Being a senior leader is the aspiration of many. Despite the significant rewards (social, economic, and emotional) it can be a lonely place. The leader is the figurehead who carries the can and shoulders the burden of responsibility. In good times and bad, fear of failure is a constant companion, with many leaders often remembered for the things they got wrong.
Failure, of course, can strike at any time. No leader can control every variable, and many courses of action come with inherent risk. But it is also clear that the risk of failure is much higher in turbulent times, where the environment is uncertain, and behaviours subject to rapid unpredictable change. In such times, it can be hard for leaders to get the data and insight they need to make the right decisions, mitigate risk, and avoid failure. As we come out of the pandemic and into the second half of 2021, it is fair to say we are approaching a new and different period of uncertainty.
So, what do leaders see as they look towards a very different post-Brexit/post-Covid world?
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