Midlothian businesses joined the first Business Forum of 2022 on Tuesday 15th February, to learn about the advantages of being a member of Business Leader Group from guest speakers, David Smith and Jacqueline Watson.
Being a Business Leader can at times be a lonely a place and this Group helps provide focus and support, which in turn helps staff and clients reach their full potential. This successful blended programme is a mix of advisory support, face-to-face training (online), networking with peers to compare business experiences and access to online tools.
The Group includes a variety of business types and sizes from individuals, SMEs to large organisations, and offers a chance to step back and look at how you, as a leader, currently work and help to identify and resolve strategy shifts required.
In their Annual Business Insights report, leaders described themselves as “tired but optimistic for a strong 2022”. This year brings new challenges and requires business leaders to reskill and upskill to harness business confidence and strategies, embracing a more flexible workplace and working habits which have emerged as a result of two years of operating during a pandemic and the restrictions operational changes this imposed for businesses.
The themes identified in the report are used as topics within the training programme so are both current and relevant:
- Time management
- Embracing a flexible workforce post pandemic
- New work/life balance habits.
- Investment in leadership & coaching capabilities
- Creating a ‘thriving’ strategy and vision for 2022
- What makes profitability
During the Forum we learnt about the issues affecting businesses at the end of 2021 and into 2022 as well as the 'habit of procrastination' - triggered by stress - and which many of us can relate to! We were shown a 3-minute extract from a TED talk by Mel Robbins which gave a suggestion as to how to break this habit, applying a new way of working by the simple action of counting to five to switch focus and help you make a start.
Learn more about this Business Leader Group by contacting David or Jacqueline at Henderson Loggie, who will send you their Business Leaders Insights Report for 2022 and an opportunity to complete a diagnostic on your key areas of focus and a complimentary 30 minute one-to-one session
Many businesses find this Group really helpful. To learn more, visit Henderson Loggie Business Leader Group and try out some of the free diagnostic tools to help identify and address the things that are holding you back in business
The MSZ Business Forum was launched in December 2020 and is hosted every two months, providing an opportunity for discussion, collaboration and awareness of other businesses within the zone.
The next event will be held in April 2022 and the dates, theme, venue and format will be announced soon.
To be kept informed of forthcoming events or opportunities for collaboration, please contact Emma McCallum, Project Coordinator.
Midlothian Science Zone
- Roslin Innovation Centre
- The University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Campus
- Midlothian, EH25 9RG, Scotland
Project Co-ordinator: Emma McCallum
T: +44 (0)131 651 9000
- 40-46 Buccleuch Street
- EH22 1DN
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