Lessons from Shakespeare's Macbeth

Shakespeare's greatest psychological thriller provides fascinating insights into the behaviours that can make or break individuals and organisations. This programme explores courageous leadership through two very different leaders: Malcolm and Macbeth.

Most of us know Macbeth. His descent from fearless warrior to ruthless tyrant is a compelling tale of high achievement turning to tragedy. We use Macbeth to examine shadow leadership potentials. We learn how to identify excessive and dangerous behaviours - both in ourselves and others - before derailment becomes inevitable.

Not so many of us know about Malcolm. His journey is less publicised but more successful. Through his character we explore the development of quiet, courageous leadership. Malcolm's example proves that we can become generative leaders, at any level, creating meaning for the groups we lead and hope for our collective future. - Read More