connect. We have also drawn on the Wavelengthecosystem and invited friends, Connect alumni and leaders to provideno nonsense advice, support, push-back and encouragement. Theseleaders draw from an ocean of leadership experience across private,public and social enterprise sectors and on issues related to people,culture, change, purpose, values, innovation and more.You know that we don’t do purposeless inspiration. So, June 12this all about helping you direct the inspiration and insights intopurposeful action and application.June 12 | Reconnect 1 Connect 2013 | 01 >
Belinda BudgeOne of publishing’sleading lights, untilNovember 2012 Belindawas HarperCollins GroupPublisher responsiblefor six trade divisionsand one of four UK boardmembers. In response to the existential threatto her industry of digital and self publishing,Belinda invented HarperCreative, which focussedon putting innovation at the heart of the businessby re-imagining the relationships between writer,publisher, retailer and audience.Few industries have seen such sweeping changes insuch a short period of time as publishing. Belinda’sleadership role in the eye of such creative destructiontaught her many lessons about managing change anddriving innovation.Steve McGuirk,CBECounty FireOfficer & ChiefExecutiveSteve has been a fire fightersince 1976 and he tookover the running of GreaterManchester Fire and Rescue Service in 2009. Thereare few more high profile and demanding roles inpublic service leadership than this. Saving lives andproperty, being caught between police and rioters, thefire service is on the frontline every day. Leading insuch life and death circumstances at the best of timesis a huge challenge. Doing so AND having to dealwith massive funding cuts and shifting governmentpriorities makes for one of the most demandingleadership roles in Britain today.Highly decorated for long service and bravery, Steve –one of Connect’s alumni – is a straight talking, battlehardened leader with a wicked sense of humour. You’lllove him.Gaynor ColeyChief ExecutiveEnterprise TheEden ProjectGay – a Wavelength hostand alumni – has been inleadership of one of theUK’s best known socialenterprises since 1997. Her accountancy and financialacumen have helped create a robust businesswhich has welcomed many millions of visitors andcontributed hugely to the regeneration of one of thepoorest parts of Britain.Eden has become well known throughout the worldand an inspiration to the environmental movement.But fame and years of success are no guaranteeof avoiding turbulence and Gay, in recent months,has been having to make very hard choices aboutthe future of Eden as it comes to terms with how toposition itself in an age of austerity.Gay is learning the hard way that balancing socialand commercial goals is never easy and some of thechoices are excruciating.June 12 | Reconnect 1 Connect 2013 | 02 >
Jane ClubbLeadershipCoachJane is an executivecoach and founder of LIWLeadership – whose mottois Courage Honour Humility.Jane coaches across sectorsfrom big businesses like Cisco through to SMEs andsocial enterprises. She counts amongst her clientsthe board of Wavelength! Says Liam: “I’ve worked withmany coaches over the years and Jane is one of thebest. She combines profound emotional intelligencewith a very hard nosed commercial edge. She makesus think and act better.”Andy ParfittDirector ofExecutive Talentfor Saatchi &SaatchiAndy is among the UK’smost experienced leaders inmedia. He holds the recordas the longest serving Controller of BBC Radio 1 andwas Controller Popular Music, Radio 1Xtra, the AsianNetwork, and caretaker Controller of 5 Live.Andy is widely credited with leading an extraordinarilysuccessful period of regeneration at Radio 1 – he leftthe post in July 2011 with audiences for all his stationsat record levels and the web performance of Radio 1the biggest, by far, in the sector.A man with loads of insights into how culture andbusiness models are shifted in large organisations.Some great anecdotes too!Rita BaileyCo-Founder UpTo SomethingPartnersRita was for 25 years at theheart of Southwest Airlinesculture and people strategy.She ended up as the leaderof Southwest’s world famous University for People witha team of 36 whose sole focus was providing the bestsupport and training they could to the airline’s tensof thousands of employees to maintain its industryleading reputation for service excellence and being agreat place to work.Since leaving Southwest, Rita has worked withbusinesses all over the world to help them improvetheir talent and people cultures and so achieve betterservice.Rita combines Texan charm with profound insights intowhat it takes to create world beating cultures. A greatspeaker, y’all.June 12 | Reconnect 1 Connect 2013 | 03 >
June 12 | Reconnect 1 Connect 2013 | 04 >David SmithLeadershipCoachDavid has 34 yearscorporate experience ofchange management, thelast 15 years of which werespent turning ASDA around.As People and IT Director and Executive Boardmember for 10 years, David was central to theremarkable cultural turnaround of ASDA fromnear bankruptcy to the commercial success whichcontinues today in one of the most competitive andcutthroat sectors of food retailing.A blunt, straight talking northerner – and much soughtafter speaker and coach on leadership, culture andorganisational change – David speaks with all theauthority which comes from having been part of a teamwhich led 100,000 plus staff in more than 200 locationsto the top of the Sunday Times Best Place To Work list.Lars KoLindLars is one of Scandinavia’smost successful and bestknown entrepreneursand business leadersbecoming world-renownedfor his transformation ofOticon, where he was CEOfrom 1988 to 1998. He is, or has been, chairman ofthe World Scout Foundation and the Danish multi-nationals Grundfos and Unimerco. A prolific speakerand writer, his latest book is Unboss and his thesis isas straightforward as it is radical. Is the purpose ofbusiness is to make money? No—businesses mustfirst and foremost be useful. They must becomemovements that change the world.
Reconnect 1logisticsWHEN8:30am – 8pm on Wednesday 12th JuneVENUEShoreditch Studios37 Bateman’s RowLondonEC2A 3HHFINDING SHOREDITCH STUDIOSThe closest tube stations are Liverpool Street Station(10mins walk) or Old Street (10mins walk). FromLiverpool Street Station, take the Bishopsgate exitand turn left out onto Bishopsgate. Keeping to the left,cross over the Great Eastern Road and then turn leftinto Bateman’s Row. The Studios are on your left. FromOld Street, take the Old Street (east) exit and walkeast. Turn right into the Great Eastern Road and thenleft into Curtain Road. Finally turn right into Bateman’sRow and the Studios are on your right.STAYING OVERNIGHT IN LONDON ?We have a relationship with a lovely boutique hotel –No Ten Manchester Street in Marylebone. This is notthe closest but is a nice central location and we havenegotiated a preferred corporate rate of £165 plusVAT for B&B, and you just need to say you are bookingthrough Wavelengthwww.tenmanchesterstreethotel.comAlternatively the Hoxton Hotel is one of anumber of hotels which are closer to the venuewww.hoxtonhotels.com With any hotel you choose,make sure you book early to get the best rate.June 12 | Reconnect 1 Connect 2013 | 05 >
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