An In Good Company podcast with Professor Richard Little.
Welcome to our new season of leadership podcasts. We've tapped into our global network to bring you interviews with some of the most interesting thought leaders we could find, people with an innovative, creative, and future-focused approach to leadership.
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In this episode, Dan talks to Professor Richard Little.
Professor Richard Little is a professor at the Institute of Leadership and Sustainability. We know Richard as he worked at Impact for almost 40 years, working as a senior consultant with clients in every business, not-for-profit and public sector. Richard was pivotal to developing Impact’s approach, particularly our proposition about leadership. As we start this series of podcasts talking to individuals around the world about their experiences of leadership, we thought there was no better person to start with than Richard.
001: Leadership as action with Professor Richard Little
“I was appalled by what I found in the popular literature of leadership. The endless lists of traits and recipes for leadership, and ten things to be and five things to do and so on… It seemed like baby talk to me. I wanted to redeem the idea of leadership and restore it from this masculinised fantasy of supremacy and ascendancy towards something that was more in the moment, something that was more accessible, something that anybody could feel that they had access to or the capacity for.
And the crucial moment was something very simple. And that was realising that we weren’t dealing with leadership as position or role or personality. We were dealing with leadership as a moment of action.”
Watch our interview here:
002: Achieving full potential with Sylwia Chada, TikTok
003: Hybrid working with David Berz, Meta