The crisis of 2008 triggered a series of turbulent events which brought the global financial industry to the brink of collapse. Shining a light on leadership training and the importance of corporate governance the crisis revealed the importance of constant innovation in terms of business management. International politicians and industry leaders came together in a bold show of global leadership and their swift action prevented a worldwide economic meltdown. However, in the aftermath it became clear that their necessary intervention had merely been a quick fix and as the post-mortem began, critical questions were asked about the failures of individual leaders, leadership training, corporate governance structures and the regulatory framework in the crisis.
Five years on, the intense scrutiny continues and despite a number of high profile individual and corporate casualties, these questions remain unanswered. The global economic uncertainties have exposed the systemic frailties of the existing structures and models of leadership, impacting the political, corporate, environmental, and social landscape.
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