Thinking the unthinkable – why have leaders lost touch with events?

A proliferation of ‘unthinkable’ events over the last two years, such as Brexit, the Russian seizure of Crimea, the 60% crash in oil prices and Europe’s migration crises, has revealed a new fragility at the highest levels of corporate and public service leadership. Nik Gowing, former BBC news presenter, Sir Simon Fraser, former Head of the UK Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service, discuss how leaders must adapt to the new normal and the new evidence available at Chair: ECFR's director Mark Leonard.

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