As part of BBC Radio 3's 2009 Free Thinking festival, former England cricket captain and president of the British Psychoanalytical Society Michael Brearley talks about leadership.
Free Thinking 2009
Introduced by Anne McElvoy.
As part of the Free Thinking Festival of ideas, Michael Brearley, former England cricket captain and president of the British Psychoanalytical Society delivers a lecture entitled Narcissism and Leadership at the Sage Gateshead.
Brearley draws on his experience with England and his subsequent career as a psycholanalyst to tackle a key subject for our time. He asks how successful leaders can lead from the front without becoming obsessed with their self-image. He suggests that being liked is not the same as being good and fields questions from his audience across all aspects of the subject from Plato to Ian Botham.