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Webinar - Skiing Off-piste: Leading in a BANI World NEW

5 July 2023
Event information
Date 5 July 2023
Time 14:30-16:30 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership *Up to 50 Places*
Venue Online
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This webinar explores the challenges leaders face in a world characterised by extraordinary levels of unpredictability and proposes responses that leaders can make to address them effectively and sustainably. We will use the concept of a BANI (Brittle, Anxious, Non-linear, Incomprehensible) world – coined by American futurist Jamais Cascio as an alternative to the Cold War concept of a VUCA world – to outline the critical challenges leaders face today.

We use the Primary Colours Model of Leadership (Pendleton, Furnham & Cowell, 2021) to show how traditional approaches to leadership can exacerbate these challenges and we will explore the different responses leaders can make to address them, drawing on lessons learnt by leaders of UK Government Major Projects.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session, you will:

  • understand the concept of a BANI world and the Primary Colours Model of Leadership
  • understand the critical differences between relatively stable, predictable environments and highly unpredictable ones
  • appreciate the demands leaders face in highly unpredictable environments and the inadequacy of traditional methods to address them
  • be able to select the leadership responses that are appropriate to dealing with unpredictability

Jon Cowell

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Jon is a researcher, writer, teacher and practitioner in leadership. His core expertise lies in assessing and developing leaders and leadership teams, executive coaching and organisational change. He has been an Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School since 2010, where he has taught and coached on open, leadership and custom programmes, working for leading global firms as well as the UK, Saudi and Hong Kong Governments.

He has also worked as a stockbroker and investment analyst, and has spent over 25 years as a business psychologist. Jon was a consultant at Kaisen Consulting (acquired by Deloitte) and has served as Head of Learning and Development for a major British energy business. He joined Edgecumbe Consulting Group in 2008, becoming CEO in 2016.

Jon has recently published Leadership: No More Heroes (third edition) (written with Professor David Pendleton, Programme Director for Henley’s High Performance Leadership programme and Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL)).

*Up to 50 places per member organisation. 'Up to' indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of booking.

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