Covid-19 is the greatest leadership challenge of our lifetime. For many organisations, their very existence depends on the skills and resilience of their leaders in the weeks and months ahead. Fortunately, leaders did not go into the pandemic completely unprepared. An entire industry of leadership development existed to train them for “disruption”, and there is nothing more disruptive than Covid-19. In recent years, this industry has grown massively — US companies alone spend more than $166 billion annually on leadership development.

Have a premium account? Sign in to continue reading.

Unlimited access to all stories from $99.9/year*

The latest reporting and analysis from business and investments to news and views on social issues.


  • Simultaneous logins across all devices
  • Instant access to past digital issues
  • Unlimited access to The Edge Malaysia
  • *For annual subscription plan only. T&Cs apply