Must-have skills for leaders

  • Embrace uncertainty to hone your leadership skills
  • Find out how to lead and pull your people together
  • Explore how preparedness beats planning

The 'forecast, plan and execute' model of leadership is broken. The future is more uncertain than ever. In this age of ambiguity and anxiety, what are the crucial skills that leaders must have? How can we shape the future?

We can’t plan for the future; the world is too complex. This event won’t provide you with a map or a how-to-guide, but it will help you prepare. Margaret Heffernan will give you the tools to navigate through uncertainty; she’ll show you why we must experiment, collaborate and invent. In uncertainty, leaders can find the creativity, ambition and the resilience they need to stay meaningful and important in the world. 

Uncertainty may be the defining characteristic of our age and it requires a new kind of leadership, from everyone.

margaret_284991's picture
Margaret Heffernan

Margaret Heffernan is a five-time CEO and six-time author who consistently questions common business practices in ways and from angles that never fail to surprise. Originally a producer for the BBC, Margaret moved to the US in the 1980s where she became a renowned media executive through her work at The Learning Company, Standard & Poor’s, and others. She has written six books including her most recent Uncharted: How to Map the Future Together. Margaret is a Professor of Practice at the University of Bath, Lead Faculty for the Forward Institute’s Responsible Leadership Programme and, through Merryck & Co., she mentors CEOs and senior executives of major global organisations. She also writes for the Financial Times and Huffington Post.