The current pandemic, Covid-19 has created uncertainty, ambiguity and fear, clouding one's judgement, impacting decision processes. Stock markets have crashed, businesses are being severely hurt, and many people have been laid off.In this state of panic, we tend to think and behave reactively which has a domino effect on our professional and personal lives.
Macroeconomic turmoil and business model disruption are now higher on the agenda than ever before.As a leader, what can youdo in themidst of these challenges?How can you lead your team and navigate your business through the current business climate to build resilience and find new opportunities?
Leadership text books tell us very little about how to lead in times as extreme as the present moment. Covid-19 has rapidly changed people’s lives and endangered otherwise healthy businesses.
About the Speakers:
Saleha Asif, The Leadership Circle
Asif has nearly 30 years’ experience serving boards and C-level clients across the Middle East, North America, and South Asia, and across sectors. That includes financial services, telecom, FMCG, the social sector, media, high-tech, mining and minerals, and pharmaceuticals. Her own corporate career as a professional spans management consulting (McKinsey & Company), banking (Bank of America), and industry (PepsiCo), in roles ranging from P&L ownership, to innovation and new growth platforms, to strategy advisory. Following a personal health crisis, Asif made the decision to walk away from C-level role offers to found Purpose Quotient (PQ) and to concentrate on supporting others, from boards of leading corporations, to senior executives and management teams, to youth and children in hospital.
Nicolai Tillisch, The Leadership Circle
Tillisch is a leadership coach and best-selling author. His clientele ranges from boards and management teams to individual executives, across a wide variety of industries inside and outside the Middle East. He is the regional partner of The Leadership Circle and is also associated with Cultivating Leadership, a prestigious network of top coaches. His book, Effective Business in the Gulf: Mastering Leadership Skills for Greater Success (Motivate Publishing 2015), is a bestseller and helps leaders succeed in the region’s increasingly competitive environment. Tillisch started his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, and has since held executive roles in three significant corporate startups. He is and has been an investor and board member of a couple of startups and has lived in Dubai since 2007.