EUROPEAN BUSINESS LEADERS
Esther Koplowitz Center
Former EU presidency
International trading during the recession
Business in Europe
Rewriting the rules of finance and global business
European Business leaders
are steering Europe’s failures and fortunes. Being a leader in Europe today, you have to lead your company, or indeed country, through transformations and turbulences and keep up with the constant changes in an increasingly complex and multilayered business environment.
In many cases, managing a multinational company can turn out to be a global leadership position in its own right. Prioritising becomes the keyword.
So what attributes must a European business leader
have in order to make it to the top?
In our day and age, coping with the economy coming out of recession is a challenge, but also a rare opportunity to get your business back on its legs. Companies have to evolve in spite of the economic downturn and in order to support continued growth, a European business leader has to face many challenges.
In order to support continued growth, business leaders have to take proactive steps to encourage broader involvement and diversity in their businesses, such as internship programmes and advancement of professionals.
Among the many issues that need to be addressed are also particular EU leadership attributes. You have to be an excellent listener and have to leave large parts of your ego at the door. You have to be efficient and inspired. Most importantly, you have to show respect to your client and your staff.
There are a myriad of methods adopted by European leaders
today to progress and develop and lead their companies into the post-recession era. There is no single winning strategy, but personal and professional development of a business leader always involves hard work and imagination.