Free event: “The Seven Deadly Sins of a Business Owner” – February 2016

Free event: “The Seven Deadly Sins of a Business Owner” – February 2016

Business owners in the South East will have the chance to receive invaluable practical guidance at a free seminar to be held in Saunderton, near High Wycombe, in February 2016.

As one of the two main speakers, TCii Managing Director Terry Irwin will give a talk on “The Seven Deadly Sins of a Business Owner”. As well as defining the seven sins, Terry will cover the reasons why leaders commit them, and what they can do to redeem themselves.

The seven sins that some delegates may recognise in themselves are:

  1. Managing not leading
  2. Poor delegation
  3. Lack of effective people policies
  4. No leadership of innovation
  5. Tolerating poor people performance
  6. Choosing abdication over navigation
  7. Lack of visibility

Terry will explain, for example, how the sin of managing rather than leading can often be traced back to a badly managed transition, a tendency to hang on to the wrong priorities, or the lack of a formal management system.

He will offer a formula for prioritising tasks, which can help tackle the sin of poor delegation.

To help business owners rectify sin number seven, he will suggest several ways in which they can increase their visibility.

After dealing with the sins, Terry will talk about “The Five Temptations of a CEO” – the traps that can ensnare hard-driven executives, causing them to fail.

Terry’s co-presenter on the night will be Colin Smith, Partner and Head of Commercial and Employment at leading South East law firm Blaser Mills. He will talk about “Social Media: The Perfect Storm for Employers?”

We all know that Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and other social media platforms can be highly effective business development tools. However, employees’ use of these tools can leave businesses exposed to new and unexpected risks.

Colin will guide you through the social media minefield and give you practical advice on how to:

  • manage your employees’ use of social media sites
  • protect your business against liability for employees’ social media activity
  • monitor your staff and job candidates online
  • ensure that you retain ownership of contact lists and confidential information on social media.

The event, which will include networking time, will take place from 18:00 to 20:30 on Wednesday 10 February 2016 at the Clare Charity Centre, Wycombe Road, Saunderton, Buckinghamshire HP14 4BF (but please use HP14 4HU in your sat nav unless it has been updated recently). If you haven’t received an invitation but would like to attend, you can register your interest by clicking here.

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