The biggest notable change is David has helped us to pull together as one team. I have never worked with someone who has come in and made such an impact in a positive way. I have Senior Managers from across the business coming up to me and asking how they can get David involved in their area. For me that’s as good a recommendation as you can get. — Nadine Taylor, Head of Group HR, The Phoenix Group
“Thank you so much for your input to our conference – I know we said thanks at the time however it was as it was at the front end of the two days, I wanted to let you know the impact that it had on the group for the remainder of the conference. I think you made a great impact with the group and it was very nice to hear some of your comments being fed back throughout the event. — Pauline Hogg, HRBP Europe, Unilever
The breakthrough moment was on early on the 2nd day when someone used your words as a precursor in order to have the courage to bring a truth into the room and at that moment the gates were open! There was some great and constructive feedback and people took it all in the spirit it was intended so we have come away from the event with a much richer knowledge and some concrete actions for the European HR Leadership Team (EHRLT).
The feedback has been overwhelming to be honest – people were really touched by your session but also by the personal reference in their books.”
“Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for today’s workshop. It was really great and the feedback I’ve had so far has been so positive, so many people have said that they got something out of the session and the test now will be if they follow through with the actions (or do something else of course!). — Julie Skinner, Assistant Director, Workforce Development, Connexions, Thames Valley
I personally found the session really helpful as it has helped me to focus on a work action that needs my input as well as a personal decision that I’ve been reflecting on for a bit too long so thank you for focussing my mind and for being such an inspiration today.”
I just wanted to thank you for organising the training day for my team with David Taylor this week. He was fantastic and really brought a huge amount of clarity and good sense to the way we interact with each other and within the wider business. We had a strategy day on Monday then dinner with David in the evening and all day with him on Tuesday. The dinner was really open and engaging and I was impressed how he was able to get people to open up and discuss issues without any fears. It has certainly made an immediate impact and as a result re-energised and re focussed the team. — Jonathan Polin, Sales and Marketing Director, Ignis Asset Management
David Taylor helped to motivate and inspire my team following a major restructure of IT services. He ensured that everyone took ownership of their own agenda, actions and behaviour, and the day to day benefits to both the organisation and the individuals have been fast, and remarkable. We now have a clearer understanding of our priorities, better communications within the department and across the company at large. — Stephen Capper, Director, UKMEA Region, IT Leader, Arup
I recommend this to anyone who wants to form a successful, world class team.
We engaged David Taylor as we knew that the Naked Leader would help us to bring new and unexpected perspectives. He did just that and as a result helped to tighten relationships within my IS Leadership Team and help us to develop a clear and unambiguous way of working that has given all of Group IS a focus we previously did not have. I am convinced that we will add more value directly to the organisation through the business-focussed approach David helped us to articulate. — Andrew Marks, Chief Information Officer, Tullow Oil