Podcast Episode 3, feat. Admiral James Stavridis: “Leadership is a wide, swinging door – character is the hinge.”

November 25, 2019

Host Safiya Ghori-Ahmad sits down with Admiral James Stavridis to talk about his new book, Sailing True North, and the distinction between leadership and character. He also discusses major global hot spots, staying optimistic in “the breathlessness of this 24-hour news cycle,” and the Century of Women.

Admiral James Stavridis is Chair of McLarty Associates’ Board of Counselors and is an Operating Executive at The Carlyle Group. He recently served as Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University for five years. He is a retired 4-star naval officer who served most recently as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander and before that as head of the US Southern Command covering Latin America.  Admiral Stavridis has also written numerous books and articles for leading publications worldwide. Currently, he writes a monthly column for TIME Magazine, and is Chief International Security Analyst for NBC News. Admiral Stavridis attended the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, and spent over thirty years in the Navy. In addition to his four years as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, Admiral Stavridis also commanded US Southern Command in Miami. He was the longest serving Combatant Commander in recent US history.


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