How do we lead effectively through the COVID-19 pandemic?


Now more than ever, there’s a need for effective leadership to guide healthcare teams and societies across the world through the COVID-19 pandemic. But how do you define good leadership and how can this be measured? In this podcast, leadership expert Professor Alexander Haslam discusses the surprising psychology of what makes a truly great leader, the importance of a group identity, and how to lead a team at a time of crisis.


Date published: 13 May 2020

Presenter: Dr Raj Persaud

Interviewee: Professor Alexander Haslam

Audio running time: 54 minutes

Credits: 0.5


Learning outcomes


By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have gained an understanding of:


  • the importance of leadership during the pandemic


  • what makes an effective leader


  • how the current model of leadership differs from previous models


  • the 5 'Rs' of leadership.


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