Playlist – Delivering leadership excellence

Leaders need to be inspirational if they want others to follow them.  And if they want their team to achieve excellence, time and time again, it requires a relentless focus on improvement, discipline and being willing to go the extra mile.  We have created a playlist highlighting five episodes that focus on delivering leadership excellence.   

01. Clive Steeper is an expert in understanding what it takes to deliver excellence in business.  He has been responsible for leading teams in relation to introducing new technologies into the global marketplace.  As a racing driver and former motorsport team manager for TWR Silk Cut Jaguar team in the Le Mans 24 hour endurance race, he is also experienced at delivering excellence from a sporting perspective.  Clive explains what helped him and his teams to achieve excellence in both of those environments.

08. Lauren Vaitkus is one of only two female cruise directors working for Celebrity Cruises. She has responsibility for the entertainment onboard a 122,000 tonne ship for over 3000 guests, leading a department of seventy entertainment staff who are charged with delivering a world class entertainment experience to guests every day. She explains how perseverance, hard work and responsibility is always at the forefront of her mind as a leader.

22. Andrew Scott is a chef who has led teams to achieve and retain the coveted Michelin star of excellence in culinary arts, in various establishments.  His successes include a period as head chef at the Curlew in Kent, and he featured on the Great British Menu, the popular BBC series. Andrew explains the importance of getting alongside your team to understand their issues, as well as how to continually seek to improve and innovate.

25. Major Becky Frater has extensive leadership experience within the military, most notably as the first female to lead the Royal Navy Black Cats Helicopter Display Team in 2010.  Her career as a military helicopter pilot and instructor has taken her to many different parts of the world, and she explains how training and teamwork is critical to being effective.

29. Barry Fudge was Head of Endurance at British Athletics for over a decade where he constructed a world-leading endurance program supporting the best athletes and coaches in the UK by ensuring that when a British endurance runner stood on the start line they were the best prepared athletes in the field.  Barry explains how his ADAPT strategy can be used from a leadership perspective to help deliver excellence.

Total listening time – 1 hour 40 mins