Analysis

Do Leaders Make a Difference?

Analysis

Do Leaders make a Difference? We talk much of personal leadership being the key to change in, say, politics or business. But how much can such figures really influence events? Do we overattribute power to individuals such as a prime minister or a media mogul? Have we lost sight of the overall importance of collective action and attitudes, or the trends and events that no individual can resist? Michael Blastland investigates. Producer: Chris Bowlby Editor: Innes Bowen Contributors: Nick Chater Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School Professor Pat Thane Historian at King's College London Chris Dillow Writer on economics and psychology Angela Knight Chief Executive of the British Bankers' Association Tristram Hunt Historian and Labour MP Jerker Denrell Professor of strategy and decision making at Oxford University's Saïd Business School Lord Baker Former Conservative Home Secretary Andrew Roberts Historical and biographical writer.

Next Episodes

Analysis

A New Black Politics? @ Analysis

📆 2011-10-31 22:00 / ⌛ 00:28:04


Analysis

Cultural diplomacy @ Analysis

📆 2011-10-24 22:00 / ⌛ 00:28:17


Analysis

Euroscepticism Uncovered @ Analysis

📆 2011-10-17 22:00 / ⌛ 00:28:09


Analysis

Hezbollah @ Analysis

📆 2011-10-10 22:00 / ⌛ 00:28:12


Analysis

Aid or Immigration? @ Analysis

📆 2011-10-03 22:00 / ⌛ 00:27:49