Diversity & Inclusion Keynote Speaker
One of the first Royal Air Force openly gay pilots
Pilot to the Royal Family and Prime Minister
Discussion topic include:
How to be an inclusive leader?
Stress performance and well being
Airline and former Royal Air Force pilot Matt Lindley talks candidly about being one of the first openly gay pilots in the Armed Forces. Listen to his journey of having a childhood dream to fly, almost crushed by a ban on gay serving personnel in the Forces. Matt describes how he consciously suppressed his sexuality and joined an organisation knowing that being 'out' would have resulted in a possible prison sentence. His story is one of self-motivation, determination, and drive which led to a dream being fulfilled. Matt describes how the RAF adapted its culture from one of open hostility towards gay personnel, to acceptance and support. He also speaks frankly about mental resilience and its impact on employee performance.
But this is not just another 'coming out story', instead Matt uses his experience, to highlight the benefits of positive culture change and how to be an inclusive leader. This good new story ultimately affects the productivity of an organisation. He uses his human factors and psychology knowledge to link well-being, stress and ultimately performance of the individual.
Culture / transformational change
Goal setting & focus
How to be an inclusive leader
Emotional Intelligence and empathy
Banter to the pros and cons
Stress management and its effect on performance
Mental well being, employee welfare
Inspirational senior leadership - different
styles and their effectiveness
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WATCH AN INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP KEYNOTE BY MATT
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