YLD leadership series - 18 november 2019


Are you enabling your teams to do their best work? YLD Leadership Series - in collaboration with Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business - bring you a series of workshops straight from Silicon Valley.

After successful event with Professor F. Flynn in July, we're bringing back the full-day workshops on building relationships and leading teams this November.

Francis Flynn, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Stanford University will lead a full-day workshop for London’s top business executives on how to scale leadership excellence on the 18th November 2019.

The day will be made up of four interactive sessions:

  • Leaders must be able to build strong relationships in order to get things done - what are the fundamental principles of cultivating these in the workplace?

  • You communicate with others every day, but how can you close gaps in your delivery and style in order to create better responses and attitudes?

  • Effective leaders are able to influence and persuade others. In this session, we’ll consider a number of effective tactics of interpersonal persuasion and analyse visual demonstrations of each approach

  • Leaders are constantly confronted with the need to negotiate and resolve conflicts. We’ll highlight common mistakes that lead negotiators to “leave value on the table” and discuss principles for negotiating effectively over the long-term.

Workshops lead


FRANCIS J. FLYNN, Professor, Stanford business school

Francis J. Flynn is a professor of organisational behaviour at Stanford Business School and has received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the topics of employee cooperation, work group dynamics, and leadership in organisations.


8:30 - 9:20 Registration & breakfast 
9:30 - Building Relationships
11:00 - Coffee break
11:20 - Communicating Effectively
12:40 - Lunch
13:40 - Getting Others to say ‘Yes’
15:00 - Coffee break
15:20 - Becoming Effective Negotiators
16:40 - Closing remarks and drinks reception

Executives from the following organisations attended this exciting event:



yld, SOFTWARE engineering & Design CONSULTANCY

YLD is software engineering, open-source and design consultancy, helping you succeed by moving your team beyond a culture of delivery to a culture of learning.

Based in London and with offices across Manchester, Lisbon and Porto, YLD works with some of the best engineers and digital product designers in Europe, helping FTSE100 enterprises such as Conde Nast, Thomas Cook, The Economist and Trainline outperform their competition.


Stanford Graduate School of Business

One of the seven schools at Stanford University, Stanford GSB is one of the top business schools in the world. The school’s mission is to create ideas that deepen and advance our understanding of management and with those ideas to develop innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change the world. Stanford GSB is a private, accredited institution with four flagship programs — MBA, MSx, PhD, and Executive Education.

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This event is exclusive to technology, business and product executives only. Please contact events@yld.io if you have any questions.