7th May 2021 0 Comments Purpose

The Edit: Leadership in a time of crisis

people walkingIn this week’s Edit, we reflect on the nature of leadership. How has the past year of crisis altered the way our leaders think, act and lead? With more and more leaders recognising the value in diversity, failure, empathy and inclusion, we take a look at how the global conversation on purposeful leadership has shifted, and which changes are here to stay.

Six business leaders weigh in on what the biggest challenges ahead are for CEOs (Raconteur). 

Why diverse leadership is so beneficial for businesses, and how leaders can maximise their strengths (Forbes). 

Why failure is an important aspect of leadership, and why we shouldn’t fear it (Medium). 

Take a look at these ten women who are changing the landscape of leadership and paving the way for future generations (NY Times). 

How hope is key to persevering through post-lockdown anxiety and getting back to work (Fast Company). 

The common mistakes that leaders make when it comes to affecting positive organisational change, and how to avoid making them (HBR). 

With the anniversary of George Floyd’s death approaching, have business leaders done enough to tackle racial injustice in the workplace? (Financial Times) 

How personality changes impact career, and why it is so important to recognise our ability to to adapt, change and grow (Forbes). 

Why leaders need to prioritise women in their post-pandemic economic future (Time Magazine). 

And finally, some words on leadership from Simon Sinek

“The great leaders are not the strongest, they are the ones who are honest about their weaknesses. The great leaders are not the smartest; they are the ones who admit how much they don’t know. The great leaders can’t do everything; they are the ones who look to others to help them. Great leaders don’t see themselves as great; they see themselves as human.”