What makes a great leader?

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In this month’s episode, the LSE IQ podcast asks ‘What makes a great leader?’

If you do a quick Amazon search on ‘leadership books’, you’ll get nearly 200,000 results. These books promise to reveal the leadership secrets of luminaries such as Steve Jobs, notable explorers, military figures, and numerous sports men and women. But what does the research tell us about the keys to good leadership?

In search of an answer Sue Windebank talks to Dr Connson Locke from LSE’s Department of Management, Professor Elizabeth Samet from Westpoint, the US Military Academy, and Professor Ben Voyer, from LSE’s Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science.

 Each episode of LSE IQ sees a range of LSE academics, and other experts, line up to give their perspective on one timely question. For all episodes of LSE IQ, and to subscribe on iTunes and SoundCloud, please visit or search for 'LSE IQ' in your favourite podcast app, or subscribe on Apple Podcasts .