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Webinar: Lessons for captains of industry from captains of aircraft

Henley Alumni Global Knowledge Webinar - Lessons for captains of industry from captains of aircraft.

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Event information
Date 19th September 2018
Time 11:30am - 12:30pm
Event types:
Webinars

This webinar will be hosted by Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean and Director, Henley Business School, Africa, online at 12:30 GMT until 13:30 BST on Thursday 20 September.

Webinar Synopsis:
It’s hard enough to create a winning business. Desire for profits and success, A-type competitiveness and stakeholder pressures can lead to short cuts, turning a blind eye to social consequences, collusion, and even active corruption and criminality. And it’s true that in corrupt environments, corrupt firms do better. But ultimately it’s terrible for society, it’s awful for economic growth and has desperate consequences for all our children.

How can we, then, avoid these pitfalls and act as agents of change – in fact be corporate activists? This webinar shows how.

As an easy parallel, it shows how the airline industry stopped captains of aircraft from crashing their planes by the introduction of human-centred behavioral tools, and how captains of industry can be stopped from crashing their firms by the use of these same tools and behaviors which we can all learn and practice. It shows real-life examples of collusion and corruption and shows the longer-term effects of these behaviors on all our lives.

About the Speaker:
Jon Foster-Pedley is the Dean and Director of Henley Business School, Africa, based in Southern Africa. He has pioneered the drive for #CorporateActivism as a part of Henley’s work and developed tools and methods to empower boards and executive teams, drawing heavily from the airline industry. As an ex-pilot and airline captain himself, he is well placed to explain the parallels.


Please note: Registration is free of charge, but you do need to register in advance to receive the login details. Please register by 23:59 GMT on Tuesday 18 September to receive your login details in good time.