Keynotes

Keynote presentations delivered by ActKnowledge staff

Waterloo – leadership that changed the world

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Waterloo – much more than an ABBA hit song or a stop on the London Underground. Today the phrase, “to meet your Waterloo” is woven into the very fabric of the English language, to signify an insurmountable problem, a decisive setback, the undoing of a seemingly invincible force. It is a reference to the Battle […]

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Tanks, Snipers and Hand Grenades – Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders

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Every organisation has them – the stakeholders who just won’t listen to reason or refuse to let others speak. They constantly interrupt and try to force their own opinions and views on others. Their continual sniping erodes morale and destroys productivity. They smile, and then pull the trigger from the bushes. Their seemingly easy-going natures […]

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Leadership Principles from the Life of Demosthenes

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Demosthenes emerged from a sickly, traumatic childhood to become one of the great orators and influential leaders of the ancient Athenian court. This presentation traces his journey to power (and beyond), and highlights key principles in the exercise of power and influence which are as relevant today as they were two thousand years ago.

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