Reflecting on a lifetime of leadership, Ryan Ramsey, ex-submariner, corporate leader and consultant takes us through what it is to lead in today’s pandemic and beyond. Not unlike being submerged for extended periods of time, the parallels between good leadership onboard a nuclear submarine and today’s complex business environment may surprise you.
In this episode, we discuss the simple principles that are the hallmark of great leadership at any level. Constantly learning and reflecting on his experience, Ryan also discusses his thoughts from 24 years as a Submariner that he has taken forward into his work on oil rigs, National Rail and latterly as a business consultant. We consider the loneliness of command; how to identify those that will make the grade for submarine command and how to manage the inner game of high performance during stressful situations.
If you’re fascinated by the complexities of leadership and want an idea of how to boil it down to its fundamentals, this episode will give you much to think about!