Everything we are taught about leadership today is wrong, says Rama Gheerawo. Traditional models of leadership are broken and outdated. We need more creative leadership – leadership that speaks the language of business but also the language of humanity. That is more empathetic, expansive and communal rather than outdated frameworks driven by the tired rhetoric of management and business run on the whole by men. In this episode we discuss how we can fix leadership.
Rama is an international and inspirational figure within design and was named a 2018 Creative Leader by Creative Review alongside Paul Smith and Björk. Now Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, he uses design to address issues around age, ability, gender and race. He sits on a number of advisory boards and committees for awards, universities and organisations such as the UK Design Council, The International Association for Universal Design, the Design Management Institute, The Bhavan Institute for Indian Culture and the RSA Decolonising Design Initiative.