10 Key EQ Leadership Skills

A smart and witty illustration from @simonheath1 summarising Dr. Martyn Newman’s 10 Leadership Skills that are fundamental to successful emotionally intelligent leaders. The 10 skills are measured by RocheMartin’s ECR Report which we use extensively in our Leadership Development programmes at Sheffield Business School.  

EQ Summit 2015- Rise from the basement

On March 20th 2015 we co-hosted the EQ Summit in London with our partners RocheMartin. The event was an ambitious undertaking for both Sheffield Business School and RocheMartin as neither of us specialise in event production and management, however we were determined to extend the discourse on Leadership, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Mindfulness. So, how did Read More

What makes a leader? Part ten with Paul Cook of Planet Planit


Successful leaders in the events sector require a different skillset and Sheffield Business School has been working with Events Industry News to investigate how these figureheads build a winning team and deliver unforgettable experiences. In the penultimate instalment of the series, Paul Cook, the founder and managing director of events resource platform Planet Planit, talks Read More

What makes a leader? Part nine with Ben Williams of The First Direct Arena

Ben Williams July 2014

The leaders in most industries need similar skills to deliver business success. However, the fast-paced nature and shifting workforce in the events industry means successful leadership is about a very different set of skills. To investigate this special skillset and learn what other business leaders can learn from it, Sheffield Business School and Event Industry Read More

What makes a leader? Part eight with Ellie McLeod of Save The Children


Successful event industry leaders require a different set of skills. Sheffield Business School has joined forces with Events Industry News for a revealing series of blogs that probe how the biggest names in this field perform. In the latest instalment, Save The Children’s head of special events, Ellie McLeod, discusses understanding your audience, creating a Read More

What makes a leader?

Geoff Shepherd

Part Seven with Geoff Shepherd As Sheffield Business School and Events Industry News continues to investigate the skills successful leaders in the events sector need, we turn to Yorkshire Mafia Don Geoff Shepherd for the latest instalment. Having created a 15,000-strong LinkedIn community that encourages businesses across Yorkshire to share expertise and build lucrative trade Read More

What makes a leader – Part Six …with David Jamilly of Theme Traders

As Sheffield Business School continues exploring what skills leaders in the event industry need, David Jamilly of Theme Traders explores how he built one of the most successful event management companies in the UK. Analysing how to build a winning team, create a successful business model and how best to communicate with staff, David shares Read More

What makes a leader – Part Five

Image courtesy of Ceremonies Staging Agency, Moscow"

In the final instalment of his series of three blogs exploring the challenges of leadership when organising major events, Simon Graveling considers how the necessary skills differ from leaders in other sectors. Simon most recently managed the Sochi Winter Olympic Games and is well versed in managing thousands of staffs and multi-million budgets. In this Read More

What makes a leader – Part Four

Image courtesy of Ceremonies Staging Agency, Moscow

In the new blog series investigating leadership in the events sector, Olympic Games organiser Simon Graveling is sharing his insights into staging some of the biggest events in the world. In the second of three blogs, Simon talks about the trends in major events and shares his insights into the key ingredients event industry leaders Read More