Business is a sport and a war.

Our modern economy was borne through people who risked life and limb to travel and develop trade and industry,forging new connections across the world, discovering valuable commodities. People who saw opportunity when others only saw risk opened these New Frontiers. Trade routes became the lifeblood of civilizations and through Traders knowledge of other civilizations spread across the world connecting the Middle East to India, Europe and beyond.

Key to the trade networks of the ancient world was the trade in bronze. Naturally such a valuable commodity introduced stiff competition and with this the struggle to control its supply in the markets. Inevitably this led to the birth of modern day warfare. Mankind’s struggle for resources created the first empires. Thutmose the Third built a new army of 12000 troops. In this call to arms were trained professional, fierce soldiers and warriors. Accompanied with the birth of a new device- the chariot,a new warrior -skilled – the chariot Archer and, the image on the battlefield of this new weapon combination -the dust cloud caused confusion and struck terror in the enemy. The age of mass warfare had begun. An empire is built as far as the circuit of the sun.

New technology and new tactics introduces a new style of leadership – leading from the front. Perhaps for the first time men seeing their leaders going upfront to face the battle, these leaders needed new abilities. Tactics and strategies that changed dynamically during the course of the battle. Managing men on the move who could travel distances, independently further and faster than ever before. All had to step up their game,change their approach – respond faster. The scribes record this as a key turning point as great warlords were defeated and Thutmose the Third outwitted and dismantled the largest coalition, through wit, bravery and fortitude. One man can now control the lives of millions. Man with the power of a God. But even that era of the God king drew to a close. Time is not a friend of complacency.

Leadership and Innovation unlocked the keys to controlling our destiny; fire,farming,communication,building cities, pioneering trade and the art of war.New technology transforms our future but requires new rules. New ideas for new people and a new Age requires New Leaders.

Today Trade connects the world like never before. It creates areas of specialization, diversity and variation. New opportunities that can be captured for growth and development,scope for businesses and people with different abilities.

Do you know what chariot you need to harness to gain the advantage? Do you have the skilled archer to scope and target your opportunity and do you have the men and woman that will follow through? Are you that new leader leading from the front?


So What Does Genius Leadership Look Like?

Servant Leadership

“Before you become a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” Jack Welch

A leader must focus on developing the team’s performance rather than on their personal results. So how do great leaders develop and motivate their teams and lead them to levels of outstanding performance? Listen to InnerMetrix CEO and Founder Jay Niblick, author of What’s your Genius How The Best THINK For Success and The Profitable Consultant shares how through the insight and knowledge you can obtain from the new Revolutionary IMX Advanced Insight Tool can baseline where you are as a Leader and how the Genius Workshops can develop your Genius Leadership Skills.

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.”
Lao Tzu

What Does Your Leadership Look Like?

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
John Quincy Adams

Communicating Your Vision
A great deal of intelligent and credible research, and no doubt your own personal experience, highlights the fact that people’s performance is often directly related to the leadership behaviour demonstrated by their manager.

Inspiring Others
So as a leader, what you do to set the example to your staff and what you promote through your behaviour gets witnessed by your colleagues, peers and clients and therefore, is of the utmost importance.

Understanding Your Supporters

Leadership Skills can be learned and developed and the more insight we have into our intrinsic values and behaviours the more consciously we are able to deal with situations differently. What is your Leadership Profile score?. Once you have received your completed profile, click here to arrange your feedback session.

A Different Type of Leadership Course
This programme is based on the Innermetrix Leadership Tools, and is likely to be a little different from other leadership programmes you may have been on. You will be required to complete an Advanced Insights Profile in preparation for the course which will provide you with very personal insights into your own leadership attributes.

Genius Leadership Course Outline Summary

This course has been designed to help you make the most out of these personal insights, allowing you to close any gaps between where you are and where you ultimately want to be as a leader.It guides you through the seven secrets of inspiring and motivating others. Understanding your supporters.

Listen to what InnerMetrix Founder Jay Niblick and MD Allan Miller have to say about the Genius Leadership Course Click Here

Interested in attending a workshop – register your interest here for the next dates and locations.

Beyond Boundaries : Growing Internationally Events Update

Destination Out : New markets Expanding Business into America, Asia, Africa, Middle East & Europe

May has been a busy month for visiting  new international markets on behalf of our members and clients .

    • Cote D’Ivoire 6-9 May
      Representing member clients and partners  I visited Abidjan 6-10 may to meet with the Ministers of Commerce, Infrastructure , Construction as well as Mayors and the Governor of the District. We discussed and progressed several specific projects related to Housing, infrastructure, construction,medical and education projects on behalf of  engaged WTC Clubs clients.
      I had the great opportunity to attend the Grand Re-Opening of the UK Embassy in Abidjan at the personal  invite of the Ambassador Claude Bouah-Kamon and his UK team. As part of the re-opening the Foreign Office Minister and Sir Henry Bellingham led a 15 strong UK business delegation that met with senior officials and all the Key Ministers. Wow was it hot, travelling to all the sites, I thought I would melt !!  (Message to self – Malaria tablets just do not agree with me!)

    • Kurdistan
      Returning only last week,  Ann accompanied with two clients  progressed a large commodity project and found a wealth of opportunities and need for our UK business partners in discussion with the Ministers, so much so they go back next week! (This time its their turn with the malaria tablets !)We will keep you posted on the opportunities in trade commodities, construction, infrastructure and related (and side effects of malaria tablets – if any).

    • WTC Singapore and Hong Kong
      Our introduction for one wealth and fund management member resulted in the successful purchase of a company in  Singapore!!


    Meet the President of the  Greater Richmond Inward Investment Group visiting London on June 13th. Gregg will discuss the personal free service available to all business wishing to consider setting up in Virginia, Richmond. Incentives, tax benefits and introduce you to potential customers and suppliers

    Over 8000 meetingswith 600 business in 3 days. In its 17th year in Lille. Futurallia track record in developing business is phenomenal within  international trade matchmaking. Only 2 hours by train you can arrange 12 appointments a day with business you wish to meet.

  • VC4Africa – June 22nd 6-9 at Blackfriars. Investors and new business  emerging  from or expanding into Africa

  • World Trade Center Hull & Humber
    They are hosting a multi sector trade mission to China and Poland; so please do contact them if you wish to participate or find out more.

Destination In :  Expanding into London

  • World Trade Center Montana
    The team visited London this week  with 6 business members who had introductory and follow up meetings to progress business development with partners and customers here in London. We discussed a wealth of opportunity  for our partners, members and clients in commodities i.e.Coal, wheat,silver, platinum to name a few as well as  technology and infrastructure.


  • World Trade Center Dulles (Washington)
    We have an exciting programme on technology companies which will include WTC Las Vegas

For further information or to inquire on how the World Trade Centers can help you grow your business contact one of our team; You are welcome to meet us at our offices at 200 Aldersgate, EC1A 4HD in City of London. Call us and make an appointment so we can be sure to meet you.
We have a smashing coffee and restaurant bar Caffe 200 and a “wow” business lounge if you are thinking of having meetings in the city, with a choice of 3 others in Marylebone, Greenwich and Grace Church. Our team is Aurelien Payne, Ann , John Rawlings, Rita Spada – call us on 0204 404290

What Can the World Trade Center Do for your Business?
  • access 750000 businesses across the globe through our 330 strong family of World Trade Centers
  • serviced and virtual offices in over 200 prime destinations
  • insight, expertise and practical support on how to grow your business worldwide
  • knowledge from leading universities, institutions and experts 
  • state of the art meeting and conference centres
Over 330 World Trade Centers in 98 countries represent a global membership network of the World Trade Center Association. A non-profit membership organisation established in 1969 to promote international business relationships. They serve to advantage businesses in conducting profitable international trade, enable communication among related businesses and build a supportive network, all as a means of bringing value to the city. As iconic or prominent landmarks they are the gathering place for businesses, agencies and players for the promotion of international commerce; they provide a convenient and premier international business address for business and tenants to use or occupy as they expand operations in new markets.
The newly established World Trade & Commerce Club London provides a business and social forum with services that opens doors and builds trade connections and opportunities with internationally based business parties and the UK region (London, Southampton, Milton Keynes, Hull and Humber). It provides visiting business and potential tenants with a prominent office address and through its trade services it facilitates a peer to peer network with companies, trade organisations and agencies to share best practices, build relationships, skills, knowledge and opportunities to increase international trade growth . ; ; join us at LinkedIn Groups World Trade Center Club London;; follow us on

Futurallia 2012 17th International Business Matchmaking Forum

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After Belgium, Poland, Qatar and more recently Kansas City, Futurallia will take place at the heart of Europe.

The 17th edition of the international business development forum will be held in Lille France 27-29 June

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Futurallia is a unique and globally-recognised event. Futurallia Lille Region 2012 will offer small and medium size
businesses from different industry sectors, meetings in a business speed networking format that includes 600 companies
from 30 countries.
International Business Development Opportunities   DONT MISS THIS !

Over two days, this international business development event will give business leaders the opportunity to have up to
12 pre-scheduled, 30-minute, one-to-one meetings with partners of their choice.

image Futurallia Lille Region 2012 is a springboard toward establishing
new international business partnerships!  

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participants will have the opportunity to receive advice and help from international trade experts and set up informal meetings during the various networking events.


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