What it takes to lead into the future

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Vikas Shah MBE is a serial entrepreneur, investor and business leader who has had to make some tough decisions over the past year and has some powerful leadership advice that we can all benefit from. In this inspirational interview Vikas talks about how he started his first business at the age of 14 through to his new book ThoughtEconomics, which is based on a fascinating series of interviews he has conducted with some of the world’s leading and most influential thinkers. The main theme and context for this interview is ‘Leading into the Future’ and adaptable leadership. What are the different kinds of leadership that these times call for? Vikas addresses questions like “What is and will be different about the leadership requirements of today tomorrow?” “What role does culture play in unifying leadership and organizations?” and “How can you adapt your leadership to lead through a crisis?

Vikas Sha MBE is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and investor. He is Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship (The Lisbon MBA with MIT Sloan) and an honorary professor at the Alliance Manchester Business School. He is Chair of the international NGO In Place of War and a trustee of Mustard Tree. Shah is an advisor to the British Council, a member of the UK government’s Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB), a board advisor to a range of businesses, and was awarded an MBE in 2017 for services to business and the economy.

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