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Authentic and inspirational leadership with John Amaechi OBE

John Amaechi OBE, the New York Times best-selling author and former NBA basketball player, has been described as a ‘thought-leader, change-agent, rock star, witty and wise, provocative and purposeful’. That charisma was on display as he provoked debate and motivated attendees to become more effective personal leaders.

John was speaking as part of London First’s Leadership Exchange Programme, a joint mentoring scheme that pairs police and business leaders, enabling them to exchange expertise on leadership and management issues.

Its purpose is to strengthen links between police and business at a senior level, share corporate learning and leadership skills and bring a fresh perspective to the work practices of both parties.

Since its launch in 2001, over 400 people have taken part. Previous participants in the scheme have greatly valued the opportunity to discuss challenges away from work in an environment that is refreshing, positive and enjoyable.

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