The Hays Forum 2017 was all about digital change. Companies are confronted with a gigantic disruption. How can executives hold their ground in this environment? Is leadership still required given that teams are increasingly organizing themselves independently and robots have already become firm members of executive boards? According to last year's Hays-Forum speaker, Nicole Brandes, leadership in the digital age is not redundant, but more important than ever. Industry 4.0 required leadership 4.0. In her speech, she talked about what competencies leaders of today and tomorrow need. The entrepreneur, author and former manager shared future-oriented leadership skills with you and gave you insights into her new corporate leadership programmes.

Nicole Brandes is an international management coach, writer and thinker about business future. In record speed the former manager has secured herself a permanent position as a top speaker in Europe, covering topics such as leadership 4.0, the “us” intelligence and Mindful business. She holds lectures internationally for global corporations on the themes of "Leadership in the digital transformation" and is committed to a new management culture. As an expert at the prestigious Institute of the Future, she's at the front at the cutting edge of new developments in the world of work. Brandes began her career as a delegate of the Executive Board of Swissair, built an international VIP organization as executive director at UBS, successfully transformed the marketing of an old Bank and received an award for this. She was head of corporate communications at an investment firm, and Managing Director of an International Foundation by Queen Silvia von Schweden. After the plane crash in Halifax, she headed the Swissair care team and moved many people.

Presentation Nicole Brandes
Here you can download the summary of the presentation of Nicole Brandes on the topic "Mind the Shift – Leadership 4.0".

Video interview with Nicole Brandes (in English, duration 05:08 min.).