Ellis Watson is one of the most motivational and charismatic people we have ever met and listening to his famous Ted Talk always makes us want to change our ways. Over an impressive career that has taken him from former CEO of Simon Cowell’s Syco Corporation, MD of the Mirror Group, CEO of Celador turning around Greyhound Bus in the US, and CEO of DC Thomson Publishing, Ellis mostly speaks about how to cope with change and inspire passion from the workforce. He also talks about a belief that a significant external shock like recession can be a springboard for positive change. He shows how to inspire passion when under pressure, and how to progress from mission statements to true company culture embracing quality, integrity and diversity. Amongst a wealth of stories from his varied career, after dinner he might reveal how he expertly delivered some unwelcome news to Donald Trump.
View the Ted Talk here