Leading through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

Board and committee effectiveness, Boards and General Management

Lead Director Network, November 2020


The initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which included mandatory shutdowns and a rapid transition to remote work, forced leaders to adjust their styles and approaches. As companies and their boards manage through the current, prolonged phase of the crisis, the profile of an effective leader looks different than it did before the pandemic. During a November 5, 2020, virtual meeting, Lead Director Network (LDN) members were joined by Stephen Miles, founder and CEO of The Miles Group, for a discussion of effective leadership. Members also participated in a separate, off-the-record conversation about the business implications of the recent US elections with Covington & Burling’s Stuart Eizenstat, senior counsel, and Anne Pence, senior international adviser.