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White Swan: Building resilient leaders

White Swan: Building resilient leaders

A crisis can come in many forms. But whatever it looks like, one thing is certain: businesses need to be prepared. White Swan: The Crisis Podcast showcases host Gavin Megaw and guest Gary Cleland, both of Hanover Communications, our sister company in the United Kingdom, and Karen White of our Halifax office to talk with a special guest to look at crises from all angles to explain how senior business leaders stay on top of things during those tense, headline-making moments.

Each episode of White Swan features an in-depth conversation with a senior figure from the world of business, who tells us about their crisis experiences and gives you the lessons you need to hear.

On episode 12, we talk with Bruce Daisley—podcaster, best-selling author, former VP at Twitter and expert on workplace culture. Bruce and Gavin Megaw focus on the topic of resilience: what it is (and, indeed, what it isn’t), and how you cannot be resilient on your own. The two talk about why it’s essential for the top-table of any business to have collective strength around the top table—especially in times of crisis, and how a top team can draw strength from each other.

Bruce also talks about the loneliness of the leader and how everyone needs to have a group of people, often outside your organisation or business, with whom you can have open and honest conversations. Having to explain things in layman’s terms to someone you trust is a very good thing and often enables you to think differently about the situation faced.

It's a fascinating conversation that will be of value to every business leader.


Written by Lynn Bessoudo | Sylvie Tessier | Christian Ahuet | Samantha Thompson | Jennifer McCormack

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