It was another full house at Ryde Business Forum’s ‘Boardroom Breakfast’ on 27 April when Ivan Gavran (AltusQ), Scott Henshaw (Forsythes HR) and Ashley Baldry (Work Test) presented a relaxed leadership development workshop for members.

The thought-provoking theme for the session was, ‘Where have all the leaders gone?’ and focused on helping local businesses to discover some practical tools to attract, engage and retain the leadership talent required to improve organisational performance.

Full house at our Leadership Development Workshop

Scott’s presentation focused on his key findings from discussions with local businesses around best practice for attracting leaders, including:

  • Clarify – attract the right leaders;
  • Process – how to identify and secure leaders; and
  • Market – your employee value proposition.

Scott showed he really has his finger on the pulse of businesses in Ryde and Macquarie Park by providing insights from discussions with organisations including Konica Minolta, Optus, Atlas Copco, Westpac and Frucor.

Ivan then presented the latest research from Altus Q that clearly shows that organisations that have an effective leadership team are more likely to have higher capability scores relating to profitability, sales, productivity, client retention and staff retention, while organisations that don’t have lower overall capability scores.

Ivan then demonstrated the correlation between a leadership mindset and leadership capability and how this has a flow on effect on employee engagement.

Feedback from participants was very positive with many attendees commenting that the content was relevant and informative and that the workshop was a great opportunity to network with other local business leaders with similar interests.

In response to a recent survey of members, the next Ryde Business Forum workshop will be an exclusive HR Leaders’ Lunch on Tuesday 31 May where IBM will present insights from their 2016 Global C-suite Study from the CHRO perspective.  This is a ‘not-to-be-missed’ event for local business leaders and HR professionals so click here to find out more and register.