What’s the difference between skippering a yacht around the world and leading a multinational organisation? Well, according to Brendan Hall, inspirational speaker, leadership author and at only 27, the winning skipper of the world’s most demanding sailing event – The Clipper Round the World Race, not a huge amount.
You see Brendan has taken his experiences skippering the winning yacht and applied them to the world of business. Because when you’re in the middle of the ocean and your crew has a mutiny early on, there’s not a whole lot you can do. You can either give up and lose the race, or take their feedback on board, abruptly change your leadership style and make damn sure everyone has the time of their lives in the process - and win.
And that’s just what Brendan did.
“Good leadership in any industry kind of looks the same. So, the experience I had, and the lessons that I can give my clients I find very applicable and certainly relevant to their own experience leading a startup or more established business or some strata of management in a in a global organisation.”
On today’s podcast:
- How Brendan got to the start line of the clipper yacht race
- Overcoming imposter syndrome
- Creating a culture of teamwork and inspiring an ethos to win
- Why his team had a mutiny and how he dealt with it
- Why a leader needs to empower their team, not own it
- The importance of creating processes early on to ensure smooth operations