With the ever-changing pressures on business leaders, it is very difficult making decisions when the future is out of their control. Mandy Hickson, a former fighter pilot, gives us her thoughts on how to overcome barriers and challenges that you may face in your career. Mandy also explains the importance of building an effective team and gives her top tips on achieving this. “One of the most important things for me is to empower everybody within that team to feel that they’ve got a role to play.”

Mandy Hickson also discusses how she thinks future business leaders should gain the skills and experience to step up in to their future role. She believes it is necessary for employees to find mentors who can nurture and support them.