City Bites: Podcast with Ria Bailes, One Housing

The pandemic has thrown many leaders and their leadership styles into the spotlight. Some have taken a directive, authoritative approach while others have taken a supportive, empathetic approach to managing their teams and organisations.

In the fifth episode of our leading through crisis mini-series, Assistant Director for Area Regeneration at LB Haringey and FoL alumnus Peter O’Brien talks with One Housing’s Group Director for People & Change Ria Bailes about the need to adapt leadership styles to fit the current climate. Ria argues that to solve the wicked problems we now face, we need to foster a culture of psychological safety that encourages open dialogue with residents, partners and colleagues at all levels.

Catch up on all past episodes on the City Bites page.

Find out more about the Alumni Network and get involved in FoL’s Covid-19 response and recovery programme: Learning from Crisis.