Dr Adam Marshall, Director General British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said to Westminster in his keynote address at the BCC Conference in March that the BCC is frustrated and angry that Westminster has let down British Business by focusing on soundbites not substance, tactics, not strategy, politics not prosperity, with three years spent going around in circles.
In the absence of clear leadership from Government, businesses need to take the lead to drive our destinies going forwards.
Boards need, more than ever, to direct their businesses through the current uncertainty. Boards need to provide the leadership to organisations, customers and suppliers.
We cannot rely on Government to provide direction, hence leadership skills are more important now than ever. Effective leadership brings clarity to uncertainty. When leaders set a clear sense of purpose, process and pay off, the business see what leaders see, own it and do it. The business can follow the leaders knowing what they are being asked to do, how to do it and what’s in it for them, with success coming from leaders and followers working together as a team.