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Leadership Masterclass One: The Economics of Now and The Future

29th March 2023 10:00 – 12:00

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As domestic economies continue to grapple with the far-reaching international impacts of energy supply challenges, inflation, subdued growth forecasts, tight financial conditions, and threats of recession, leading organisations through such turbulent times is a challenge facing all leaders. Hear from economics and leadership experts as they debate the current economic landscape and how it can best be negotiated, future economic trends, the leadership competencies required to prosper, and the key risk management challenges for organisations.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • identify the impact of the present economic landscape on organisations and the competencies required of leaders to lead their organisations through the current turbulence
  • horizon scan future economic trends and their likely impact
  • debate effective means of managing subsequent organisational risk


  • Anna Leach, Deputy Chief Economist, CBI
    Anna heads the economic intelligence team which produces and analyses the CBI’s economic surveys and provides the CBI’s macroeconomic forecast. She has worked at the CBI since 2008 when she joined as Fiscal Economist working on the CBI’s Budget submissions and public finance analysis. She moved on to head the economic analysis team in 2012, leading the CBI’s assessment of near-term economic conditions.
    Anna previously worked in the Government Economic Service (GES) in various roles at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), where she worked on UK local area labour markets and international labour markets, and at the Treasury, where she worked on business sector analysis and macroeconomic communications. While at DWP, she undertook a secondment to the Treasury Select Committee and worked on their inquiry into the private equity industry and their early inquiries at the start of the financial crisis.

  • Professor Michael Smets, Professor of Management, Said Business School and Fellow at Templeton Green College, University of Oxford

For almost 20 years, Michael has been studying, developing, and advising many of the world’s leading professional and financial firms and their leaders and is globally recognised for his pioneering research on leadership and the management of professional service firms. Michael is an expert in accelerating leaders in transitioning from technical into leadership roles.
In their 2019 Radar list of management scholars to watch, Thinkers50 listed Michael as the “up-and-coming voice in leadership”. In 2016 he was ranked as one of the best ’40 under 40’ business school professors worldwide. He also won the 2012 Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management Journal, one of the most highly-ranked journals in the field. His research has appeared in leading management journals and has been covered by Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, the Guardian, and other international media outlets.

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