Engage Executive Jobs Motivational Contributor, James Sale, is Guest Speaker at Next Poole Business Women’s Lunch

We are all of us busy – busy in our businesses, busy as directors, as managers, as executives, but are we really busy being leaders? James will address four key questions surrounding leadership at our lunch on the 17th October: Why do we need to talk about leadership? What is leadership? Has leadership changed in the last 20 or so years as a result of new technologies? And what are the future challenges for leadership? As usual, James will present NOT the usual stuff, but stimulating ideas and suggestions based on his own experiences about the real issues we need to consider if we want to be truly effective!

This month we are pleased to have Sue Kerr from People Matter as our sponsor.

The Format for the Lunch is: 12.00pm – 12.20pm     Arrival, welcome drink and networking

12.20pm – 12.30pm     Sit down and intro by Frances and Tracey

12.30pm – 12.40pm     10 minutes round the table introduction

12.40pm – 12.45pm     5 minutes from our sponsor, Sue Kerr of People Matter

12.45pm – 1.15pm       Presentation from James Sale

1.15pm   – 2.30pm       Buffet lunch and more opportunities to network

Venue: Storm Fish Restaurant, 16 High Street, Poole, BH15 1BP  Telephone:  01202 674 970 Prices: Members  £18.00    Non-members  £26.00

Please make sure that you have returned your acknowledgement slip and paid for you lunch ASAP. You can pay by BACS or Cheque. Cheques should be made payable to Poole Business Women’s Lunch Club. If you’d like to pay by BACS please contact Rebecca who will provide the details. Payments will be forfeited if you are unable to attend and have not informed us within 48 hours. Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee a place until we receive payment. Please send Cheques and Acknowledgement slips to: Rebecca Ashling-Yates,  PBWL Club, Jobshop UK, 1 The Triangle, Bournemouth, BH2 5RY Acknowledgement Slip October 2013  Membership Form Speakers and Sponsors for 2013 Should you require any further information regarding the lunch, please give us a call (01202 674488) or take a look at our website www.businesswomenslunchclub.co.uk  We look forward to seeing you.

Mark Constantine emphasises the importance of having a “great recruiter” within your business.

Tracey Wood and Frances Miles with Mark Constantine

Lush founder and entrepreneur, Mark Constantine, visited the Poole Business Women’s Lunch Club to present his annual talk to the gathered members, and this year he decided to talk about lessons in business and the books that have inspired him.

Speaking of how and why Lush is so successful, Mark emphasised one of the most important aspects of a successful business is to have a great recruiter as part of your company.  The best recruiters will have all the skills to hire the best staff for your business, bringing with them the necessary skills and knowledge to help your business grow. If you have the best recruiter you can get working with you, you know that in turn, you will have the best employees possible working for you – and that’s something Engage Executive Jobs wholeheartedly agrees with!

Mark’s favourite inspirational quote is from a book called “The Art of Swimming,” by Steven Shaw and Armand D’Amour.

“Water cannot be tamed, It doesn’t care how fast we swim, how hard we try, or how badly we want to succeed, It ebbs, flows, and swells regardless. What it seems to do to us is a reflection of what we do to ourselves.

It will support us if we let it, resist us if we fight it, and frighten us if we approach it with fear. It is unconquerable because it does nothing seeks nothing needs nothing it just is.”

Mark ended his presentation by re-iterating a very valid and pertinent point: “Great business lessons don’t always come in business books; they come in a lot of other ways. So while you are catching up on your reading, remember that the most valuable lessons in business are often those yet to be learnt yourself!”

If you are a woman in business who would like to learn more about the Poole Business Women’s Lunch Club check out www.businesswomenslunchclub.co.uk