Michael Hayman MBE

Michael Hayman MBE

Performance and the Power of Purpose: use it or lose it

Session Overview

For today’s business leaders, there is a clear relationship between what a company stands for and its success. The concept of mission and purpose is no longer an agenda point under CSR but a powerful driver for profit. It can impact everything from productivity and people, to performance and progress. So how can you harness the power of purpose to drive change in your business? This session will see the author of Penguin bestseller Mission: How the Best in Business Break Through, Michael Hayman MBE, introduce some of the ideas underpinning the book, which features insights from the likes of Joe Gebbia, co-founder of AirBnb and John Mackey, founder of Whole Foods. The session will not only offer ideas for the future of your business but the strategy you need to make them happen. We’ll explore who owns mission and culture, the power of high-performance culture and how HR can play its part in liberating potential. Last year Larry Fink, founder and chief executive of BlackRock, told CEOs, “to prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a positive contribution to society.” This presentation will show you how.

Speaker's biography

Michael is an entrepreneur, broadcaster and author. He co-founded the campaigns firm Seven Hills & co-authored Mission (Penguin).

He is chairman of entrepreneurs at the private bank and wealth manager Coutts. He also co-founded the national campaign for early stage enterprise, StartUp Britain.

Michael hosts the TV show The Capital Conversation and is an experienced event host.  He has interviewed leaders from business, sports, politics and entertainment.

He is Honorary Professor of the Purpose Economy at the University of London where he also holds an Honorary Doctorate. He is also an Honorary Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.

Michael is a columnist for CityAM and is an advisory board member of the National Business Awards. He was awarded an MBE for services to enterprise and is a Freeman of the City of London.

Notable Interviews:

From business, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, lastminute.com founder Baroness Martha Lane-Fox., then Unilever CEO, Paul Polman, Wholefoods founder John Mackey, Ocado Chairman Lord Rose, L&G’s Dame Helena Morrisey and Monzo founder Tom Blomfield;

From politics, then Prime Minister David Cameron, London Mayor Sadiq Khan, leader of the Liberal Democrats and then Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable, and two former directors of Downing Street Strategy, Alastair Campbell and Steve Hilton;

From entertainment, the singer will.i.am and the Emmy award-winning actor Michael Sheen.

From sport, Olympic gold all-stars Jessica Ennis-Hill, Duncan Goodhew and Lord Coe.