DRUM

"What was also very refreshing was that, until our Drum, I don’t feel like there was ever a place where you could go and discuss those things in an open way"

Victoria Davies | Central & Eastern Europe, Mediterranean and Central Asia, SVP, General Manager

We could never quite work out why there was such a gap between leadership development and leadership reality. Read any leadership book and feel your chest puff with good intentions. Then read another one, and discover you’ve got to do something different, and god help you when you get to the third. The trouble with all this is you’ve also got a day job and you need to know what’s going to be useful, you’ve not got much time. You’ve got some good ideas and intuitions of your own, but where do you get the space and confidence to explore those? In a Drum, with your fellow leaders in the business (BTW not with anyone with any reporting lines to you, competition or who picked on you at school).

From an SLT DRUM @ Discovery

"What is fascinating about our Drum is figuring out that we are all in the same boat, we have all our struggles with the system sometimes and the constraints we are operating within. We were looking for answers together and it makes the whole place a lot more human I think by sharing."

Unai Iparragirre
Commercial Development EMEA

"I’m with people that you can feel that one day might change the world, if not some lives If you don’t talk to people you trust, you can feel completely alone at the top and struggle. The level of connection you make in a smaller group and over a longer period of time is quite extraordinary. Being guided to be self- sustaining, coaching and thinking with each other was really powerful.”

Lydia Fairfax
Head of Commercial Partnerships, EMEA and Commercial Development, UK

"What was also very refreshing was that, until our Drum, I don’t feel like there was ever a place where you could go and discuss those things in an open way. I think unless you create that environment it doesn’t really happen, somehow it creates a comfortable and safe environment and I think that’s what I felt and what stood out to me there."

Victoria Davies | Central & Eastern Europe, Mediterranean and Central Asia
SVP, General Manager