Leading through change with Jo Willoughby

Leading through change with Jo Willoughby

Episode 1 - Shownotes

In this episode of YS Up Governance and Boards Podcast, 3YS Owls Governance Consultants, Ainslie Cunningham and Deb Anderson interview Jo Willoughby and together they explore some very practical insights on culture, diversity, growth, opportunity and change in the current climate.

The number one reason why transformations fail is because of the lack of communication and poor leadership. So now more than ever, people are looking to their leaders for certainty and we need to be able to provide it.

Jo Willoughby

Summary of episode

Jo shares with us:

  • the culture of each entity is unique, and may vary widely within different parts of the entity
  • Her experience as a Non-Executive Director
  • The importance of business continuity plans
  • Change management and leadership
  • Strategy
  • Some observations on the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and boards
  • Her top 3 tips for boards and businesses facing unprecedented disruption to:

    1. Stay calm and don't panic
    2. Get clarity on priorities with strong leadership and direction
    3. Communication is key especially when dealing with teams facing a new way of working.

About Jo Willoughby

Jo Willoughby is an experienced company Director & Advisory Board Chair, working with a diverse portfolio across manufacturing, importing, eCommerce, distribution, professional services & cybersecurity.

Drawing on 20+ years’ experience as an accomplished change agent & business builder, Jo is recognised by boards for her breadth of industry experience & deep knowledge of marketing, revenue & profit growth, strategy, change & transformation, risk & nominations.

Jo Willoughby currently serves as an independent Non-Executive Director for Winson Group; the holding company for Signet & Insignia and as the Advisory Board Chair form FirmGuard.

A Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Certified Advisory Board Chair through the Advisory Board Centre & a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, Jo is motivated by creating award winning businesses that are great places to work & future ready.

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