Guru Talk by Earl Allan
|Date||18 Dec 2019|
|Time||7:00pm - 8:30pm|
|Venue||MIS Lounge, Marketing Institute of Singapore|
Non-Member: $20 Per Pax
MIS Member: Complimentary
*Free Gift for first 30 registrations! Refreshment is provided for this event.
The evidence is clear that for teams to perform at their best, leaders need to invest time and energy in building deeply engaged agile teams. These teams can accomplish much more than the sum of its parts and this has a positive impact on productivity, business outcomes and profitability.
To do so, leaders need to focus not only on the brain (tools, processes, etc) but also the heart of the business (their people). Leaders need to collaborate with their team members to create a team culture that promotes meaningful connections as well as the desired mindset and behaviours for individual and team success.
This Guru Talk is for business and HR leaders who are looking at building high-performance agile teams. The interactive session covers:
1. The Future of Collaboration in Organizations
2. Dip stick test to build High-Performance Agile Teams
3. Quick wins to shift mindset & build culture
•Being a leader & manager
•Agreed behaviours, getting collective buy-in
4. Takeaway toolkit
Speaker Profile write up:
I started my career practising law in Allen & Gledhill, one of Singapore’s top law firms. Subsequently, I ventured into the world of digital marketing start-ups. There I moved from managing clients and project teams to managing the organization. Through the years, I have worked with MNC clients as well as in international creative agencies (Publicis and Ogilvy) managing clients, operations and teams.
In the world of digital marketing, I was exposed to the importance of looking through the lens of the user and understanding the user journey when developing campaigns, advertisements and applications for the consumer. Apart from understanding the digital marketing landscape, applying design thinking principles was critical. In this capacity, I have worked with technology clients such as Hewlett Packard, Microsoft (APAC), PayPal (SEA) and HTC (Global), FMCG clients such as the Spa Esprit Group and Imedeen as well as Online Gaming clients such as Glu Mobile.
Through the various leadership roles I have held, I also learnt the importance of putting people first when developing team structures and managing people. This was further reinforced when I started my mindfulness journey. In my last role, I was responsible for building an agile team structure to allow team members to work remotely across several regions, cities, cultures and languages. To do this, I had to look at the whole user experience to develop team structures as well as apply design thinking principles. The practice of mindfulness allowed me to make strategic decisions in spite of myself and with the team in mind. This experience reinforced my passion for working with people to bring out their potential and in building highly-engaged happy teams whilst being mindful of business objectives.
My personal mission is to work with people committed to and passionate about achieving great outcomes by putting people at the heart of what we do.
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