Cullen Scholefield’s Managing Director, Maureen Scholefield, will be leading the discussion on this subject at this month’s Circle of Peers meetings. Entitled “The Compassionate Leader”, Maureen will be sharing the latest trends and research, and discussing how those leaders who can demonstrate a more self-aware, emotionally-intelligent, holistic and empathic approach to their business and their people generate more engagement, loyalty, productivity and financial returns for their business.
The May issue of People Management fits in so well to the theme of this week’s blog! Serendipity or what? So Peter Cheese talks about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how innovation is a growing trend. Some organisations and people have always been innovative. I wonder what makes them like that?
I started to think about what makes an organisation or business last so long. Is it resilience or a real sense of purpose? Is it agility or innovation? Is it the ability to roll with the punches of recessions and the fast paced world we live in? Is it about having the right people in the right place with the right skills and the right values?
So that all sounds pretty heavy and work related. Reflecting on this time I was delighted with the amount of laughter! It was good to be reminded again that work should be fun! I strongly believe that teams who play together naturally produce amazing results. So the message for leaders is to really encourage that natural sense of fun in the workplace – and they should not be afraid of making fun of themselves either.
It was lovely to see that Ridgeview Estate has won not one award but five at the 2016 TEXSOM International Wine Competition. Recognition spurs us all on and to be exporting English sparkling wine to America is no mean achievement either. Now you could say why am I interested in Ridgeview? Well of course my penchant for bubbly is well known!