Oh what a night…

Dr Jon Lamonte & Intuitive launch

Nina with Jon at the Intuitive Launch

Last night, the roof-top lounge at Great John St Hotel in Manchester was the perfect venue for the official launch of Intuitive Interim & Executive Search. It was great to welcome so many friends – old and new – and I have to say, I was completely overwhelmed by the amount of goodwill in the room… and the noise!

Not only were my guests on great form, my guest speaker, Dr Jon Lamonte received rave reviews for his extremely interesting and informative talk.  As newly appointed CEO of Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), Jon certainly has his work cut out … and he listed many of the challenges which lie ahead, all of which sound very positive for the people of the North West.

Whilst the focus tends to be on the £1.5bn expansion and improvement programme for the Metrolink, TfGM has responsibility for all others forms of passenger transport – along with the highways and byways – and getting us all on our bikes is part of Jon’s remit too!

Of specific interest to me was Jon’s views on leadership – throughout my career I have been drawn to people who drive business improvement through people … yes, I fully accept that processes and business models are important, however in my experience, it’s performance through people that brings the best rewards.  Jon has an outstanding reputation in this area – for his listening skills, for his encouragement of innovation and open management style – and I am really looking forward to seeing the results of his approach in the months and years’ to come. Good luck Jon!

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