The Trusted Executive: 9 leadership habits that inspire results, relationships and reputation

Thursday 14 September, 18:00 - 20:30
Aston Business School

In this speaker session John Blakey, CEO & Elite Sports Coach, will help guests deliver outstanding results, create inspiring relationships and provide a positive contribution to society through the power of trustworthy leadership. Its thought-provoking and practical approach challenges leaders to develop transformational trust-building skills to create a positive long-term legacy.

Through innovative coaching exercises, personal anecdotes, inspirational interviews with international CEOs, and well-researched business models, this session uses material from the acclaimed book, ’The Trusted Executive’ to give leaders the tools they need to create a strategy for building trust in themselves and in their organisations. 

In this interactive session you will have the opportunity to understand the theory of ’The Trusted Executive’, hear the real-life examples of how leaders successfully apply this approach and practice the tools & techniques on yourself. You will also have the opportunity to learn how John's DBA research has contributed to the development of new knowledge in this area.

About the Speaker

John Blakey is a pioneer in the executive coaching profession and is currently undertaking his DBA at Aston Business School. In both 2016 and 2017, John was named as one of the top thought leaders globally on organizational trust at the Trust Across America awards. This accolade reflects his prize-winning doctoral research on trust, his writing of the book, ’The Trusted Executive’, which was shortlisted for the 2016 management book of the year by the Chartered Management Institute, and his practical experience as a highly successful business leader. His previous book Challenging Coaching, co-authored with Ian Day, was hailed as a ’game-changer’ in the profession when it was first published in 2012.

John Blakey

Event Format

The event will be hosted by George Feiger, Executive Dean at Aston Business School.

18:00 Registration, drinks in the MBA Lounge (ground floor Aston Business School)

18:30 John Blakey's presentation, followed by a Q&A session
19:30 Buffet and networking
20:30 Finish

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