Leading disruption: reflections from 20 national leaders on the current and future impacts of Covid-19

04 Aug 2020

Leading disruption: reflections from 20 national leaders on the current and future impacts of Covid-19

Discover how 20 CEOs and Business Leaders are adapting to reinvent their business.

A study recently conducted by Odgers Berndtson with Harvard Business Review Analytic Services illustrates that 95% of organisations believe that being prepared for disruption is critical, but only 15% trust their leaders to have the capacity to effectively manage this challenge.

The current Covid-19 crisis is likely the biggest disruption that business leaders will face during their professional career. To understand how Portuguese leaders addressed this situation, we invited 20 CEOs and Business Leaders to explain what measures they took so far and, most importantly, how they expect to use this opportunity to create or defend value going forward. Specifically, we asked three questions:

  1. How to reinvent the business, to face new market, technological, consumer behaviour and risk management challenges?
  2. How to make the organisation more agile to respond quickly and firmly to these challenges?
  3. How to prepare the leaders and adapt the organisation's talent management practices to this new context?

The downloadable paper, Leading disruption: reflections from 20 national leaders on the current and future impacts of Covid-19, aims to be a synthesis of strategic and organisational priorities that Leaders may consider to continue to navigate the current crisis as well to prepare their organisations for the future.

We would like to thank the 20 CEOs and Board Members for their insights and time. There certainly will prove valuable to our readers.

Ângela Vieira (Ascendum), Ângelo Ramalho (Efacec), António Mexia (Edp), Carlos Moreira da Silva (Entrepreneur), Carlos Santos (Nuvi Group), Cristina Campos (Novartis), Duarte Nobre Guedes (Hertz), Isabel Barros (Sonae MC), João Safara (ISQ), Jorge de Mello (Sovena), Luís Drummond Borges (Lusíadas), Luís Filipe Reis (Sonae FS and SF), Miguel Matos (Phillipp Morris), Nicolas Keutgen (Schreder), Pedro Carvalho (Tranquilidade/Generali), Pedro Sequeira (Daiichi-Sankyo), Ricardo Pires (Semapa), Rogério Henriques (Fidelidade), Rui Ferreira (Super Bock Group) e Rui Fontoura (Saphety).

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Leading disruption: reflections from 20 national leaders

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