This week on Edelman Editions, Stefan Stern, Director of Strategy meets with author, academic and leadership consultant, Andrew St.George to discuss leadership, and its six core values – as described in St.George’s most recent book, Royal Navy Way of Leadership.
Following a three year stint with the Navy, where he was granted unlimited access to all levels, Andrew St George wrote a book detailing the culture and leadership of the Royal Navy. The universal nature of this highly efficient and respected organisation means that leadership skills within the Royal Navy and easily transferable to the corporate world and into everyday life. Together, Stefan and Andrew highlight the core values necessary to be a good leader as well as how the stereotype of “militarian” leadership within the Navy is in fact, very far from the truth.
What are your thoughts on this topic? What have have been your experiences with good and bad leadership? Do you think there are other core values necessary to be a good leader? Please post your comments in the comment box below, or directly on the soundcloud player above.
|Chair: Stefan Stern, Director of Strategy, Edelman
Stefan has been writing and commenting on business and management for the past two decades. He wrote the Financial Times’s management column for over four years before joining Edelman in August 2010 as its new Director of Strategy. In October he was appointed Visiting Professor in management practice at the Cass business school.
|Andrew St George
Andrew is a corporate writer and academic. He has written twelve (and edited two) books in communications and business. In 2009-2011 he worked with the CEO of Marks & Spencer and also with Royal Naval Command. In 2012, after two years’ research, he wrote The Royal Navy Leadership Manual (Random House).The Royal Navy Manual is remarkable for being the first leadership guide the Royal Navy has commissioned since 1963; it represents an extraordinary piece of leadership, cultural and corporate research, the most widespread ever undertaken by the Navy; and the lessons it contains can be applied as “soft skill” to any organisation.Andrew also advises and writes for individual CEOs, bankers, diplomats and others. He was educated at Cambridge (double first), Harvard (Kennedy Fellow) and Oxford (D Phil, Linguistics) where he was Research Fellow of Christ Church. He is a Senior Fellow of Aberystwyth University Business School and on the board of Swansea University Business School and LEAD Wales