• The Marketing Academy

No Bullshit Leadership with Chris Hirst, bestselling author & Global CEO of Havas Creative

When: Thursday 22nd October at 9.30am BST

Register here: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/45/2zyo7smq

A practical guide to getting shit done, everyday: no jargon, no guff, no unworkable theories Leadership is not some special club, open only to elites. It’s not a gold star given to those with fancy titles and expensive degrees. Leadership is what we all try to do every day. Based on Chris’s hard-won experience, this session will be a step-by-step masterclass on how to lead – for anyone. Full of simple and direct approaches, it demystifies an over-analysed subject to get to the heart of modern leadership: the life-changing, career-transforming power to get stuff done. These principles and actionable steps apply to every field, from small businesses to community initiatives, from schools to sports teams to global enterprises. You’ll emerge with a clear understanding of culture and its importance, of how to confidently make decisions, and how to create teams that outperform the competition. Ultimately, you’ll find that we can all be leaders, we just need to get on with it. About Chris...​​​​​​​ Chris was appointed Global CEO of Havas Creative in 2019. He leads over 8,000 people in Havas Villages around the world. He is responsible for rolling out Havas’ integrated agency model offering multi-disciplinary expertise under one roof. Thanks to his leadership at Havas UK, the Group now has an unrivalled and well-established breadth and depth of capability under one brand and in a single location in London’s Kings Cross - making it one of the most exciting and talked about communications businesses in the market. Chris studied Engineering at Brasenose College, Oxford. After an apprenticeship at Pilkington Glass in St. Helens he embarked on (an unlikely) career in advertising. After a decade establishing his ability in outstanding account management, Chris went to Harvard Business School where he developed his unique and now proven, approach to leadership. He believes in the principles of an open culture – where people are given permission to thrive and take risks - accepting that mistakes are a necessary part of success. He is actively engaged in broadening the appeal of the advertising industry and sees diversity and social mobility as key factors in the future health of the creative industries. His bestselling debut book, ‘No Bullshit Leadership: Why The World Needs More Leaders And Why That Leader Is You’ was published by Profile books in 2019 and was named Business Book of the Year in March 2020. Chris is an executive board member at Vivendi and a trustee of the MOBO Foundation. He also holds a number of non-exec positions within the startup community. He is also a regular speaker at industry events and commentator in national press including BBC News, ITV News, The Politics Show, Evening Standard, FT and Sky News. The Marketing Academy Virtual Campus would not be possible without our incredible partner companies all around the world: Facebook, Salesforce, KFC Global, McKinsey & Company, BT, PHD, Accenture, ITV, IAG, The Wall Street Journal, Commonwealth Bank, Google, Mars Wrigley, The Creative Engagement Group, Capita, Kantar, Mullenlowe Group, American Express, oOh!Media, Amazon and We Are Fearless. Special thanks also go to Thomas Barta, Wisdom 8, Oscar Trimboli and The Living Leader.

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