Webinar - Leadership in a Shared Power World POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE


Start Date: 22 Sep 2015

Start Time: 12:30 PM

End Time: 1:30 PM

Duration: 1 hour

Capacity: 500

Government, business and not-for-profit sectors affect each other through the things they do or don’t do. They also need each other because they cannot deliver alone. Leaders in all sectors are now operating in an environment of shared power – and adjusting to it means they have to do things differently.

Tomorrow’s leaders need to look beyond the urgent and immediate day-to-day demands to see what the future needs and how that shapes what they do today. They need to work with multiple stakeholders and come up with long term, innovative solutions that benefit all.

But what exactly do these leaders of the future look like?

Are the skills and qualities they will need to work in a constantly changing environment innate or can they be developed – and if so, how?

Join this webinar to learn how to lead in this shared power world, and decode the 5 facets of political intelligence. Futurity, Power, Empathy with purpose, Trust and Versatility. 

“Political Intelligence – which the authors call “PQ” – has never been more valuable. Business, government and civil society must find new and better ways to work together to crack the calculus for sustainable growth and create a brighter future. This timely and insightful book provides rich fodder for those who will be called upon to lead in the years to come”



Gerry Reffo

Gerry Reffo, CMG was Head of Learning and Development in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and is now a senior independent HR consultant and Ashridge Business School accredited executive coach and associate. She develops leaders, teams, and organisations.


Valerie Wark

Valerie Wark is an independent executive coach and leadership tutor and an Associate of Ashridge Business School. She is widely known for innovative programme design and executive coaching that delivers results. Her clients include the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Vodafone, BBC Worldwide, The NHS, Lloyds Bank, Kerry Foods and BG Group.

Additional Information

Gerry Reffo and Valerie Wark are co - authors of Leadership PQ – How political intelligence sets successful leaders apart. Published by Kogan Page, shortlisted in the Management Futures category of the Management Book of the Year Award.

Praise for Leadership PQ:


"I hope this book has the influence the subject deserves." (Jeff Bewkes, Chair and CEO of Time Warner)

"This is a challenging yet practical book for all leaders including those in civil society." (Brendan Gormley, Chair CDAC Network and former CEO of the Disasters Emergency Committee)

"Leadership is difficult and getting more so. This valuable book helps us get it right, by focusing on the issues, linkages, relationships and, yes, the politics that really matter." (Sir Peter Westmacott, British Ambassador to the United States of America)

"I enjoyed this book. The more globalisation hits, the ability to understand politics with a small 'p' will be key." (Ian MacEachern OBE CMgr FCMI (CMI Management Book of the Year judge) 2015-02-09)

"The content is persuasive and challenging. This is a work to spark debate." (Paul Mylrea CMgr FCMI (CMI Management Book of the Year judge) 2015-02-09)

Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to Network Support at networks.support@managers.org.uk.

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