Episode 3: De-Risking Your Leadership Career with Richard Fenning, Partner at Manchester Square Partners

De-Risking Your Leadership Career

Welcome to the Distinctive Leaders podcast hosted by Andrew Wallace. Today, we’re joined by Richard Fenning, leadership advisor, author and former Global CEO at risk consulting firm Control Risks.

Richard Fenning:

Richard has spent nearly 30 years steering global corporations through geopolitical uncertainty and security issues. Starting with a baptism of fire when he first became CEO and was asked for advice during the US-led invasion of Iraq.

In this episode, Richard discusses the incredible career journey that’s taken him all over the world, the complexities of leading a global company and what it takes to become a truly distinctive leader, including:

  • Richard’s candid take on making the step up to CEO, and his advice for those about to take on the role.
  • How the values of a global organisation matters more than its corporate culture and what this means for you as a business leader.
  • And, why humility and a willingness to learn are the two critical traits to foster if you want to be a successful leader in today’s world.

Having steered the growth of Control Risks for the best part of the last three decades. Richard is an encyclopedia of knowledge, experience and guidance on how to shape your leadership career.

If you’re looking to uncover the secrets to becoming a distinctive leader, from someone who’s been at the top of his game for so long, you’ll want to listen to this one.

Let us know what you think of this episode, and if you want to get to know Richard a little better, visit his LinkedIn profile, here.

For a glimpse into the danger and intrigue that Richard has encountered every day during his risk consulting career, you should also read his new book, What on Earth Can Go Wrong: Tales from the Risk Business.