St Petrocs’ Chief Executive, Steve Ellis appears in Leaders Council podcast talking about leadership

Steve Ellis

The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is currently in the process of talking to leadership figures from across the nation in an attempt to understand what good leadership means in Britain and Northern Ireland today.

Steve Ellis of St Petrocs was invited onto an episode of the podcast, which also included an interview with Sir Geoff Hurst MBE. Host Scott Challinor asked both guests a series of questions about leadership and the role it has played in their careers to date.

Scott Challinor 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.’

Throughout the interview Scott and Steve discussed the importance of empowering employees, equality, innovation, resilience and managing risks. When talking specifically about the positives that could be taken away from the experience of crisis management, in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic, and what lessons could be learnt from this experience, Steve said that ‘if people are encouraged to think in a positive way and encouraged be part of the decision-making process then we’ve found that they will be able to deliver top class services in incredibly difficult circumstances’.

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 Scott Challinor 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.’

Steve Ellis commented on the experience by saying, ‘I was delighted to be involved in this podcast, I felt very privileged to be interviewed on behalf of St Petrocs, representing the staff,  board and clients and we hope it is listened to as widely as possible’. Steve added ‘The Leaders Council is a source of great inspiration for leaders no matter what stage of their career they are at, we can always get better.’

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