Has trust declined in business, social institutions and the world over the last ten years? Chris Sheppardson believes it has and he wants to do something about it. Five time author, Founder/CEO of EP and Chess Partnership, Chris and his team host no less than 70 events a year, where topics like this and others are debate and discussed in order to create meaningful positive change for business and society as a whole. Almost always over good food and drink, Chris is passionate about good conversation and is a master at bringing the right people together to create lively and constructive debates. “Sometimes a row is a good thing. I could cause a row in a monastery”, he laughs. Chris takes much inspiration from the world of sport, his other great love and helps retiring sports players with their life after sport. “I like working with sports players. Sports players give you immediate trust and it’s up to you to lose it. In business, you start without trust and have to earn it.” In this candid and revealing interview we cover leadership, social skills and the importance of having friends at work. We also manage to cover millennials, masculinity, compassion and ’the 1950’s welcome’. Some real pearls of wisdom here as Chris provides fascinating insights and suggestions as to how we can help younger generations, who he believes have better values than his own. Big questions, big topics, its’s all here!

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