• Registration, food, networking
• Louise Elliott, Leadership : Evolution, Revolution and Devolution
• Lightning Talks - (slots available)
• Tear down - please help us to clear up at the end
What does human evolution teach us about how we should lead teams in the 21st century? This talk takes a journey covering the last 2.5 million years in order to understand the evolutionary influences which still affect us today. It asks questions such as “Why are 30% of Fortune 500 CEOs so tall?” and “Can you tell a person’s job just by looking at their face?”. It also delves into the different strategies which chimpanzees use to become the alpha male and considers whether any of them are useful in the human world.
After this talk attendees will understand:
• the leadership styles of chimpanzee alpha males
• the unexpected influences which human evolution has on our choice of leaders
• the impact of the industrial revolution on leadership in the modern world
• the devolution of leadership and the importance of followers rather than leaders
About the speaker
Louise is a software manager in the finance industry. She has worked in the software world for over 25 years as developer, technical architect and manager. She has successfully introduced agile and lean to many companies and is a great believer in the benefits of self-organising teams.
Louise is as passionate about Roller Derby as she is about software quality. Her skate name is Ivana the Terror Bull, which explains her @IvanaTerrorBull Twitter handle, and also her enjoyment of bad puns.
Doors open at 6.30pm with the talk starting promptly at 7pm.
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