August 08th 2017

MCI welcomes Lord Lieutenant Helen Nellis

International recruiting expert, chief executive coach and representative of the Crown hosts multi-day event at MCI with a focus on leadership and change in the nonprofit, social and healthcare sector.

MCI was honored to welcome such an important guest: Helen Nellis, internationally renowned executive, recruitment consultant and chief executive coach in the nonprofit and health sector, was recently invited to host a multi-day symposium at the Entrepreneurial School®. In 2012, Nellis was appointed by HM the Queen as the Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire and, thus, became the first woman in her county to hold this position in over 500 years. By appointing Nellis as her representative within the county, the Queen honored her extraordinary international career, considerable expertise, and passionate work for the British and international health and education systems, as well as her 35 years of privately funded services in Ghana.

The three-day summer symposium was held under the slogan of “Leadership in the Nonprofit, Social and Healthcare Sector”. In her opening address, Helen Nellis emphasized that leadership, i.e. the ability to guide other individuals, is not possible without the readiness for lasting change. According to her, change means setting new goals, and entails both curiosity as well as fear. She reminded her audience that one of the most important virtues of a leader is to learn from employees by listening closely and paying attention also to nonverbal signals: “People do not resist change per se, but they refuse to change themselves.”

“Helen Nellis’ comprehensive understanding of leadership in politics, business, and society as well as her professional and warm approach to students have made a lasting impression on all of us,” Professor Siegfried Walch, whose team was responsible for the organization of the symposium, pointed out. MCI Rector Andreas Altmann adds: “The Entrepreneurial School’s® success is also particularly due to the competence, commitment, and passion of such brilliant guest lecturers as Helen Nellis.”

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