Leadership Conference – shaping the future of Precious Homes
01 Jun 2016
Precious Homes’ Managers took time out of their hectic schedules in April to attend the organisation’s first Leadership Conference, working together to drive forward ideas, share views, plan strategy and be inspired!
The two day session, held on 28th and 29th April in Whittlebury Hall Spa Hotel Northamptonshire, saw the coming together of every Manager from across Precious Homes.
Comprising of presentations, workshops and discussions, the conference provided a platform for managers to hear direct from Precious Homes’ Senior Management Team, as well as experience real and inspiring stories delivered by motivational speakers Jo Davison and Lindy Barclay.
Greg Lapham, Chief Operating Officer at Precious Homes explains: “We wanted the sessions to really inspire Managers and the thinking and approaches that Lindy and Jo brought, through their own stories and experiences, did just that.”
Jo Davison has studied best practices from around the world including marketing, business management, leadership and team dynamics – developing an award winning business model called ‘Blue Cow’.
Greg explains: “Blue cows are thought leaders, innovators and achievers and the session was focussed on how, as Managers, we can motivate and lead our teams to be consistent and positive in their work and approaches.”
Lindy Barclay is a former secondary school Head Teacher – now a consultant and trainer, personal coach and writer.
“In her last year of full time education Lindy led her school to its fourth ‘outstanding’ Ofsted,” explains Greg. “This was a school in very challenging circumstances and the achievement is a real example of succeeding against the odds.”
Lindy took Managers through her journey and the approaches and practical steps she made as a leader to ensure positive changes were implemented across her teams to transform their approaches.”
Greg adds: “The real practical approaches Lindy presented, combined with the theory and leadership style of Jo, were a real inspiration to the team. The focus was very much on employee engagement and the message that if you have the right team, and look after them well, then everything else falls into place.”
This has enhanced Precious Home’s management team’s ethos moving forward, with further sessions planned to develop strategy focussing on employee engagement.
Greg concludes: “We are striving for the delivery of truly outstanding services and we know that it is our team who will make this happen.”