Episode 21: What history can teach us about leadership

Episode 21: What history can teach us about leadership

Have you ever been curious about diversity of thought in leadership and the patterns in our people? In today’s episode, I welcome Penny Ismay, History Professor at Boston College to discuss history in britain and how moving from an agricultural society to an industrial society over a couple of generations can be translated into the patterns of people in organisations today.

Intrigued and interested at how history and leadership are connected? Tune in to today’s episode!

Penny and I discuss:

  • How feminine and masculine energy is used in a historical role and why empathy is so important
  • Why diversity in organisations is more than the balance of men and women, but more about diversity of thought
  • How to motivate people to do more, showing care and contributing to the greater good

Professor Ismay is interested in how the radical changes associated with modernity were made socially meaningful in Britain and around the world. Her current project examines the surprising ways in which Britains used friendly societies to navigate the new social landscape of rapidly growing urban centers in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She teaches courses on early modern and modern Britain and its empire, revolution and social trust in modern Europe; money and credit, and sociability and associational life.

Tune in leaders!

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Rebecca Livesey
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