Ambitious professionals and business owners from Dundee, Montrose and Perth, came together this week to hear about the power positivity holds for achieving success in business, as part of Clydesdale Bank's Private Week.
The event, named Positive Leadership, was held at the Inchture Hotel in Perthshire on Tuesday 24 March and attracted more than 45 guests. Attendees consisted of a mix of private banking customers and non-customers, including solicitors, surveyors and accountants and business entrepreneurs.
The session aimed to encourage influential people in business to embrace positivity as a style of leadership. Director of consultancy group Positive Leadership Limited, Graham Watson, presented to the guests. His career spans 30 years during which he has consulted for business, education and sport organizations across the globe.
Fellow director, Gavin Hastings OBE, is a former Scotland Rugby Union captain and all-time record points scorer for Scotland. He holds extensive experience in leading successful teams in high-pressure situations.
Graham spoke to the audience about maintaining a consistently positive attitude and persevering when things go wrong. The directors' combined experience in business and sport has shown them that possessing the determination to never give up will inspire teams to act the same, leading to success.
Senior Manager of Clydesdale Bank’s Business and Private Banking Centre in Dundee, Michael Laidler, said: “Graham’s words were motivational. In business, similarly to sport, we face a lot of hurdles we must overcome and can feel deterred along the way. Graham’s speech encouraged the whole room to believe that a positive attitude can make success more achievable.
"Events like this allow us to give something back to our customers and the local professional community. Private Week creates an opportunity for existing and potential customers to come together to learn from each other and discuss the issues that affect them."
The event was hosted as part of Clydesdale Bank’s Private Week which is being held from March 23-27, offering customers a variety of events at the Bank’s UK-wide network of Business and Private Banking Centres.
Clydesdale Bank’s private banking service offers the personal attention of a Relationship Manager. The service is available to people with individual yearly earnings of at least £75,000, joint incomes of £100,000, or investable assets of £100,000.