Being Purpose-Led, Leadership & the role of EQ #AfterDinnerRoundup

Screenshot 2016-05-18 16.32.19Dinner on being Purpose Led
On Tuesday night, TableCrowd members joined Jenny Andersson for an intimate dinner covering the topic of growth and profitability through activating purpose. As the curator of The Purposeful Enterprise Summit and a brand strategist, Jenny talked about how purpose-led initiative can contribute to profitability and growth, as well as help your brand to better connect with its customers. In life and business, we all need purpose, as without it we don’t have the hearts of our employees or their loyalty to the company itself. Businesses will need to become more social to embrace the new wave of Millennials.

Jenny spoke about her work with brands from Patagonia, Timberland, Levi’s and Virgin, and how they all have a greater purpose than pure profit. Discussions around the table covered various topics including how to shift they way the diners do business to improve their prospects of becoming influential, leveraging their possibility for being a purpose-led business, all whilst increasing their profitability.

Screenshot 2016-06-13 13.18.40Dinner on Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
What a fantastic and original talk from Amanda Davie for her fellow diners last night at Piccolino, Broadgate. Covering the topic of Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, Amanda enthralled everyone with an incredibly detailed and informative discussion.

EQ101: the ability to identify and manage our own emotions and others. It’s also known as social intelligence.

EQ was first developed by 3 physiologists, and has been around for a couple of decades. Although, it’s still quite misunderstood in business, with men in particular not being that receptive to it. As Amanda explained at dinner, Emotional Intelligence is more important than academic intelligence. And, you can now see that it is starting to filter into the education system. Find out more about EQ from Amanda in our blog post, Using Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to make you a better leader.

Special thanks to our speakers Jenny and Amanda, who were joined by Outcomes Based Healthcare, Smith & Williamson, Millennial Media, Per4mance Insight, Ghilaine & Co, Imperial College London, Nous Group, LEYF, and Inspired Ventures amongst others.

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