Webinar: Spike: The Power and Simplicity of the Strengths-Based Revolution



The world’s best leaders, from Bill Clinton to Richard Branson, aren’t flawless ‘all-rounders’. They have two or three outstanding strengths - spikes.

They expose, exploit and capitalise on these to set them apart from the rest.
The ongoing obsession with our limitations and weaknesses starts at school and continues through our working lives.

Our strengths seem to be sometimes forgotten as we all are encouraged to be that unattainable ‘perfect’ performer. Nobody is or can be flawless, but we can all be brilliant at something.

But what are you great at and how can you use this to your own competitive advantage? How will this change your views of your own leadership style; as well as your views on your colleagues and teams?

During this webinar, leadership guru René Carayol will explore the reasons why the leaders and organisations who focus on their Spikes do better than those who focus on their weaknesses; and offer advice as to how you can discover your own outstanding strengths.

He will cover

  • What is Spike all about and why is it so important now?
  • The power and simplicity of the Strengths-based Revolution
  • How Spike can help positively transform individuals, teams, and businesses
  • Insights and pragmatic tips and tools on how to identify your Spikes
  • How to enable your own Spikes whilst collaborating with others who have complementary Spikes to yours
  • Explaining how developing your Spikes can boost your leadership credentials
  • Demonstrating that the Spike philosophy is a shift in mindset, not another methodology


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René Carayol:One of the World's Leading Executive Coaches and Author of SPIKErene-carayol

René is not just one of the world’s leading executive coaches, working with some of the Fortune 500’s top CEO’s and their executive teams, but he has also been Chairman, CEO and MD of blue chip businesses. René draws much from his own unique experiences on the boards of some of the biggest international organisations; from Marks and Spencer and Pepsi, to IPC Media and the Inland Revenue.

René was awarded an MBE in 2004 for outstanding service to the business community. He has provided leadership support to the British Prime Minister's Delivery Unit, and is now a Visiting Professor at Cass Business School.

Carayol has acted as an advisor to The World Bank, The United Nations, CBI, McKinsey & Co and Barclays, amongst many other organisations. He has chaired and addressed conferences across the world in the retail, financial, technology, energy and government sectors.

He has also conducted the first onstage business interview with Sven-Göran Eriksson in 2003 and hosted The Sunday Times UK Business Week. He has continued to interview prominent people including Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson, Mikhail Gorbachev, Kofi Annan, Colin Powell and David Cameron in recent years.

His latest book, SPIKE, is leading the ‘Strengths based Revolution’. SPIKE is not a business self- help book. It is a journey of self-discovery. It will change your views of yourself and as importantly of your teams.

Location: Online
Date: 26 April 2018
Time: 13.00 to 14.00
Is this event for me: This event is free for AMBA members to attend but registration is required. To register please log on to the Community using the link above.

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Kathryn Tolley
Client Relations Executive
+44 (0)20 7246 2655| k.tolley@mbaworld.com

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