Tough At The Top - What Makes A Leader? [Radio Wales]

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Chris Coleman2020111720201118 (RW)
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Every footballer’s dream is to represent their country on the world stage in a major tournament. Chris Coleman never realised that ambition as a player, but the opportunity came his way again, this time as manager of Wales. He took over in tragic circumstances and got off to a difficult start. Against the odds, he turned things around and eventually took Wales to their first major championship for decades, Euro 2016 in France. He and the team returned to a hero’s welcome.

In the first in a new series, Bethan Rhys Roberts explores leadership and tries to understand what makes or breaks a leader. She meets those who have experience of leading at the very top, and her guest in this programme is Chris Coleman.

Produced by Astud media for BBC Radio Wales.

Football manager Chris Coleman discusses leadership with Bethan Rhys Roberts.

Bethan Rhys Roberts explores the art of leadership in a series of one-on-one interviews.

Leanne Wood2020112420201125 (RW)
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In 1985 communities across the south Wales coalfield were embroiled in a long and bitter battle with the government in London. Politics felt very real during the miners’ strike and this cauldron of tension was the backdrop to the political awakening of a teenager from the Rhondda. She rejected the local convention of joining the Labour Party and found her own political home in Plaid Cymru.

Thirty years later , in 2015, she was appearing on stage with the UK Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition. In front of millions of TV viewers, she took part in live debates ahead of her first General Election as leader of Plaid Cymru.

Leanne Wood was the first woman to lead her party and became one of Wales' most well-known politicians. In this programme she discusses her own personal experience of leadership with Bethan Rhys Roberts.

Produced by Astud media for BBC Radio Wales.

Former Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood discusses leadership with Bethan Rhys Roberts.

Bethan Rhys Roberts explores the art of leadership in a series of one-on-one interviews.

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At 15 and still at school, Sabrina Cohen-Hatton was homeless and sleeping rough on the streets of Newport. Through grit, determination and good decision-making, she turned things around. She took her GCSEs, became a firefighter, completed a degree and Ph.D in psychology and is today the Chief Fire Officer of West Sussex.

She has devoted much of her career to improving the decision-making capabilities of firefighters and her pioneering work is now applied in fire and rescue services across the UK. In this programme, Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton discusses leadership and how her own personal experiences – from sleeping rough to leading firefighting teams under immense pressure – have influenced her way of thinking.

Produced by Astud media for BBC Radio Wales.

Firefighter Sabrina Cohen-Hatton explores leadership with Bethan Rhys Roberts.

Bethan Rhys Roberts explores the art of leadership in a series of one-on-one interviews.