The Shipping Forecast 2020

For the tenth successive year The Lighthouse Company’s New World Talent research results were unveiled on Wednesday 12 February 2020 at the beautiful Royal Institution of Great Britain in Mayfair. Conducted in January 2020, these latest results represent the constant watchtower of the collective views and inner thoughts of over 600 C-Suite leaders from across the globe.

This year, in addition to the annual barometer, the Lighthouse beam focussed on two key new areas.

Firstly, in the existential realm, the idea of ‘Professional Reincarnation’. How the forthcoming decade of the ‘Yold’ and the reality of existing longer, living healthier, yet yearning for something deeper, offers us all the opportunity of a second chance at professional and personal fulfilment.

Secondly, our early observations around the rise of ‘Premium Women’ – how the effect of the advancement taken through positive discrimination to deliver the much required correction in gender equality and gender pay may be producing an accidental by-product worth illuminating.

In addition, founder and CEO, Kathleen Saxton invited eight speakers to offer a three-minute manifesto to the audience with a view to inspiring and calling to action their considerations for the year ahead.

The speakers included: Gelong Thubten, a Buddhist Monk; Mike Soutar, CEO of Evening Standard; Lucy Clayton, best-selling author of “How to go to Work”; David Magliano MBE, marketer; Kate Grussing, a NED headhunter; Dave Buonaguidi, a reincarnated artist; Jonny Harvey, a reincarnated Golf Club manager; and Kim Farley, astrologer.

The 2020 Shipping Forecast Report can be downloaded here.