Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon on the leadership challenge faced by women, why generation Z have lost the ability to debate and why she’s always ready to take the blame.

When people think of a chief executive, they may picture someone who is decisive, bold and strong. But for Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon, her primary role is to take the blame for others. 

Everything’s my fault,” Mahon says, while speaking on stage at the CIPD Festival of Work. “My job is to cover the people underneath me and help them… That’s why you’re paid the most; you’re not paid the most because you’re better. You’re paid the most because you need to take responsibility and you need to be ready for that.”

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