Historic ‘toe-holders’ and time limits – Lord David Owen (2014)

Lord David Owen, Clinical Neurologist and Psychiatric Registrar, St Thomas’s London, Former UK Minister of Health and Foreign Secretary discusses ‘Historic ‘toe-holders’ and time limits’. Recorded at the Daedalus Trust-RSM conference ‘Leadership; stress and hubris’ in London, November 2014.

“I should start with one of the most charismatic politicians of the 20th Century, Franklin D Roosevelt. He was not a consensual figure; he knew how to hate… he was hubristic in the sense that many politicians and leaders are hubristic but I don’t think he ever developed Hubris Syndrome…. (because) in his life he had people who he encouraged to disagree with him.”

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