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“The winner’s holy trinity: leadership, team-ship and strategy.” Alastair Campbell at Gordon & Eden’s Lessons in Leadership

Last week, a formidable group of leaders from the UK’s top high growth firms joined Gordon & Eden and Michael Hayman MBE to discuss what it takes to win in business in 2018.

The audience of top tech CEO’s and business leaders heard from an impressive line-up of speakers, including Alastair Campbell, former Labour Communications Director, Tom Blomfield, Monzo, Chieu Cao, Perkbox, Alliott Cole, Octopus Ventures, Matt Elek, VICE, Anne-Marie Huby, Just Giving, Hamish Grierson, Thriva, Pip Jamieson, The Dots, Ishaan Malhi, Trussle, Maria Scott, TAINA Tech, and Sitar Teli, Connect ventures as they discussed the winning mindset behind today’s leading businesses.

From delivering live on-stage pitches, to exploring the depths of what it takes to create a winning culture, our speakers delved into their strategies and advice for winning leadership in today’s changing world of business, sharing what winning looks like on their own terms and the challenges they have faced along the way.

To close the event, Alastair Campbell, former Labour Communications Director shared his own insight on the winning combination of teamship and strategy, drawing from his book Winners: And How the Succeed. Alastair’s advice to winning at business – “For winning that endures in the long run, there has to be purpose.”

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Chapter 1 outlines the concept of mission and how the breakthrough brands of today have succeeded by building a mission that inspires belief, generates a following and instils a purpose beyond profit.