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Leadership & skills

Practical insight from experts & senior business leaders

Experts & leaders drive discussion – what does change mean for your team, and how can you deliver “top tier” results as logistics and supply chain transformation projects gather momentum?  How we can make our businesses and the entire logistics sector more ‘sustainable’ for the future – not just in terms of the environment, but our value-add proposition for stakeholders?

Coming up

Next date tbc

  • Finding, recruiting, supporting and retaining the best teams in a changing world
  • Crossing inter-company silos
  • People in our culture, new business groups & SC transformation
  • Leadership traits including core beliefs to keep versus things to let go of / traditional versus future requirements
  • Leveraging internal & external capabilities
  • Diversity as a tool (age, gender, education, skills – all elements &  more)
  • What’s the role of blindspots, unconscious bias, perceptions, and confirmation bias?
  • Mental health
  • University curricula preparing our future leaders
  • Perceived attractiveness of existing and new jobs within the sector

Previous discussions

28 April 2021

What makes a great leader in supply chain and logistics?  Practical and frank discussion covering many topics including:

  • “Good” leaders/ leadership trait / born vs trained / sector knowledge vs soft skills 
  • Making ourselves “obsolete” / communication / ownership / empowerment / decision-making
  • Working from anywhere challenge & skills for our changing environment & industry 4.0

30 March 2021

What makes a great leader in supply chain and logistics?  

  • Leadership traits – left-brain/right-brain leadership concepts (Jack Welch vs Elon Musk)
  • How to bring whole self to work – learning from young talent, engagement, management styles & mental health, building new strategies whilst rebuilding team culture and togetherness

2 March 2021

Insight from experts on recruiting, nurturing and building the best teams.  Pragmatic discussion on first key issues agreed 2 Feb:  

  • Working from anywhere – sustainable / desirable? / challenges
  • Skills for our changing environment & industry 4.0

2 Feb 2021

Insight from experts on recruiting, nurturing and building the best teams.  2020 has changed how we operate; what does that mean for your team, and what factors influence their ability to deliver “top tier” results?  Changing expectations from candidates in the market, and is there anything we can learn from “agile natives”?

Contacts & slides in members’ area

11 June 2020

“How workforce changes match demand changes we see in the market”.  45 minute discussion with Q&A.

  • Director LKW WALTER (slides in members’ area)
  • Director CHEP
  • PhD KUEHNE LOGISTICS UNIVERSITY (slides in members’ area)

F&L Napoli, Nov 2019

The future supply chain. A quarter of the world’s population are ‘millennials’ (born 1981-1996). The dominant generation of the post-financial crisis era, this generation is forecast to make up 35% of the global workforce by 2020. What can we learn?  

  • Agenda – interactive panel debate

F&L Hamburg, May 2019

Almost every industry faces change. And the breadth and depth of these changes brings transformation of entire systems of production, management, and governance as well as fundamentally altering the way we live, work, and relate to one another.  

  • Agenda – Keynote: “Why millennials keep dumping you: an open letter to Management”