Sharon Amesu | Vistage UK
Speaker Bio

Sharon Amesu

For 16 years Sharon had a successful career as a Criminal Barrister at multi award winning sets of Chambers. For the last 5 years Sharon has used her well-honed skills of asking powerful and direct questions, to coach and mentor leaders across the private, third and education sectors. In 2016 Sharon was invited to become one of only four Leadership Facilitators for the Society of Leadership Fellows, at Windsor Castle. Here she co-facilitates high trust leadership conversations with Senior Leaders across a range of Community, Commercial and Government organisations. Sharon has been recognised as an outstanding speaking by her professional body, the Professional Speaking Association and is an award winning speaker. She is often described as a dynamic, inspiring and engaging speaker. She takes her experience of sharp delivery in the Courtroom to challenge leaders in the Boardroom.

Sharon speaks on ‘The New Currency of Leadership’. Having spent many years in the Criminal Courtroom, she has witnessed first-hand the consequences for directors of poor accountability structures within an organisation. She challenges leaders to increase their personal and professional accountability in order to create cultures of accountability within their organisations. Sharon’s sessions are practical, interactive and bring a unique twist. In Sharon’s sessions you will learn:

  • What constitutes Leadership Accountability.
  • How to create structures to support your personal accountability as a leader.
  • The reputational and legal costs of poor accountability structures.
  • Practical tools and strategies to embed a culture of accountability within your organisation.

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Sharon joined the Vistage Speaker Bureau from The Academy for Chief Executives in May 2018.

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The New Currency of Leadership

Participants will gain valuable insights into how to identify their own ‘personal accountability team’ and set the ground rules and terms for their accountability relationships.

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The New Currency of Leadership: The Hidden Secret behind Increased Performance and Productivity

Overview:

Creating a Culture of Accountability is mission critical in 21st Century workplaces. A recent study by Partners In Leadership revealed that 83% of workers identify accountability as the link to achieving results while 82% of leaders try and fail or fail to try to hold people accountable in their organisations. Maintaining high levels of team Performance and Productivity is increasingly challenging in the modern workplace. Staff within organisations now demand more their leaders in order to be motivated to follow. There is a greater expectation of trustworthiness, authenticity and greater transparency as organisational structures become flatter. Accountability across every level builds and strengthens relationships and enables organisations to develop and enhance their competitive edge. This interactive session uses participatory approach to explaining key ideas. The workshop would include:

  • Group Discussion
  • Action Learning
  • Individual Reflection
  • Role Play

Objectives:

  • Define Leadership Accountability
  • Argue the case for increasing accountability at every level of an organisations.
  • Offer key tools and strategies to enable leaders to become more personally accountable and embed a culture of accountability.

Actions:

  • Identify their own ‘personal accountability team’ and set the ground rules and terms for their accountability relationships.
  • Meet with their Senior Leadership Team and start designing the roadmap for increasing leadership accountability at every level.

Takeaways:

An actionable and practical personal accountability toolkit.

Real world applicability:

After the session participants will be analysing, measuring and documenting the levels of accountability conversations at the Senior Leadership level with a view to creating the roadmap for embedding accountability across the wider organisation.

The New Currency of Leadership

Participants will gain valuable insights into how to identify their own ‘personal accountability team’ and set the ground rules and terms for their accountability relationships.

Read more

The New Currency of Leadership: The Hidden Secret behind Increased Performance and Productivity

Overview:

Creating a Culture of Accountability is mission critical in 21st Century workplaces. A recent study by Partners In Leadership revealed that 83% of workers identify accountability as the link to achieving results while 82% of leaders try and fail or fail to try to hold people accountable in their organisations. Maintaining high levels of team Performance and Productivity is increasingly challenging in the modern workplace. Staff within organisations now demand more their leaders in order to be motivated to follow. There is a greater expectation of trustworthiness, authenticity and greater transparency as organisational structures become flatter. Accountability across every level builds and strengthens relationships and enables organisations to develop and enhance their competitive edge. This interactive session uses participatory approach to explaining key ideas. The workshop would include:

  • Group Discussion
  • Action Learning
  • Individual Reflection
  • Role Play

Objectives:

  • Define Leadership Accountability
  • Argue the case for increasing accountability at every level of an organisations.
  • Offer key tools and strategies to enable leaders to become more personally accountable and embed a culture of accountability.

Actions:

  • Identify their own ‘personal accountability team’ and set the ground rules and terms for their accountability relationships.
  • Meet with their Senior Leadership Team and start designing the roadmap for increasing leadership accountability at every level.

Takeaways:

An actionable and practical personal accountability toolkit.

Real world applicability:

After the session participants will be analysing, measuring and documenting the levels of accountability conversations at the Senior Leadership level with a view to creating the roadmap for embedding accountability across the wider organisation.

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