D2N2 Growth Hub Supporting Growth

Enhancing Leadership Capability - Authentic Leadership

Event Information:

Type: Business Growth

Date: Thursday, 10 September 2020

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Available To: Eligible SME's

Speaker: Stuart McCord

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE

This webinar is hosted by the D2N2 Growth Hub, East Midlands Chamber and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

When things are changing rapidly or at times of uncertainty, we naturally look to those who can provide leadership and confidence to point the way.

The expression of “me” for the benefit of “we” is a way to describe the concept of Authentic Leadership. Powerful leaders have a strong sense of self, knowing their own strengths and being comfortable to also acknowledge their limitations.

Many traditional theories suggest that there is a right and wrong way to lead and inspire others, yet there has never been a definitive list. Being moulded into a persona that doesn’t come naturally can lead to an uncomfortable and unsustainable situation for a manager, confusion for staff members, fractured work relationships or mistrust.

Authentic Leadership explores the concept of acknowledging your own traits, and personality, and working with this to find your own self-styled leadership characteristics which suit you and your work environment.

This webinar will cover:

  • Authenticity – understanding the concept its place alongside more traditional models of leadership.

  • Self-belief and the confidence/competence link. 

  • Authentic behaviours and the link to values, attitudes and beliefs.

  • Recognising your own traits and natural leadership style – how to use this to best effect.

  • Q&A session.

Who should attend

Business owners, managers or leaders within organisations who wish to explore their natural traits and how these can be used to their advantage to become a more authentic and effective leader.

This webinar is aimed at SMEs. Please note that preference will be given to businesses based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire for this webinar. 


10.00am – 10.45pm - Webinar presentation

10.45am - 11.00am - Break

11.00am – 11.45am - Webinar presentation

11.45am - 12.00pm - Q&A

Speaker Information

Stuart is a highly experienced and engaging consultant with a career as a senior leader spanning more than 30 years and started life as an apprentice engineer. Stuart is qualified to Masters Level in Leadership & Management and has worked extensively at the most senior levels in both Manufacturing and Education Sectors. For the past 5 years he has been supporting organisation to drive up performance improvement through his work as an approved ILM Trainer and Coach at Challenge Consulting, an award winning provider of Leadership & Management Development Programmes.



Book Your Place

This webinar will be delivered via Go To webinars. To register for a place complete the booking form. Any questions please speak to your dedicated Events and Engagement Officer - Bryony Delahaye - 07741 904 395


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