Extraordinary things happen when connections are made. Ideas are born, opportunities get legs and relationships are formed that make new things possible. Please join FirstHuman and the amazing people in our network at one of our upcoming events.
13 December 2022
This Executive Roundtable this year will explore what levers non-executive board members have available to pro-actively drive performance when they no longer have executive powers. The roundtable will be co-hosted by Simon Bowen, who is the Chair of Devonport Royal Dockyards and a NED at Rolls-Royce Submarines.
6 September 2022
In 2005 Equinor (formerly Statoil - the Norwegian State oil company), decided to abolish traditional budgeting and Bjarte led this effort, called ‘Beyond Budgeting’. The effects of this decision and what they learned has gained international attention and Bjarte became the Chairman of the Beyond Budgeting RoundtableEurope.
14 March 2022
What would happen if you literally lost your voice as a leader? Kevin Hancock was the traditional boss of his family lumber company, knowing the business inside-out, having a well performing team and a successful company. One day he lost his voice and could barely exchange a few words with his people. Changing his leadership approach completely as a result, he experienced a team and business that flourished like never before. What did he do and what were his learnings?
16 November 2021
Cassi Mecchi describes himself as “A social activist who's secretly infiltrated the corporate sector”. Over the past 10 years he has led on Diversity and Inclusion in companies like Google and Spotify and is currently Netflix’s Director for Inclusion for EMEA. Guided by Cassi, we inquired into questions like “What does inclusive leadership look like on a daily basis?” and “How do I foster a culture that promotes inclusive leadership?”.
7 September 2021
Luke Kyte helped Reddico go all the way with self-management. They have no managers, no approvals, no budgets and you can pick your own coach. This was a chance to take a peek into a world of ultimate employee empowerment and ask ourselves as leaders where we could be loosening the reigns in our own organisations.
15 July 2021
This Executive Roundtable looked at a question that our co-host, Tom van der Lubbe, Co-Founder & Viisionair at pioneering financial firm Viisi, has been exploring throughout his career, what happens when we trust all the way? Having handed over virtually all decision making to the staff themselves, Viisi is one the Netherlands fastest growing companies and a winner for the Greatest Place to Work for the last three years running.
27 May 2021
This Executive Roundtable explored a key board and executive question that our co-host, Andy Samuel, Chief Executive of the Oil & Gas Authority, has been in action addressing: From a year of dealing with crisis how now to best work at a systems-wide level and spot the new opportunities - how do we support the recovery whilst addressing issues such as the climate emergency, social injustice and loss of biodiversity?
9 March 2021
This Executive Roundtable is responding to a request from our co-host, Charlotte Eimer, Head of Change for BBC News, where we will explore how we can keep up the momentum and team morale when the road to recovery is constantly shifting. Charlotte will share her own experience of being in the midst of this at BBC and we would love to have your participation in our inquiry.
18 November 2020
As CEO of HeliOffshore, Gretchen brought together a set of fierce competitors and in 5 years created a global collaborative environment to deliver a breakthrough in safety. She has just stepped down from this position to take a seat on the board. She is also on the board of the Flight Safety Foundation and was a member of the “US DoT Special Committee Review of the FAA Certification of the 737 MAX”.
18 April 2023 – 20 October 2023
Senior leaders are contending with a world that is becoming increasingly interconnected and complex. This programme will have you elevate your impact in an environment that demands a new level of agility to succeed. Over four intense sessions we will go on a journey of discovery. You will inquire at depth into some of the key aspects of leadership in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environments.