Date of release: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Myles DowneyThe concept of 'genius' – and how we can all become one – forms the subject of a free seminar at the University of Greenwich.

Myles Downey, one of the UK's leading business coaches, will be tackling You were born a genius – then what happened? on Wednesday 18 November. All are welcome, with registration details below.

In what is likely to be a thought-provoking session, he will explore themes relating to our understanding of genius. "In the last century society did not want geniuses, it wanted people to comply and thus to fill the trenches with cannon-fodder and the factories with factory-fodder," he says.

"The opportunities and challenges of the 21st century require more than compliance – for instance, engagement, innovation and creativity. The path to genius is largely clear and available to all."

A writer, speaker and consultant, Myles Downey is the founder of The School of Coaching, and has created an automated coaching system, Enable. He is the author of Effective Coaching, a seminal work on the subject, and more recently he published Effective Modern Coaching.

From 2013 to 2015 he lead the Enabling Genius Research Project with an international team, resulting in the book Enabling Genius – a Mindset for the 21st Century, to be published in March next year.

The event takes place at 5pm at the Greenwich Campus. It is latest in the Big Picture seminar series, run by the university's Business School, in which high-profile and leading figures from media, commerce and industry share their tips and expertise. The events have proved to be hugely popular among university staff, students and the general public.

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Picture: Myles Downey.