May 19th: Julie Nerney on “Step Into Your Authority & Own Your Day”

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Julie Nerney, Transformation Leader

Our Guest on Episode 40 of Business Breakfast TV is Transformation Leader, Julie Nerney on “Step Into Your Authority & Own Your Day”

In this talk, Julie Nerney – co-author of Own Your Day – will share insights into how managers can reclaim their autonomy, step into their authority and own their day. This is perfect for anyone who has ever felt stuck between pressure from senior leaders and the needs of their team. Or those in leadership roles who want to unlock the potential of their managers.

And whether you want to write or not, there are valuable lessons from the research underpinning the book spanning both operating context and people that are applicable to all sectors. In this talk she will share:

• Why she wanted to write a book and what finally encouraged her to get round to it. Perhaps, this will prompt you to think about how you use writing and storytelling in your work.

• The headlines and insights from the eight key findings from the research underpinning her book, to help you and your teams unlock the true potential of your managers

• And finally, a few insights into how you might start your journey to get published too if listening to this talk inspires you to take the plunge!

Julie was an accidental serial entrepreneur, starting 14 businesses in the UK and overseas spanning sectors as diverse as a record label, health and fitness operations, and a Polish speciality coffee company. Next came an interim career in business transformation.

Assignments span complex change programmes, whole organisational turnarounds, and high-profile projects, including a leadership role in the transport operation for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. She has experience of every stage of organisational life, from start-up through disposals and acquisitions, through dozens of Executive and CEO roles.

She has a portfolio of Chair and NED roles for organisations with a social purpose, is a coach, mentor, and guest lecturer, including providing insights for Oxford Said Business School’s online leadership development programme.

Julie is struck by the commonality across the hundreds of organisations she has worked with. Regardless of why they exist, how teams approach their work is a far bigger driver of success than what they do. The what is important, but the how is the game changer. A passionate advocate for authentic, purposeful leadership, she loves to create cultures that allow individuals to be the best version of themselves. 

This inspired her to co-author the book Own Your Day, with Diana Marsland, aimed at supporting managers to do just that. You can pre-order the book here or you can sign up for free content and insights from the end of March here.

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