Online Event: Leadership – Attack your Hurricanes

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At Chilworth Partnership, we would like to invite all our customers to join us for an online event hosted by ​The Southampton Business School on Leadership.

Event Summary 

It’s tough out there. How do you lead when there is so much uncertainty and change, and the old normal has gone? How do you lead when even you are unsure of what the future holds? You and your team will need to be strong, resilient, and positive to take on these challenges. 

You will need their commitment and for that, you will need Compassionate Leadership. Manley will inspire and excite you with his stories of taking on Hurricane Michael in the “world’s toughest yacht race” and share what it takes to lead in stormy waters. Manley and his crew did not just “survive” the hurricane, they attacked it and turned a threat into an opportunity to come out in 1st place. “Attack your Hurricanes, and Thrive” Manley will share the communication, leadership, team, and personal lessons he learned in that storm and in the many that followed. Lessons that you and your teams can apply every day. 

Manley will take you and your team on an unforgettable journey straight into Hurricane Michael. You will join the team as they meet for the first time and begin the path to being a strong team. How they cope with both failure and success and take the challenge of a hurricane head-on to turn the threat into a great opportunity. 


Topic: ​Leadership – Attack your Hurricanes

Date: Wednesday 21 July 2021

Time: 13.00 to 15.00​

​Guest speaker: Manley Hopkinson


If you would like to attend as our guest, then please email Ruth Snell at Chilworth Partnership via email.


JOBS INsta (2)What you will learn; 

• What is compassionate leadership? 

• Create a strong, coherent team – the principle of “Collective Brilliance” 

• Dealing with both success and failure – the power of positivity to learn from both. 

• Reveal the first and most important role of leadership – Shut up and listen! 

• Developing the “caring” aspect of the leadership culture with compassionate leadership. 

• Creating the compassionate leadership culture that delivers team commitment 

• How commitment is the source of resilience, collaboration, and performance. JOBS INsta (1)

• How the application of compassionate leadership enables the turning of a perceived threat into an opportunity by using language as a tool to tap into the intrinsic motivational needs of others. 

• Improve the confidence and capability of leadership in the “new normal” • Embed tangible tools that the leadership community can use daily – “making actions real” All delivered in an energetic and engaging style that results in long-lasting mindset and behavioral shifts.



Screenshot 2021-07-05 4.14.59 PMGuest Speaker:> Manley Hopkinson 

My philosophies are born from my desire to fulfill and to achieve not on my own, but also for the benefit of the people around me. I have a strong sense of justice and believe in balancing the needs of the economy, our society, and the environment. 

I have developed my thinking and learned much from the works of Adair, Jung, Porter, French & Raven, Bass & Avolio, Hertzberg, Maslow, McLelland, The Dalai Lama, and others, and also from the great people I have met along the way, both colleagues and clients. I have also learned much as a father; my son Frey and my daughter Bella are both great tutors! I am always a “leader in learning”. The word compassion I believe is misused and becomes confused with empathy. 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama explains the difference between empathy and compassion very well – “empathy” is the desire to understand others, “compassion” is to act with positive intent on that understanding – compassion is at the heart of ethical behaviour. 

To me, it is also about increasing our peripheral vision and seeking to “see” those around us. Compassionate Leadership is not soft – it is tough, it is about performance and achievement, but not at the expense of society and the eco-system that supports it, but rather for them. I was inspired to create and design CLA driven by my own personal values and want to see a positive change in the world and create a kinder, more tolerant, and equal future for my children.

If you hadn’t guessed by now, I am an optimist, we will create that future, but I can’t do that alone – join the journey – let’s be collectively BRILLIANT. Hurrah – Manley


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