People step into an organisation with optimism and cohesion. Nobody begins with the intent of creating conflict, which means at one time people began with agreement.
As imagination, ideas and courage bursts forth into the foreground, difference of opinion is bound to emerge. Healthy organisations must have this difference of opinion for new leaps, hence healthy conflict is a leadership asset and must be encouraged. When devious intent creeps into a relationship, teams lose focus on the larger vision. Agreement is lost.
‘Rediscovering Agreement’ is an expedition into the factors that create bad conflict, discordant notes and isolated working. This workshop further delineates the remedial charter as to how one can navigate past it.
About Seema Menon
Seema has over 19 years of diverse experience in Media and Entertainment predominantly in Advertising Sales. Her previous role as Region Head of Sales, Sony Pictures Network entailed leading teams with responsibility of revenue generation from Europe and Africa. She has recently embarked upon her journey in Artificial Intelligence with a stint as an Impact Strategist with SparkBeyond UK while also pursuing her entrepreneurial venture as a Coach, Mentor and Speaker conducting various Apperceptive programs with Headstride Ltd. Seema remains immersed in her role at Toastmasters International, Princes Trust as a Mentor and CSO UK as a Steering Committee Member.
Public speaking had stirred her attention a few years back and Seema has fervently revved up this passion with her indulgence as a keynote speaker at various events like Sales Innovation Expo 2018 & 2019 at Excel, London, Sales Innovation Virtual Expo 2020, 10 Forum Sales Performance Accelerate 2018 in Warsaw, FUTR Europe 2019 at Business Design Centre, London, CSO UK 2019 in Wales, AI Summit 2019, Women in Sales Summit 2019, Big Data and AI World 2020 at Excel, London. She was also interviewed on a podcast with Scale Your Sales in 2020.
Seema was awarded the title of ‘SPN Guru’ for training the global sales team within Sony Pictures Networks in 2019. She has done the MBCT Program at Oxford Mindfulness Centre, Vipassana and has been practicing since April 2016. Seema has also held Mindfulness and Yoga workshops in various forums including one for HMRC IT team leaders in 2019.
She has also conducted a few virtual workshops for Toastmasters during the pandemic “Single Stitch Pitch” at #24 Toastmasters in Apr 2020; “Call Attention To- Mindfulness and Communication” at Bhavans Kuwait Toastmasters Club in Aug 2020 & Triple Whammy Workshop in Nov 2020 organised by Harrovian Speakers Club. She has also written thought articles published by in various online magazines.