7 Principles of Building a High-Performance Culture with David Smith

Thursday 18th May 2017, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Cost: £30 KJG Clients | £60 Non KJG Clients

About: ‘7 Principles of Building a High-Performance Culture’

Many CEO’s are wrestling with the ‘how to’ of motivating their workforce to higher levels of performance.  David Smith’s Masterclass on the 7 principles of building a high-performance culture, gives a fascinating insight into the case study of the Asda business turnaround from near bankruptcy to world class performance.  There is much learning for businesses of all sizes, with inspirational stories to back up the principles.

At this event we will;

  • Confirm the link between culture and business performance
  • Provide simple steps to build a high-performance culture
  • Suggest key practical tools and takeaways for engagement

David’s approach is to tell stories, he doesn’t use PowerPoint, and will engage the audience in discussion of his content. The approach is learning by debate and discussion, with a practitioner who has been there/done it/has the battle scars, and is willing to share what he has learnt in a very engaging way.

At the end of the session, participants will have action plans to meet the needs of their own business context, David asks individuals to form their plan as he is speaking. He recognizes that Executives generally respond badly to a ‘one size fits all’ solution, and asks them to utilize his tools and ideas which strike them as right for their own business context.

About David Smith:

David Smith has 35 years’ corporate experience of change management, the last 15 of which were spent in the turnaround of the Asda Retail Business.  Asda was transformed from a bankrupt broken business to a high-performance retailer and achieved the status of being No1 Best Place to Work in the UK Sunday Times Survey.  David and his Team led many of the changes which created a highly productive performance based culture, and laid the foundations for commercial success.

David was People, IT and Loss Prevention Director at Asda, and was on the Executive Board there for 10 years.

Today, David is a highly-respected Author, Business Speaker and Consultant.  He is also frequently requested to Mentor/Coach CEOs, HRDs and other Board Directors, utilising his experience of Executive responsibility in a fast-moving commercial environment.  He is also Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Employment Studies.

Date: Thursday 18th May 2017

Venue: Lancashire County Cricket Club, Talbot Road, Manchester, M16 0PX

Cost: £30 for KJG Clients | £60 for Non KJG Clients


  • 9:00am – arrival and breakfast
  • 9:30am – 11:00am – speaker introduction and part 1
  • 11:00am – 11:20am – coffee break
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm – part 2
  • 12:30pm – lunch served
David Smith