How can business leaders build trust in an untrusting world?

This free online professional development webinar hosted by career experts, Career Farm, is open to Leeds alumni, students and staff members.

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How can leaders deliver outstanding results, create inspiring relationships and provide a positive contribution through the power of trustworthy leadership? In the pandemic-shifted world of business, affected by trends involving the climate crisis, ESG, anti-bullying and diversity and inclusion, trust and truthfulness have become THE agenda. But how can business leaders build trust in an untrusting world?

Dr John Blakey describes the tools leaders need to build trust by focusing on challenging coaching techniques and the nine habits of trust. The Nine Habits model - the only academically verified behavioural model of trust arising from six years research at Aston Business School – is described in John’s book “The Trusted Executive”.

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About the speaker

Dr John Blakey's extensive expertise includes CEO executive coaching, Board-level leadership development, GB Olympic squad coaching and serial entrepreneurship. John’s leadership development organisation, “The Trusted Executive”, develops leaders at the top, to adapt to a trust-based leadership. Author of “The Trusted Executive” and “Challenging Coaching” and coming soon, "'Force for Good: How to Thrive as a Purpose-Driven Leader", John draws on his extensive leadership coaching conversations, the award winning research at Aston Business School and his years as a FTSE100 international managing director.