A School of Conversations – Mr Shoults Discusses Leadership on The Leaders Council Podcast
The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is currently talking to leadership figures from across the nation in an attempt to understand ‘leadership’ and what it means in Britain and Northern Ireland today. As part of this, Mr Shoults was invited to take part in an episode of The Leaders Council Podcast last week, which also included an interview with Lord Blunkett. Host Matthew O’Neill asked both guests a series of questions about leadership and the role it has played in their careers to date.
Mr Shoults was asked how the current situation had affected the school, including the challenges of remote teaching and the importance of conversations helping pupils feel as connected as they can. The discussion covered his thoughts on the possibility of the government introducing a streamlined curriculum for next year, as well as his views on what ‘leadership’ means and how can leadership qualities be passed on to the next generation.
Matthew O’Neill commented, ‘Hosting a show like this, where you speak to genuine leaders who have been there and done it, either on a national stage or within a crucial industry sector, is an absolute honour.’
Lord Blunkett, chairman of The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland said, ‘I think the most informative element of each episode is the first part, where Matthew O’Neill is able to sit down with someone who really gets how their industry works and knows how to make their organisation tick. Someone who’s there day in day out working hard and inspiring others. That’s what leadership is all about.’
You can listen to the podcast here: