CEO Blog #1: Challenging Times Need Challenging Thinking?

These are challenging times for businesses up and down the country. The likelihood is that your board has scenario planning strategies in place, but a potential crisis on this scale is quite unprecedented. You may have a strong leadership team, but having someone with experience, expertise, and crisis management knowhow, not to mention a few battle scars, could be the key tool you are missing to help your business through these uncertain times.

Having an NED on a retained basis, someone who has seen businesses through challenging times and helped them come out the other side, could be key for delivering strategies that can help your business weather this storm and emerge in a strong position. An experienced NED can help to steer and guide your thought process, challenge your thinking where you need it and be there to advise you as required.

A skilful NED can advise on a variety of crucial business decisions, bringing in their expert knowledge, outside experience, a fresh perspective and independent oversight. They could be a vital asset to help develop critical strategies and constructively analyse suggestions to assist you in making informed decisions.

We know first hand the image an NED can have on a business. Having a sounding board to help spark ideas enhance’s your decision making process, helps to prevent ‘group-think’ and ‘always done this way’ mentality. This can really put you ahead of the game against your competitors and help lead your company in the right direction.

For more information about how Parkinson Lee can help you during this time and in the future, contact Lee Bhandal, Managing Partner of Parkinson Lee Executive Search on 07590 529 274 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also find out more about Parkinson Lee at www.parkinsonlee.com

In the next series in our CEO blog, Greg will discuss the challenges facing the procurement and supply chain industry and the need for high calibre managers to ensure processes are efficient and effective. Look out for ‘High demand and the need for efficiency a big challenge?’, due out later this week.

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