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Positive and resilient leadership

There are many events which focus on the ‘tools of the trade’ of leadership; this one seeks to create a debate in our sector about something more infectious... positive and resilient leadership.

The sector and our socioeconomic climate have been dominated with the doom and gloom of the financial crisis and massive spending cuts; it is all too easy (and sometimes business-critical) for leaders to focus on the negatives in protecting their organisations. However, what is required to turn the tide is a swell of resilience and a positive approach to leadership which inspires innovation, creativity and retains the calibre of staff needed to shift the balance.

Areas to be covered:

  • Motivated to lead and motivated to follow – understanding the dynamism of the perceptions of leadership
  • Strengths-based approach to organisational development: focusing on what we do right, not what we do wrong! (drawing on the work of Dr Martin Seligman)
  • The business of building a resilient organisation: what is your creative catalyst for growth?
  • Leaders as coaches – growth only comes from empowering your teams. You will leave with a practical coaching tool to implement in the workplace (using an expanded model of Sir John Whitmore’s coaching model).

Who should attend?

All leaders and managers responsible for driving the vision and performance of their teams.

Our trainer

Helena Taylor-Knox, BSc (Hons),MSc, ACIH, MBPsS, is a Managing Director in her own partnership consultancy specialising in the organisational development arena, and a consultant and coach with HQN, for whom she provides leadership coaching to clients looking to achieve the highest standards in performance management and organisational excellence. Helena’s company is also the preferred provider of leadership development and coaching to the MAA, the UK trade body for marketing.

Helena is a Business Psychologist and is a member of the British Psychological Society, the Special Group for Coaching Psychology and the Association of Business Psychologists. She has a BSc in Behavioural Sciences and a Master’s in Mental Health (Organisational Psychology and Psychiatry).

After completing her clinical training in New York, Helena moved to Wiltshire and set up her business in London. She is currently undertaking her doctorate in coaching and mentoring.

HQN has a track record of helping organisations achieve real and lasting performance improvements. If you are interested in accessing this training package please contact us by emailing

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