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Leaders in Lockdown

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A look across industries of how companies survived, thrived and tried to create the ‘new normal’ during the Covid-19 crisis.  

Timely response to the COVID19 crisis with detailed insider interviews with global business leaders from a variety of industries.

International in scope, including interviews from:  Mark Thompson, CEO, New York Times; Christian Langg, CEO, Tradeshift; Richard Bevan, CEO of the League Managers’ Association; Sacha Romanovitch, CEO Fair4AllFinance and former CEO Grant Thornton; Sir David Behan, Executive Chair HC-One Care Homes; Clement Kwok, Managing Director Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels; Li Tong, CEO, Keenon Robotics, and many more…  

Book Details

Publisher: LID Publishing

ISBN: 9781911671015

FORMAT: 156 x 234mm

Bookbinding: Paperback


Atholl Duncan is the Chair of the leadership development business, Black Isle Group. He worked as a journalist, TV producer and executive for the BBC for more than 20 years. He was Head of News and Current Affairs for BBC Scotland from 2007 to 2011. Atholl is an Insead certified executive coach, who has studied leadership at Harvard and Cranfield. He is currently Chair of the Scottish salmon industry, which is Britain’s largest food exporter; Audit Chair of a cinema business; Chair of UK Coaching, and is a Non-Executive Director and former Chair of the British Horseracing Authority. He works mainly in London and internationally and has a home in Scotland.



A compelling insight into a remarkable period in time. These stories capture the unique challenges business leaders faced in the Covid-19 crisis and offer a still spinning crystal ball into how our world will change in the future.

Kirsty Wark, BBC Newsnight Presenter, Journalist and Broadcaster

Topical and insightful, Atholl Duncan gets under the skin of leaders navigating the most challenging business environment for decades. Essential reading.

Liam Kelly, Enterprise Correspondent, The Sunday Times

The pandemic told us irrefutably that our world must change. This book tells us how.”

Jeremy Cambell, CEO of Black Isle Group

In the midst of a global, ground-shifting crisis, this book offers a comprehensive insight into the positive determination and opportunity that defines leadership in such a situation. The seven themes it highlights are essential understanding for leaders from all sectors in the post-pandemic future.

Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, CVO, CB, CBE, Former Chief of Defence People at the UK Ministry of Defence

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