Leadership Is Challenging, Yet Full of Opportunities
Modern business leaders need to have a long-term view, and be cognizant of their role in social justice issues, Cameron said. They must have a view wider than just maximizing profits.
Still, he acknowledged, it’s a challenging time to be a leader. With today’s fast-paced news cycle, it doesn’t take long for something to spread that could potentially damage your brand, and you may not have time to deliberate over issues like you once could. And, there’s more scrutiny on businesses. As Cameron said, “Increasingly, people do care—does this business pay the right amount of tax, does it look after its workforce, what’s its effect on the climate and environment, how does it treat its neighborhoods?”
But there are also opportunities, if business leaders are willing to step up. As Cameron encouraged the audience, “I would say if you want a better country, a better world, you’ve got to get in there and change it.”