The news headlines tell of slowing growth and rising uncertainty. Yet, our research reveals surprising leadership confidence and ambition.

Here you can explore the findings regarding growth outlook, ambition and appetite for risk.

Q: How have growth expectations changed over the past 6-8 months?

The outlook for growth is largely positive:

  • 6 out of 10 expect higher growth
  • 4 out of 10 have increased growth forecasts by 5+%
  • Some leaders (16%) are forecasting 10%+ growth
  • Only 1 in 4 have revised growth forecasts down.

Q: Have levels of ambition shifted over the past 6-8 months?

  • 3 out of 4 leaders (73%) say their organization is more ambitious today than pre slowdown
  • One in 4 (27%) are much more ambitious
  • One in 5 (22%) say ambition is the same
  • One in 20 (4%) are less ambitious.

Q: Has the appetite for risk changed?

  • The appetite for risk has increased for 3 out of 10
  • It has stayed the same for 5 out of 10
  • Just 16% say their organization’s appetite for risk has diminished.

Q: How well have organizations adapted?

  • 80% believe their organizations have adapted well or very well to the changes over the past 8-10 months.
  • Yet, most (60%) are no more than half-way through the process of adapting.
  • 14% say they are a quarter way in adapting, while 40% are half way or above.

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