48: Lessons in leadership from Brendan Hall, Round the World Yacht Race Winning Skipper

Brendan Hall is an expert in building empowered teams and navigating treacherous waters. As the skipper of the winning yacht in the Clipper Round-the-World Yacht Race, he led a team of 44 crew on a record-breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on 70-foot ocean racing yachts. Brendan now helps corporate leaders and teams achieve their full collaborative potential through high-impact keynote speeches and interactive workshops.

In this episode, we explore:

  • Why is personal autonomy important for motivation and team productivity?
  • How to prioritise big-picture thinking, strategy, safety, and team well-being
  • The role of rest and its impact on decision-making and emotional stability
  • Learning when to step back as a leader
  • Leading two boats across the North Pacific… and facing a hurricane weather system

Get in touch

Email Ben: ben@leaderandteam.com

Email Ian: ian@ianwindle.com

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