Overcoming key leadership challenges in 2021
The number of new opportunities and challenges created by the pandemic shows no sign of dwindling. Businesses that can respond to new demands on their markets will always be best equipped to navigate risks and remain sustainable in the long term.
The COVID crisis has fundamentally changed many aspects of our lives, not at least how we work, and successful business leaders will adjust to these seismic societal shifts by staying nimble, flexible and creatively future-proofing their organisations.
In our ‘Stories from the C-suite’ series, we talk to leaders, who we believe are expert storytellers, about the challenges of leading through change and how they will approach the next stages in their journey.
Each webinar provided valuable takeaways on how leaders can overcome both the common and more unique challenges large organisations face at this time.
As the series takes a break during August and September, I invite you to catch up or watch back and reflect on the conversations we’ve had since the beginning of the year.
WATCH: ’Future of Food’ with Will Jennings – CEO, UK at Rabobank
Will shared how the global food crisis has come to drive Rabobank’s mission and purpose. And why storytelling and narrative are important to leaders looking to drive long-lasting change.
READ: Transformation in Asia’ with Nick Pollard – MD APAC, CFA Institute
Accompanying this webinar is a free guide outlining the skill set needed for leaders to unlock business transformation in Asia.
WATCH: ’The Future of Health’ with Tracy Garrad – CEO, AXA Health
We explored how Tracy dealt with the challenges of the pandemic in an industry at the forefront of the crisis. We also discussed how the business has adapted and what healthcare will look like in the future.
WATCH: ’Food for thought’ with Duncan Everett – CEO, Noble Foods
From a unique position of having experienced and led two different food companies during the pandemic, we were keen to hear what Duncan had learned and what he will focus on moving forward.
WATCH: Navigating Crisis’ with Gary Morrison – CEO, Hostelworld
Arguably one of the hardest hit during the pandemic, the travel industry has been dealt consistent blows with no respite. We discussed with Gary, a veteran of digital travel companies, what Hostelworld did to ensure that it had a roadmap to recovery, and how it plans to thrive when normal travel patterns resume.
WATCH: ’Talking Talent’ with Alistair Cox – CEO, Hays plc
Forces of change are sweeping across the recruitment industry, and we wanted to know how Alistair is navigating this tumultuous but exciting landscape. He also shared plenty of insights on what the future of recruitment might look like.
WATCH: ’Facing The Crisis’ with Andy Briggs – CEO, Phoenix Group
He was a new CEO, taking up the role during the early stages of the pandemic – we wanted to know how Andy was able to navigate Phoenix Group, the UK’s largest long-term savings and retirement business, through the toughest of times.
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