Cut the @#!$: How to encourage truly authentic communication and honest leadership

In a world of corporate messages, overflowing email inboxes and hierarchical stalemate we’re asking the question, what does truly authentic leadership and grown up culture look like? How do you cut through the @#%$ and communicate honestly and effectively with your business, team and colleagues?

No doubt you’ve read a number of books or articles about what good leadership looks like, you may have gleaned your leadership style from a previous line manager or even had formal training on how to ‘lead from the front’ or ‘Motivate People’. Despite this, according to a survey conducted by, 57% of employees said their executive leadership lacked the ability to communicate clearly, couple this with the demise of face-to-face interaction, we risk losing the authentic nature of real, human and grown-up communication.

The ONE Group have partnered with exceptional speakers across HR, Leadership and Internal Communications to bring you our latest headline event. Suited to HR Professionals, Senior Executives, Team Leaders, Managers and Directors - we will look at reinventing what leadership looks like in your organisation and how grown up communication and trust can transform culture and boost productivity.

Our speakers include:

Guest Speaker: Karen Moran, Director of Disruptive HR
Karen will share how we can overcome some of the biggest challenges facing HR functions and leaders today, including:

  • The implications for HR and leaders in a disrupted world
  • A new way of thinking about how we lead, engage and manage our people 
  • Practical advice on how to change HR outdated practices for good.

Three years ago Karen and Lucy Adams (CEO) created Disruptive HR a London based agency who work with leaders and HR professionals to help them make their people practices fit for a disrupted world.

In her straight talking style, Karen draws from her own experiences (and mistakes!) following a 20 year HR career that spans start-ups through to established sectors such as telecoms (Nokia), professional services (Eversheds) and media (BBC).

Guest Speaker: Katie Macaulay

Katie Macaulay is managing director of AB, the UK's longest established internal communication agency founded in 1964. She became managing director in 2012 after a career in corporate communications spanning almost 30 years. Katie has worked with UK and international organisations in most industry sectors including Barclays, The London Stock Exchange, Novartis, Roche, Royal Mail, EDF and the British Red Cross. She is the author of 'From Cascade to Conversation – Unlocking the Collective Wisdom of Your Workforce', and the host of The Internal Comms Podcast.


Thursday, 25th April 2019
Registration - 8:00AM - 8:30AM 
Session - 8:30AM - 10:30AM
Networking - 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Venue & Parking (Kindly hosted by The Bradfield Centre

The Bradfield Centre
184 Cambridge Science Park
Milton Road

Parking is available FREE onsite, but is limited to 20 spaces allocated on a first come first serve basis. A ptifall of this great location, we'd suggest thinking about your travel plans ahead of the day.