In a world of increasing volatility and uncertainty, a clear sense of purpose should provide direction. But articulating a purpose isn’t enough. Leadership requires vibrant and pro-active vision: seizing new ways to work but just as vigorously throwing out the old. People need meaning in the work that they do; that implies the space and capacity for human relationships and a true sense that their organisation makes a net contribution to the society it serves. That in turn requires a culture that fosters and amplifies individual resilience. How is all of that to be achieved at speed? There can’t be meaningful change without sacrifice: so what are we all prepared to give up to make business, and the society it serves, more resilient?