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On 16th April 2024, the Babble team welcomed business and technology leaders to the Fit to Lead Executive Lunch and Forum at the iconic Buffini Chao Deck, located at the National Theatre in London. 

The day unfolded with a series of engaging keynotes, talks, and panel sessions from a high-profile list of speakers who explored the Fit to Lead framework to support today’s leaders in developing the mental, physical, and ethical edge that modern leadership demands. 

Watch the video below if you’re looking for a quick catch-up of the day’s events.

If you’re keen to find out more about the day and what was spoken about, please read through our recap post: Navigating Modern Leadership: Lessons Learned from Babble’s Fit to Lead Executive Forum

The Fit to Lead Executive Forum launched off with a keynote address, “Resilience – The Myths of Inner Strength”, delivered by Bruce Daisley, former Head of Twitter Europe. This was followed by a talk on “Ethics in an Age of ‘God-Like Technology'” by “The Corporate Philosopher”, Roger Steare.

Chris Paton, Director of Quirk Solutions, chaired the two-panel sessions. The first, “Room to Breathe”, explored physical and mental fitness for leadership. It featured military and mindfulness specialist Mike Bates, mindfulness expert Sarah Furness, performance scientist Steve Ingham, and sports broadcaster Orla Chennaoui.

The second session, “The Three Pillar Leader”, saw contributions from Matt Parker, CEO of Babble; Kenny Logan, founder of Logan Sports Marketing and ambassador of the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation; rugby legend Rory Underwood; and global NED, Keryn James. They shared their experiences of balancing the three pillars of leadership, offering insightful discussions and actionable takeaways designed to empower UK SMB leaders to enhance their performance and unlock growth potential.