Zurich Masterclass – Post Event Interview with Jamie Anderson
The second instalment of our 2015 Zurich Masterclass Series took place recently at the IMI Conference Centre in Sandyford.
The keynote was delivered by internationally renowned management thinker and award-winning author, Prof Jamie Anderson, to an audience of over 200 of Ireland’s leading C-Level executives. The key theme of Jamie’s address centred on the concept of ‘Lifeworking’, which confronts narrow and conventional definitions of personal success and linear thinking in relation to career progression.
Jamie talked passionately, and with a good dose of humour at times, about a way of living in which, the individual, and not the organisation, defines the meaning of success and presents a clear roadmap for meshing their life and work into an integrated existence. His thought-provoking address, challenged the prevailing ‘industrial age mind-set’ that exists in many Western world organisations in their approach to the management and retention of their top talent. He believes that organisations will be more effective in these endeavours if they seek to facilitate, rather than hamper, their top talent in redefining their own meaning of success and achieving more sustainable and mutually beneficial terms of engagement.
About Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson is an academic, management thinker and award winning author. He has been named as a “management guru” in the Financial Times, and as one of the world’s top 25 management thinkers by the journal Business Strategy Review. Jamie’s research and teaching focuses on the interconnectedness between creativity, innovation, leadership and strategy, and he has advised a range of Fortune 500 firms on approaches to corporate renewal. His ideas have been quoted in business magazines such as Business Week, The Economist, Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. Jamie is an award-winning author, and in his book “The Fine Art of Success” he explores business lessons from the creative industries. Jamie has written numerous case studies, and is a three-time winner of the EFMD – European Federation for Management Development – case writing awards. Jamie’s wit and humour have seen him described as a ‘stand-up strategist’, who brings together the theories and frameworks of management, with a unique presentation style that never fails to both enlighten and entertain.
About the Irish Management Institute Masterclass Series
The Irish Management Institute’s Masterclass Series brings together global thought leaders on work practices, organisations, leadership and management to share their ideas and lead the discussions in half-day Masterclasses held at the IMI campus in Sandyford, Dublin. Aimed at senior executives across both the private and public sectors, this initiative is designed to provide IMI member organisations with access to a community of experts and an opportunity to share knowledge and best practice within the membership network.
The IMI’s Masterclass series is only one of many membership initiatives delivered by the institute throughout 2015. As a membership organisation, the IMI reflects a spectrum of Irish industry, from the smallest micro-organisations to the world’s largest multinationals.
View Post Event Interview with Jamie Anderson here.