Podcast #015: Why your leadership matters

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Leadership. What is it? Why does it matter? How should it matter to you and me? And also why whoever you are and whatever you do, you owe it to yourself and the world to see yourself as a leader.


These are some of the questions my co-host Andrew Horton and I discuss on this podcast. We unravel some of the confusion around leadership. We also look at why it is not pompous or grandiose to think of yourself as a leader.

We unpack the following definitions:

“Leadership is influence. Nothing more. Nothing less.” (John Maxwell).

“Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly they come to see it in themselves.” (Stephen R. Covey).

Do join us as we also discuss some examples of great leadership (Lincoln, Churchill, Gandhi, the Jewish carpenter)  and how service is what underpins true greatness. The greatest leaders have this paradoxical blend of personal humility alongside a ferocious resolve (a professional will).

You may also find of interest the following blog posts linked to this podcast:

Why I Am So Passionate About Leadership

Who Precisely Is A Leader?

Lincoln: How Depression Moulded A Great Leader

Did Churchill’s Depression Make Him A Great War-Time Leader?

Growing In Service And Level 5 Leadership

The Art Of The Basin And Towel

What thoughts and questions does this podcast discussion on leadership raise for you?

4 thoughts on “Podcast #015: Why your leadership matters”

  1. Thanks for this Dr Sunil. This was a refreshing look at an old idea. I am off to try and exert some influence…

  2. Churchill is probably my favourite leader of all time, he was a real enigma, he had his ‘black dog’ but somehow still managed to run a country and show great resilience against Hitler; I have found depression in the past to be greatly paralysing, so he is a real inspiration.

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