Virtual DL: How Do CEOs Lead for Success? Insights to Boost Your Leadership Skills - ONLINE NOV

When:  Nov 9, 2022 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM (SGT)
Associated with  Singapore Section

SPE Singapore Section is happy to invite you to Live Distinguished Lecturer Event:

 “How Do CEOs Lead for Success? Insights to Boost Your Leadership Skills


The lecture will be delivered in live by Elizabeth Coffey.

Date: Wednesday, Nov 9, 2022

Time: 5PM ONLINE FRI NOV 9 (Original timing was incorrect)


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What actions do CEOs take behind the scenes to create success? What can go wrong that leads to CEO failure? How long do most CEOs have in post? What skills do they need to create high performance? What can you learn from these insights to accelerate your leadership journey, regardless of your current point? You'll hear behind-the-scenes stories and practical guidance grounded in 25 years of collaborating with energy CEOs.

We look at what CEOs actually DO. During a CEO’s tenure, a leader focuses on 3 activities: destroying aspects of the inherited organization that don’t work, creating new elements to improve performance, and preserving aspects that work well. Ideally, the leader delivers these empathetically. We consider the (often brief) life cycle of the CEO.

Upon entry, the CEO plans a strategic path for the business. Next, the CEO disrupts the status quo by operationalizing those ambitions. Third, a CEO tries to stabilize the organization to establish a positive legacy.

What are the upsides of this high wire act? Company growth plus status, wealth, and power for the CEO. If a high-visibility CEO fails, it can devastate the organization's valuation and the individual's reputation.

Which core skills do CEOs need? We look beyond the myths to explore real examples from the oil and gas industry to reveal the most important 4 skills for CEO success.
Which skills are crucial for you to achieve your own career peak? We highlight the critical few skills that sign-post the way to your leadership achievement.



Elizabeth Coffey, Founder of Spark Leadership, is an internationally recognised consultant, speaker and author who develops CEOs, CEO Successors and Board Executives of FTSE 100 and Global 500 companies. She has coached CEOs or their Successors over a wide range of businesses and sectors and is recognised in the industry for developing the leadership skills of Board Executives in Europe, the Middle East, India and North America. Elizabeth curates bespoke, intensive, inspirational development programmes to select senior leaders. In 2018, visits included Bangalore, the UAE and rural Karnataka and in 2017, Jaipur and rural Rajasthan.

Previously a Senior Partner in Korn Ferry’s Leadership and Talent Consultancy, Elizabeth held senior positions with Mercer Delta Consulting and The Change Partnership, which - in 2000 - was acquired by Whitehead Mann (now Korn Ferry). Following a British High Commission exclusive UK trade delegation to Mumbai in 2008, Elizabeth founded her Indian entity in 2014.

Elizabeth has written several leadership books, including McGraw Hill's ‘10 Things That Keep CEOs Awake – and How to Put Them to Bed’(2002); Deutsche Bank's ‘The End of Tolerance?’ (2001) and ‘The Changing Culture of Leadership – Women Leaders’ Voices’ (1999). She has developed organisations through pioneering strategic change in a portfolio of Global 500 companies. Elizabeth has received many awards over the past two decades including: 2018 Women Super Achiever (Femina), 2007 Mentor of the Year and 2001 European Woman of Achievement of Award.

Elizabeth is a cum laude graduate from Wellesley College with a double degree in Psychology & English Literature.



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