Conscious Leadership

with Ken Morrice
MM Search Ltd

Ken Morrice, Managing Director of MM Search is a member of Entrepreneurial Scotland's new Saltire Leaders Programme focusing on conscious leadership.

We grabbed 10 minutes to get Ken's thoughts on this years programme, the teaching from Babson College and the benefits of having a trusted peer-group during these unprecedented times.

ES: Hi Ken. First off, out of all the years to join the Saltire Leaders Programme, why now?

KM: Those that know me well tend to say I can’t sit still, and that is indeed true!

However, over the past 14 weeks we have all had to deliberately slow down. I’ve used a portion of that pause time to reflect and invest in something I always said I didn’t have time for (not DIY) but a peer-based executive education programme.

Reflecting and engaging with those in the same boat as you has a lot more benefits than I expected it would, mostly because the opinions of others really do challenge your perspective. And I like a challenge.

I joined the Saltire Leaders Catalyst programme “Conscious Leadership” at the start of June and already I am intrigued as to where it might take me over the twelve-month course.

"The programme offers a unique immersion in a challenging and action-orientated entrepreneurial culture"

ES: Was there a specific draw for you this year? The theme of the programme; the other cohort members, Babson's teaching perhaps?

KM: Initially I was drawn to the conscious leadership course because it offers unique immersion in a challenging and action-orientated entrepreneurial culture. But already it has given me so much more.

Babson College sets high expectations for participant engagement and it is challenging. The faculty of entrepreneurs draw from personal experience and have a keen understanding of current affairs and global markets. Via live interactive webinars, presentations, videos and articles the course is demanding. However, I wasn’t expecting to have benefited from the group feeling so early on in the course, being part of an all Scotland senior support cohort like this and engaging with ‘near-peers’ is even more worthwhile than I hoped it would be.

"I am really proud to be part of Scotland’s community of leaders who are looking to develop in conscious leadership"

ES: What's been the most valuable aspect of the programme for you so far?

KM: I’ve actually been blown away by the speaker programme, which has given me access to keynote speakers such as business stalwarts and inspiring leaders Bob Chapman and Kip Tindell.

ES and Babson College have designed the programme to bring global perspective and international insight into the continuing professional development of business leaders in Scotland. The aim of the course is to learn the fundamental concepts, methods, and tools of innovation, growth and conscious leadership.

I am really proud to be part of Scotland’s community of leaders who are looking to develop in conscious leadership, and to work alongside those who are unapologetic about their desire to both do well but also do good. I am excited to be on the Babson College journey and look forward to developing with the team as the course progresses.

Further news from Ken and the team at MM Search...

Ken was recently named as a finalist at this years Director of The Year awards for 2020.

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