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Friday Footnote # 74

Written by / Friday 3rd December 2021

Each week we share loads of content amongst Team ION and with our network. Content that inspires us, which we find helpful, or just makes us smile. We thought we would start sharing these insights every Friday. Welcome to Friday Footnote.

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On Wednesdsay night this week Adam and Suzanne attended the Swansea University School of Management for the launch of the Chartered Management Institute Cymru manifesto 'Delivering Success for Wales'. The policy paper discusses how 'high quality leadership will be key to deliver the Welsh Government's growth plans and to ensure that everyone, no matter what background, can achieve their potential in work'. 

During the event, Henry Engelhardt, founder of Admiral, spent an hour sharing his knowledge and experience on managment and leadership, including the 3 factors he believes make a great leader - making good decisions, being great with people, being creative and innovative. Fantastic to hear Henry also talk about the importance of data, and data interogation, and its role in decision-making.

As was discussed at the event, management and leadership has to be at the forefront if we want to unlock the greatest resources we have in Wales - our people.   


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Yesterday Adam joined a panel discussion led by Chwarae Teg, discussing 'Agile & Inclusve Work - The New Normal'. During the session, panel members including Chwarae Teg Commercial Director (and ION alumni) Stephanie Griffiths discussed how placing equality and inclusion at the heart of how we organise work will ensure everyone can thrive.

During the discussion, key points were raised regarding the importance of creating a hybrid and inclusive working environment, the importance of managers developing skills to manage their employees (and their own) mental health and wellbeing, and how the 'new normal' will lead to relationships between managers and teams being based on trust and autonomy.  

Become an extraordinary leader

We recently announced details of our latest ILM Level 3 leadership programme, starting in May 2022. Our New Leaders programme is designed to develop and enhance the leadership and management skills of owners, entrepreneurs, leaders, managers and supervisors who are in the early stages of developing their leadership skills. The programme concentrates on transferring knowledge and skills that enable growth and sustainability for their organisations.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we currently aim to deliver this programme through a blended approach, with sessions split between face-to-face sessions, and virtual delivery via Zoom.

Interested? You can find out more on our website, or if you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing  

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Diolch. Team ION



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