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Leadership in Uncertain Times - Episode 4

Leadership in Uncertain Times - Episode 4

November 17, 2020

Episode 4 of our "Leadership in Uncertain Times" Podcast Series

Following our recent CFO Retreat (held on 12 November 2020), Criticaleye’s CEO Matthew Blagg and its Director of Content Marc Barber reflect in this 28-minute podcast on some of the key themes:

  • How finance leaders can remain resilient, the balance between cost-cutting and investment, data, talent and digitisation, plus much more
  • In a poll taken at the Retreat, 84% said they see the current economic situation as an opportunity to accelerate operating model change
  • The role of the CFO, and how this plays out when operating in a complex and fast changing market
  • The CFO as ‘timekeeper of the current moment’ alongside the need to play an integral role in strategy and future innovation
  • What the end of 2020 will bring in terms of future planning, what opportunities there are for 2021, as well as ongoing challenges that we will see into the New Year.
Leadership in Uncertain Times - Episode 3

Leadership in Uncertain Times - Episode 3

October 19, 2020

Episode 3 of our "Leadership in Uncertain Times" Podcast Series

Following our recent virtual CEO Retreat (held on 15 October 2020), Criticaleye’s CEO, Matthew Blagg, and its Director of Content, Marc Barber, reflect in this 26-minute podcast on some key outtakes:

  • 65% of CEOs at our CEO Retreat revealed they had doubted their ability to lead in the last six months
  • Making difficult calls as a CEO, and how the pandemic has forced all leaders to be flexible on strategy
  • The importance for leaders to stay calm and to give themselves time
  • Views on the economy in Asia and if we are seeing a return to normal activity levels

Matthew comments “Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want, and there are a lot of leaders getting a lot of experience at the moment.” 

Leadership in Uncertain Times - Episode 2

Leadership in Uncertain Times - Episode 2

September 25, 2020

Episode 2 of our "Leadership in Uncertain Times" Podcast Series

In this 38-minute podcast, Criticaleye’s CEO, Matthew Blagg, and its Director of Content, Marc Barber, discuss the state of leadership in the current environment, the forward agenda for CEOs and senior executives and where they need to be focusing in the coming months.

Listen to Matthew and Marc talk about 

  • Significant operating model change
  • The future of the office – reintegrating furloughed employees
  • Understanding the customer experience and how this has changed
  • Management team performance and effectiveness
  • Cost cutting – striking a balance between reduced cost and long-term opportunity
  • The challenge between economic pressures and continued pressure of Covid19 on health
Leadership in Uncertain Times - Episode 1

Leadership in Uncertain Times - Episode 1

July 31, 2020

Episode 1 of our "Leadership in Uncertain Times" Podcast Series.

In this 37-minute podcast, we'll be hearing from Criticaleye's CEO, Matthew Blagg, about how senior leadership teams are responding to the events of 2020 and planning for the future. 

Drawing on our latest CEO Research 2020, Matthew talks about 

  • Understanding the short vs long-term impact of the pandemic 
  • 58% of CEOs feel isolated in their role
  • How Boards can support CEOs
  • Why CEOs need to keep calm and think big
  • The importance of downtime for senior execs this summer 

Watch a short clip of this podcast with Matthew here.

CEO Retreat Research 2018: How to Navigate Disruption

CEO Retreat Research 2018: How to Navigate Disruption

November 8, 2018

In this 20-minute podcast, we consider some of the key findings from our research conducted at Criticaleye’s 2018 CEO Retreat.

Criticaleye Host: Matthew Blagg, CEO

Guest: Neil Griffiths, NED at City Pub Company, StarStock and Criticaleye Board Mentor 

Listen to Matthew and Neil discuss business model disruption, strategic thinking in the top team, and how to evaluate leadership capability.

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