What Leadership Means for Business Leaders

We are all leaders and we know leadership, but is leadership the same outside of the Armed Forces?

The military concepts of command and decisiveness are relevant, but key behaviours of effective leaders in business may not translate directly. In particular, the use of persuasion, influencing and the necessity of Emotional Intelligence play a critical part of leadership for senior roles in the private sector.

​Alex Firmin from the York Strategic Leadership Programme run by the University of York will explore business leadership in more detail. Alex is a leadership consultant and trainer. As a British Army officer he undertook several tours of Afghanistan, and worked to establish the first Afghan officer training academy, in Kabul. In 2013 Alex joined Chapel House to pursue a more diverse career in leadership development.

 

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