Monday, 17 June 2013
Dinner with City of London's branch of the Chartered Management Institute Monday 10th June
This year's Chartered Management Institute's Management Champion is Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE, Sheriff to the City of London 2010/11 and President of the Law Society 2006/7, also a member of the Competition Commission and a partner at electricity reform and infrastructure projects specialist CMS Cameron McKenna. On board HQS Wellington at Temple Stairs on the Embankment, home of the Master Mariners, Fiona delivered a superb lecture on the theme of 'Tomorrow's City', exploring how we can continue the tradition the City has for innovation and how it can best be harnessed to tackle the major sustainability challenges ahead and The Triple Bottom Line (Profit, People and Planet). My question on this topic of Cities of the future was, Fiona advised me over supper afterwards, apparently very challenging. I thought her answer was brilliant! Following supper an on board workshop took place with author Carole Railton on the subject of personal branding and body language. Under Carole's stewardship we walked around the splendid Livery Hall, the former engine room of the ship and under the waterline, with our heads held up majestically high to show us how to walk tall towards better business success. Before disembarking I briefly viewed the excellent exhibition on board celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Arctic Convoys in which many Merchant Ships and their crews were lost in terrible weather and sea conditions.