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In our series Stories of Change, leaders from social work and broader society share their personal experiences of driving change. Our aim is to inspire our network to apply leadership in any situation, regardless of their role and to continue to create change for social good. The series brings together a broad community of social workers and other professionals, sparking debate and conversation.

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Stories of Change with Sir John Timpson CBE : The power of upside down management

Over twenty years ago, John decided to make an important change to his business – and he hasn’t looked back. The upside down management model that he implemented puts the power back in the hands of employees. Timpson shoe repair employees have the freedom to serve customers in the way they know best. Introducing this style of management was the best decision that John made for Timpson which spans across 1000 shops nationwide. However, upside down management is not only for the commercial world. It is something that nurses are looking into for the NHS, and it can be a model for social work too. At the event John will share his advice for you, the audience, on how to lead change regardless of your role.

Date: 29 October 2019
Time: 8 – 9pm (live webinar), 6.30 – 9pm (live event)

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