Mark Carney: Reflections on leadership in a disruptive age

Speech by Mr Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the Financial Stability Board, at Regent's University, London, 19 February 2018.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
20 February 2018

I. Introduction

I was asked to reflect tonight on leadership and values. This is somewhat dangerous territory, and certainly one that creates a target-rich environment for critics who can spot gaps between preaching and practising. Indeed, a review of a recent book on leadership and values suggested that it's very publication signalled overconfidence - the complacency before the storm - and cautioned that CEOs and investors ought to be wary of the 'curse of authorship'.