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Kingston Business School Visiting Faculty Lecture Series: John Peters

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Time: 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Room 0026, Business School (ground floor), Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): John Peters

Kingston Business School Visiting Faculty Lecture Series: John Peters

Kingston Business School is delighted to open its doors for a series of thought-provoking lectures, designed to showcase the expertise of our Visiting Professors and Fellows.

We welcome our students, staff, alumni and the wider business community to attend these exciting events and to join us for networking drinks following each lecture.

The lectures will start at 6pm on campus, with the networking reception running from 7pm-8pm.

Our next guest speaker will be John Peters.

 About the speaker

John Peters came to the world's attention in January 1991, when as a prisoner of war, his disfigured image that became a potent symbol of Saddam Hussein's ruthless aggression.  He has written two best-selling books and the documentary, Tornado Down, was Independent Documentary of the Year and a BAFTA Award Nominee. He has extensive international TV, radio, PR and media experience and has built up an international speaking reputation, having followed Nelson Mandela on stage in South Africa, and spoken to Heads of State and royalty.

On leaving the RAF, he has worked working internationally providing business critical development, consulting, and coaching through a leadership lens. Using his Gulf War, POW experience, international media exposure, award-winning Human Factors development programme in high-performance aviation and 22 years' consultancy business, John challenges leaders' approach to uncertainty, organisational learning, trust and failure. 

John is the owner and director of the company Monkey Business, which provides business critical development, consulting and coaching - through a leadership lens. Their pragmatic approach helps leaders and business teams transform individual and organisational capabilities in ways that enable them to compete, to succeed and to grow.

His expertise is in strategy, leadership and change and his focus is on getting better results quicker. Monkey Business stimulates insight, are a catalyst to action and inspire performance and capitalize on the concepts of human potential and peak performance to elevate leadership effectiveness to a dynamic capability. Using action-based, collaborative learning experiences, the company helps lead meaningful change.

He is a Visiting Professor and runs numerous Executive MBA programmes for business schools and been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from University of Bedfordshire. He has been Chair of the Association of MBAs, (the international MBA gold-standard accreditation), is a Trustee of the Royal Air Force Club, a RAFA Ambassador and is Governor of Worcester Royal Grammar School and Patron to KidsOut, a charity supporting disadvantaged children. He is married with grown-up two children.

About the session

Using his experiences, John will challenge you to reflect upon how you take the initiative and lead from choice rather than reaction, providing a personal view of how you deal with uncertainty and chaos, whilst challenging you to consider how you would deal with crises.  Disruptive times call for leaders with a knack for adaptive learning to address the increasingly uncertain world. To navigate effectively, we must learn to let go—and become more complex ourselves.  John will provide challenging insights on how to lead in an increasingly uncertain world.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Lucy Raymond


Directions to Room 0026, Business School (ground floor), Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB: