Vistage Executive Summit – Midlands
Accelerate: Leadership-Performance-Results

Join over 200 business leaders at this full day, interactive event where you will gain new insights and perspectives, from world class speakers. There will be breakout sessions and networking time with other Vistage members and business leaders throughout the day, to explore current challenges and uncover new opportunities.

It’s no surprise that Vistage member companies grow 2.2x faster than the average business. We believe that success has no finish line. As a CEO, business owner or senior executive you’re driven to succeed. Simplify and accelerate your journey. Gain perspective, advance your leadership and push your business performance to the next level at this event.

Managing in an Uncertain Economy with Alex Chausovsky

The session will provide ITR’s expert views of what to expect from the UK and global economies for the remainder of 2019 and beyond, covering such topics as manufacturing, construction, trade, exchange rates and more. Attendees will also learn about a method by which they can take advantage of their own data to make better quality decisions based on the economic environment. The audience will find out how to identify where they are in the business cycle and which leading indicators should guide their business strategy.

The entire company leadership team will benefit from this presentation. Attendees will walk away from this session with:

  • Clear, practical, and actionable business advice based on the current economic environment
  • Understanding of the impact of government policy on the economy
  • Trade and exchange rate expectations

The DNA of a Champion with Sir Clive Woodward

Clive will speak about the three characteristics that he believes all true Champions need to exhibit in order to build sustainable success with their teams. Using examples from his careers in business, rugby and the Olympics, Sir Clive will explain, what each of these characteristics are but also importantly how he coaches teams and individuals to perform better in each area to create champion performers.

Teachability: The ability to change and to always keep learning is a critical skill for any leader. Their willingness to learn and accumulate knowledge around their role and in particular how they
can continually improve on what they already have is key. New people become students easily. It’s maintaining that thirst for relentless learning the higher up you go in and organisations that can
often become more difficult.

Pressure: Leaders and teams aren’t born able to perform under pressure, but it can be taught or coached and it’s a vital skill if you’re going to become a champion in business or sport. Leaders
have to systematically work through every eventuality with their teams so that the team has already gone through the thought processes needed to overcome them. This reduces the chances of coming up against something unexpected in the real world, allowing the team to use their time effectively to prevent risks and to execute their strategies consistently.

Mindset: Winning cultures must have the commitment to win. It’s about being empowered and accountable and the attitude they display. Sir Clive believes that you need an obsession for your
work in order to stay focused on your goal, but that this obsession is more about having a passion for your subject and attention to detail than working crazy hours or sending emails at midnight.

Performance Chemistry with Celynn Morin

Teams are time poor and stress rich and overwhelmed with operating in a VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) world of complexity and constant change. What is needed is for individuals in the team to shift from being stressed and tired, with brain fog to energised and brain fit driving creative thinking and innovation in business. Celynn will show attendees how to create a healthy culture within their business where their teams will thrive.

“Poor health in the workplace is estimated to cost the British economy over 100 billion annually through sickness absence and worklessness.”

Dame Carol Black’s Review of the Health of Britain’s Working Age Population.


*Agenda timings may be subject to change

08.00-09.15 Registration and breakfast The Marketplace
08.15 – 09.10 Breakfast networking breakouts  
09.15 – 09.30 Welcome and introductions  

09.30 – 10.45

Alex Chausovsky Managing in an Uncertain Economy
10.45 – 11.15 Refreshment break and networking The Marketplace
11.15 – 12.45 Sir Clive Woodward  The DNA of a Champion
12.45 – 13.45 Lunch and networking The Marketplace
13.45 – 15.00 Celynn Morin Performance Chemistry
15.00 – 15.15 Closing remarks  
15.30 – 16.00 Complimentary tour of National Football Centre  


Event Fees
This event is free to Vistage members.
Colleagues of Vistage members: £195+VAT*
Vistage alumni: £295 +VAT
Vistage guests: £595 +VAT

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