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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Module Leadership and management series: Part 1 an introduction to leadership and management for psychiatrists by Dr Michael Hobkirk

 

Podcast The psychology and psychiatry of pandemics with Professor Steven Taylor

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