Optimising the Founder/Director relationship - Prelude

Optimising the Founder/Director relationship

Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt St, London SE1 6DP

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In this session, we will bring together both Founders and their Senior Directors to focus on the Entrepreneur – Director relationship and how to get the best from each other.


In this interactive session, both parties will learn how to harnesses the key for successful business relationships which will inevitably make the leadership more effective and help take your business to the next level.


Why should this be of interest?

The skills and mindset required to be an entrepreneur are not the same as those required to be an MD or senior leader of an SME- it’s the power of the 2 which will ultimately drive business success and growth.


This half day workshop outlines the key skills, mindset and techniques to harness and leverage both disciplines to drive business growth.


What will you gain, learn and explore?

• Know yourself: The more you know about your own thinking, working and communication preferences as well as your strengths, habits and ‘blind spots’, the easier it will be to form an effective working relationship with those you work with.
• The Collaboration Contract: Beyond the formalities of role descriptions and goals/objectives needs to be an agreement on what both parties want from the relationship; the dividing lines of responsibility and accountability; what each party expects from each other and where the boundaries of strategy, operations and people management reside.
• Long-term vision vs managing for today: How do you agree what the real priorities are- The important vs the urgent tasks and the essential to strategy vs nice to have.


Who will deliver this class?

Jo Geraghty has a global reputation as an expert in building high performance cultures.


Jo specialises in working with CEOs and leadership teams of global organisations operating in large, complex and regulated environments; helping to deliver sustainable performance improvements through successful organisational culture change.


She is also a speaker on high-performance leadership and organizational culture and a regular guest lecturer at several of the UKs leading business schools.


Jo was formerly head of HR for Goldman Sachs France and Switzerland.


She has a Diploma in Coaching from The Coaching Academy and is a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and an accredited Miro Practitioner.


Jo was recognised in the 2017 Smith & Williamson Power 100 index for her work to boost productivity through positive company culture.


Date: Monday 17 August 2017 9:00am-1:00pm
Please arrive at 8:30am for registration
8:30am – Arrival
9:00am –Begin working through the areas listed above
12:30pm – Presentation ends for Q&A with the guest
1:00pm – Growth Programme comes to a close


Non-members: £150 +VAT
Supper Club Members only: £95 +VAT (Discounted rate)
All subsequent tickets are priced at: £75


This is an interactive session so we encourage all attendees to ask questions throughout. This event is open to business owners and their teams.



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