Chairman's Dinner with Major Russell Lewis, Military Cross

23 January 2018, 18:30 - 23:00

Jesmond Dene House, Jesmond Dene Road, Newcastle NE2 2EY

Leadership is the focus for our 2018 Chairman’s Dinner, where Nigel Mills will be joined by former British Army Infantry Officer and special guest speaker, Major Russell Lewis MC.

Set in the beautiful Jesmond Dene House, you and 100 of the region’s most aspirational business owners will start the year in style, hearing an insightful view on leadership under the most stressful situations.

On an evening of inspiration and humility, you will be alongside your peers to hear a powerful first-hand account of the contacts, hardships and humour that 'Company Commander’ Russell Lewis experienced in the theatre of combat.

Responsible for 200 soldiers from the British Army’s legendary Parachute Regiment on a six-month tour in the most dangerous part of Afghanistan, Russell was awarded the Military Cross for ‘leadership and gallantry under fire’. His detailed account of his Company's tour was published and is now mandatory reading for all aspiring US Naval Officers.

Offering real-life examples, guidance on coolness in command and leading your team during a tough climate, there are clear connections between the pressures of leading in battle and the pressures of leading in business.

EXPLORE how to be an authentic leader in times of immense pressure.

LEARN how to get the best out of your team against all odds.

GAIN an understanding of how changes in behaviour can help to achieve goals.

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