Links to resources from past events

Strategy Café Webinars

All of the Strategy Café webinars are available on our YouTube channel. Don't forget to subscribe!

Click the links below to watch each webinar:

13th December 2018 - Strategy Café: Tackling Gender Pay Gap & Harassment - Leadership at the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Due to a technical fault, a recording is not available. However, please follow the link for an article about what was discussed.

15th November 2018 - Strategy Café: Professional Learning Inside the Storm of Change with Dr Hilary Lindsay

11th October 2018 - Strategy Café: Data, Digital and Disruption with Matt Rogan

20th September 2018 - Strategy Café: "The next generation of leaders must be better than you." How? with Russell Earnshaw

9th August 2018 - Strategy Café: Building an Award Winning FinTech Business with Richard Metcalfe

22nd March 2018 - Strategy Café: Policy in Partnership, Global Security Strategy with Don Randall MBE

15th February 2018 - Strategy Café: Magic Numbers of Growth by Nick Mayhew

18th January 2018 - Strategy Café: Leading the City of London with Sheriff Neil Redcliffe JP

16th November 2017 - Strategy Café: Coaching for Performance with Nick Easter

19th October 2017 - Strategy Café: Legal Leadership Strategies with Darren Hayward of Nockolds

17th August 2017 - Strategy Café: The Beach Edition

19th July 2017 - Leadership at the Cutting Edge with Professor David Dunaway

22nd June 2017 - An Alaskan Awakening - Self-Leadership and tackling personal barriers with Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi

18th May 2017 - Breathing Life into your Brand with Niki Fuchs of Office Space in Town

27th April 2017 - Motivation and Team Effectiveness with Chris Hyland of 4Ps Marketing and Happiness Index

16th March 2017 - Profitability and Handling Uncertainty with Peter Callaghan, Associate at Alembic Strategy

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London Leaders' Conference

12th June 2018 - Strategic Thinking and a Growth Mindset

Together with Office Space in Town, we hosted our first London Leaders' Conference, an extension of our usual quarterly forums.

We heard Giles, CEO of Office Space in Town, discuss the growth of his company and his own mindset.

Nick Mayhew, MD of Alembic Strategy, discussed the Fourth Mind Revolution, the next stage of evolution - telepathy and mind-controlled machinery - that is already real and functioning.

Roseanna Farish, Client Manager at Alembic Strategy, ran an interactive session about mapping motivation. She introduced the 9 key motivating factors and encouraged groups to discuss their motivation differences.

Don Randall MBE, Consultant, gave a keynote speech about his experience in the City of London Police, specifically the Bishopsgate bomb incidence, and about situational strategic thinking.

Michael Crowe, Associate Coach at Alembic Strategy, also ran an interactive workshop about company culture, introducing 4 different types of culture. Attendees were asked to stand in the area they thought was the best fit, and colleagues asked to explain their different choices.

Russell Earnshaw, RFU High Performance Coach, concluded the day with insights into how mindsets affect his work, and the tools and techniques used to get the very best out of young and up-and-coming rugby players.

Final questions

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London Leaders' Forum

6th November 2018 - High-Performing Teams: Myth vs Reality

We are welcomed previous Strategy Café speakers, ex-RFU rugby coach Russell Earnshaw and Founder and CEO of award winning, fast growth FinTech,  Arkk Solutions, Richard Metcalfe to speak at this afternoon forum. 

If you want to read about the key insights we took away from the session, check out our blog article:

What did we learn about high-performing teams?

24th January 2018 - Personal Resilience and Resilience in Business

Nick Mayhew led the afternoon workshop on Resilience, which included an exclusive 5-part interview Nick had recorded with international sportsman, Nick Easter (links below). Over the afternoon, topics such as Emotional Intelligence, concentrated risk, flexibility, setting an example, and leadership were discussed and experienced.

Part 1 - Depth

Part 2 - Flexibility

Part 3 - Momentum, Process, Role and Buy-in

Part 4 - Setting an example, sharing leadership, learning by doing

Part 5 - Belief, Purpose, Persistence, Winning

27th September 2017 - Innovation, In and Out of the Box

We were delighted to have Professor David Dunaway CBE, world leading paediatric craniofacial surgeon www.daviddunaway.co.uk, as our key speaker. David discussed how he and his team have led more than 20 years of innovation across a huge range of disciplines to transform the lives of children. This presentation was followed by a member case study and a workshop on "in and out of the box" thinking led by our Senior Leadership Associate, Alan Plunkett.

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Goodenough College Debate 2018

As a follow on from the Tacitus Day in February, Nick was one of four panelists in a debate organised by Goodenough College on the 21st March. The theme revolved around technology, artificial intelligence and how these might play a role in, or replace, the future workplace.

The final verdict? The debate clearly highlighted the importance of life-long learning, innovation, creativity & soft skills which can't be replaced by robots.

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World Traders' Tacitus Day 2018

World Traders' Tacitus Day 2018

This year's Tacitus Day, hosted by the Worshipful Company of World Traders, took place on 22nd February 2018. Both the open afternoon event, and the evening Lecture, were given by Dr Nathan Myhrvold, former Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft, Co-Founder of Intellectual Ventures and the principal author of Modernist Cuisine.

One of the world’s great polymaths, Myhrvold was born in Seattle, Washington with an education and research record spanning UCLA, Princeton University and Cambridge University in subjects relating to theoretical and mathematical physics.

Intellectual Ventures is a patent portfolio development and broking company in the areas of technology and energy which has acquired over 30,000 patents. He is also the founder of Terra Power, which aims to develop a nuclear reactor that is ‘safe and cheap’, as part of Bill Gates’ strategy to reach the goal of zero carbon emissions globally by 2050.

Myhrvold is a prize-winning nature and wildlife photographer and an accomplished and innovative chef. He has a culinary diploma from École de Cuisine La Varenne and is the principal author of Modernist Cuisine, which applies scientific research principles and new techniques to cooking.

King's College London: afternoon Q&A

The title for the afternoon Lecture was "Innovating for Impact: How can invention spur development?", and presented an emerging approach to harness privately funded science and invention to create affordable, appropriate technologies that help the poorest people boost their health, incomes and standards of living.

Evening Lecture

The 2018 Tacitus Lecture, entitled ‘Cyber-Trade: Will AI Displace or Enhance our Work?’, was also delivered by Dr Nathan Myhrvold.

A recording of the speech and questions, as well as copies of the speech, can be found here.