Gavin Esler in conversation with David Aaronovitch
Lessons from the Top
18:30 – 19:30
Great leaders have always understood the power of stories. Through the stories they tell, the most successful leaders educate, persuade and bring about change, but we rarely have the background knowledge to explore how they do so. Leading journalist Gavin Esler talks with David Aaronovitch about his first-hand knowledge of the secrets of those who achieve power based on over thirty years’ experience of interviewing world famous figures from Bill Clinton to Angelina Jolie.
Lessons from the Top offers a fascinating portrait of leadership in the modern world - and shows how the methods of the most powerful leaders could work for you.
Gavin Esler is an award winning television and radio broadcaster, novelist and journalist. In addition to his new book, Lessons from the Top, he is the author of five novels and a non-fiction book, The United States of Anger. He currently presents Newsnight on BBC2 and Dateline London which goes out weekly on BBC World and the BBC News Channel, and is a regular writer and commentator across print media. He has interviewed leaders in their fields ranging from David Cameron to Dolly Parton, and Richard Branson to King Abdullah of Jordan.
David Aaronovitch is a journalist, broadcaster, author and regular columnist for The Times and The Guardian. He won the George Orwell Prize for political journalism in 1998 and 2001.
Photo credit (Gavin Esler): Jeff Overs