For the ninth successive year The Lighthouse Company’s New World Talent research results were unveiled at the new venue of The Royal Institution of Great Britain in Mayfair. Conducted in September 2018, these latest results represent the constant watchtower of the collective views and inner thoughts of over 600 C-Suite leaders from across the globe.
This year, in addition to the annual barometer, the Lighthouse beam focussed on three key new areas. Firstly, the identification and appreciation of three emerging types of talent – The Exotic, The Extinct and The Evolved. Secondly, the need for a New Narrative following the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements and finally the danger of the Action of Inaction.
In addition, founder Kathleen Saxton invited ten speakers to offer a three-minute manifesto to the audience with a view to inspiring and calling to action their considerations for the year ahead. The speakers included Dr Colin Light – UK Digital Consulting Leader and Partner, PwC; Tulip Siddiq – Labour Party MP for Hampstead and Kilburn; Andria Zafirakou – 2018 Global Teacher prize winner (best teacher in the world); Ed Smith – General Manager Integrated Marketing EU at Amazon; Sir Martin Sorrell – Senior Monk, S4 Capital; Sanjay Nazerali – Global Chief Strategy Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network; Kate Ward – SVP and Head of International, Refinery 29; Kevin O’Neill – Consultant Neurosurgeon, Charing Cross Hospital; Hussain Manawer – Poet and Activist; Caroline Casey – Social entrepreneur, International speaker, Inclusivity Activist.