Published: November 24, 2020 | Updated: November 25, 2020

Gain perspective, advance leadership, begin to push your business performance to next level

By Andrew Diprose, editor

It’s no surprise that Vistage member companies grow 2.2 times faster than their competition, writes David McDonald.

Haven’t come across Vistage before?

We’re an organisation designed for SME business leaders looking to drive better results for their companies.

CEOs and other executive leaders are eligible for membership.

As Vistage Chair for Dorset, I’d like to extend a very special invitation to you.

On Wednesday December 2, you can experience two of the three core elements of Vistage membership.

World class speaker Shivvy Jervis is cited by the World Economic Forum as “a thought leader beyond compare” and TED Talks as “having the remarkable capacity to uncover the truly relevant notions from all the noise”.

Shivvy, pictured left, will be joining me from 1230 to 1330 with her workshop ‘Our 5.0 New Reality’.

After which, we will “roll up our sleeves” and work on some real business issues to showcase the positive impact of a peer group.

A four-time award-winning trends forecaster and founder of ambitious forecasting lab FutureScape 248, Shivvy’s energising talks have earned 24 pieces of industry recognition.

This includes a hat trick – Britain’s Role Model of the year 2020, Influencer of the Year 2019 and Woman of the Year 2019 by public vote.

Her talks cover a range of subjects, from human-perception AI and immersive workplaces to digital identity and the future Internet of Things.

You’ll gain perspective, advance your leadership and begin to push your business performance to the next level at this event.

To register, please call me on 07872 407548.

If we haven’t met, or spoken, before then just a brief note about my background.

I’ve more than 30 years’ experience in business leadership roles in engineering and defence sectors, working for companies with turnovers ranging from £500,000 to £60m.

So, believe me, I have an intimate knowledge of the challenges many SME leaders face today.

Most recently, I was Managing Director of Chemring Technology Solutions, an advanced technology defence company, but I’ve also held senior positions at BAE Systems, Leonardo and Roke Manor Research.

My passion is coaching and helping people thrive.

I see a lot of potential in our community here and I want to share my experience, knowledge and know-how to help develop local companies.

Dorset has been my home since 1985 and I’m heavily involved in the community not least as President of the resurrected Christchurch Rugby Club which I co-founded in the 1980s.

To find out more about Vistage in Dorset please visit vistage.co.uk/david-mcdonald or email me at david.mcdonald@Vistagechair.co.uk.