Podcast: TTT 005: What it takes to be a leader (Inside the Minds of Football's Leaders) with Mike Carson
01 May 2015
Mike Carson is a leadership expert, author and founding partner of Aberkyn, a UK company set up with the purpose of developing leaders. His 2013 book ‘The Manager – Inside the Minds of Football’s Leaders’ in which he interviewed some of the top football managers in the world was described by The Guardian newspaper as a “compelling examination of 30 managers ranging from Roy Hodgson to Alex Ferguson”. In his own words he says “One of my greatest passions is facilitating workshops, creating a safe space where leaders can develop personal insights that transform their own lives and work.” In his early career Mike spent 12 years as an operations officer in the Royal Navy where he had the opportunity to closely study leadership. He was also appointed Deputy Chief of Staff in the UK maritime force serving in war zones on several occasions. He is also an avid Manchester City fan.