Episode 2

Follow the Leader Episode 2 of 2

2/2 Carolyn Quinn examines the psychology of leadership. Once you've secured your position as leader, how do you deal with the demands at the top?

The level of media attention across all sectors, from politics to football, means that today's leaders are under more scrutiny than ever before. In the last episode, Carolyn explores the challenges of modern leadership, from stepping up to the top job, to stepping down.

She talks to psychologists about the dos and don'ts of successful leadership and finds out how leaders create and change their image to attract followers.

The gender gap in leadership is still large. According to the 2010 Female FTSE report, produced annually by Cranfield University, female appointments to corporate boards in the UK's top companies have stalled at around 12 percent.

Research by Prof Michelle Ryan, from Exeter University, has also shown that women are more likely to be given top positions in organisations that are doing badly, when there is more chance of failure.

Producer: Michelle Martin.

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Wed 12 Jan 2011 16:30

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