"I worry they'll mess it up" - What would it take to feel confident in your senior teams' decisions?

Brought to you by CW (Cambridge Wireless)

Are you a leader struggling to trust the decisions of your senior team members? Do you worry about the decisions they are taking? Perhaps you even feel compelled to double-check or override their decisions and tell them what to do?

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About the event

Registration link will be provided once the booking process is complete.

Come to this course to:

  • Find out what you can do to ensure they make the right decisions the first time
  • Discover the three key elements you need to know to feel confident this is the right decision
  • Uncover how you can respond so they give you all the information you need.

Why you should choose this course?

This course is customised to the challenges of the people in the audience and includes an optional 30 min phone conversation before the webinar with one of the trainers about the outcomes the attendees would like to improve by attending this course.

Many executives and leaders worry that their senior team members might be making the wrong decisions, and they feel they have to double check their decisions and often override them. This often creates tension between executives and their senior teams and leads to disengagement and distrust. This course will give executives the tools to understand what is happening and what you can do when you are in this situation.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for people who are executives in tech and science companies and organisations who want to get their senior teams to make the right decisions the first time.

The following people would benefit by attending this course:

  • CEOs
  • C Level executives, such as: CMO, CSO, CIO, CTO, CFO, CCO etc
  • Anyone who is a leader who doesn't trust their team's decisions and overrides their decisions.

Testimonial for Sam:

“Sam’s help has been invaluable to us at Optibrium in adapting our organisation to rapid growth. He ran a very constructive and stimulating workshop for our management team, helping us to identify the challenges and opportunities we face. Working with Sam is always enjoyable. He brings a wealth of experience and good advice, conveyed with enthusiasm and a sense of humour.” 

Matthew Segal, CEO Optibrium.

Testimonial for Adelina:

"She is very good at getting to the core of what people need to do, and makes the workshops memorable by having people work on real subjects. She is refreshingly direct and tells people what they need to be told! I highly recommend her."  

Tom Oakley, Director-Co-Founder, Springboard

This course is the mirror course of 'How to get your manager to say "yes"'

We can change the course name on the registration/invoice to your employer for this course, in case you would like to attend but worry about HR/other people in the company knowing you are coming to this course.

You can follow @CambWireless on Twitter and tweet about this event using #CWTechTrain.


Adelina Chalmers

Adelina Chalmers a.k.a. ‘The Geek Whisperer’ helps break down the barriers between engineers and other business functions and she is top 7 Cofinitive #People to Watch with her business, The Geek Whisperer®.  

Adelina was always keen to improve her soft skills, but after taking countless courses, she felt she had wasted her time and wondered: “how does this apply to me tomorrow, in my next meeting?”

She now runs communication skills training where she translates complex concepts into practical, in-the-moment techniques (based on neuroscience) you can use to change the outcome of a meeting. 

The name "Geek Whisperer" came from someone who observed Adelina working with engineers helping them pitch their ideas and said: "I have never seen anyone connect with engineers like this. It's like you are a geek whisperer."  She loved the name, but did not take it on until 5 years later, after she spoke to countless engineers and scientists and asked if they felt patronise by this name. The vast majority (93%) said they loved the name and found it quirky, so she decided to take it on.

She also works with one of Arm’s original founders (Jamie Urquhart) and other unicorn executives on a bi-annual event (named “Unicorn’s Den” by Business Weekly) where Cambridge tech start-up founders present a business problem and the panel (made of billion dollar tech businesses founders and executives) give advice on how they would solve this problem. Other people on Adelina’s panel include: former MD at Yahoo! Europe, former CTO at HP, Director of Engineering at Amazon and several Arm GMs and VPs.

Sam Dods - Managing Director, Koru

Sam Dods is an Organisational Consultant and cofounder of Koru. With a background in Mining Engineering, he co-founded and grew a tech company, Aperio Ltd. to a successful acquisition by Fugro in 2012.

As a former Technical Director, Managing Director and Head of Organisational Development, Sam is a values driven leader who has lived and worked in 4 continents and developed a profound awareness of the importance of psychodynamics in today’s work place. He help's leadership teams build more effective organisations; improving the team’s self-awareness and awareness of others so that they can work together to design and implement their strategic direction. 

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