Who would be in your famous and virtual team to lead your business into recovery post COVID-19? Here is mine...

Who would be in your famous and virtual team to lead your business into recovery post COVID-19? Here is mine...

Who would be in your famous and virtual team to lead your business into recovery post COVID-19? Here is mine...

We are seeing many examples of good and bad leadership at the moment. Academics have proven that what we all think makes a great leader, or not, is based on our upbringing, values and environment, not facts and data based on success.

Now more than ever, leadership is critical. It guides us and gives us hope. I wanted to have some fun and create who I would have in my my virtual team of leaders to help me in my own business and get me through COVID-19 and out the other side. I would just love to be on a Zoominar with these awesome people. More importantly, who would be in your virtual bounce back team? They have to be alive btw!

Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand Prime Minister. She has empathy, love and integrity while being decisive. This woman would be my chair and ambassador. She has impact and people will follow her lead as being able to push through new and effective policies in an equitable governance structure.

Cristiano Ronaldo – the world’s most famous person, apart from Jesus Christ. He has over 321 million followers on social media and football cuts through culture, economics and society. This man has power when it comes to influence and could get my message across. 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – the youngest person to ever get elected to the US House of Congress and known as AOC. She is an activist and advocates progressive stances on many issues. This woman is dynamic and would fight for my business to make it a better one.

David Attenborough – the world’s most famous broadcaster and naturalist, ever. He has already said that even if you don’t think you can drive change and you feel it’s hopeless, you have a responsibility to look into the eyes of your descendants and say you tried. This man would bring purpose, a sense of responsibility and would be my north star.

Tsai Ing-wen – the first female president of Taiwan and supporter of many disadvantaged groups. While this country has close geographical and political proximity to China, this woman has presided over the nation that has been least impacted by COVID-19. This woman would get my business to be responsive and think out of the box, despite the odds.

Bill Gates – global philanthropist.This man is not a ‘typical’ leader as he takes risks as well as pursuing his own personal creative path. He also doesn’t show-boat for anyone. This man would be looking for the vision to enable the company to keep thinking ahead, be authentic while also caring.&

My daughter – a masters graduate and nutrition and health consultant and I know she isn't famous but indulge me. She nourishes my soul and my mind. She gives me perspective, makes me realise I need to be grateful for everything I have in my life and has the talent to grab whatever is in front of her. This woman would provide the team with a social cause, mental well-being and the ability to constantly reinvent itself.