Leadership in unprecedented times

Andy Dickson (General Manager at Impact International, Windermere, UK)

Industrial and Commercial Training

ISSN: 0019-7858

Publication date: 7 September 2010

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to raise awareness that successful businesses of the future will need to pay attention to more than just the traditional economic model. Social and environmental issues need to be considered when setting strategy.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper uses examples from successful organizations and the benefits they have experienced.

Findings

There are sources of competitive advantage in social and environmental issues.

Research limitations/implications

Success for a business is not guaranteed. It depends on the market and the innovation and the courage, capability and capacity to implement.

Practical implications

Any business can do this if it is motivated to do so.

Originality/value

By looking at wider social and environmental issues businesses can move beyond compliance to exciting opportunities that can differentiate them in the marketplace. This is not about responsibility but opportunity.

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Citation

Dickson, A. (2010), "Leadership in unprecedented times", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 42 No. 6, pp. 309-313. https://doi.org/10.1108/00197851011070686

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Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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