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Guest Interviews

21. Purple Coach Conversations' interview with Dr Howard Haughton, Independent Consultant, Author, Leadership & Governance, Finance and Risk Management expert

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In this episode of Purple Coach Conversations, we had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Dr Howard Haughton!


You may notice that there has been a minimal contribution from us in this interview as Dr Howard has a captivating and fascinating story to share - and he does so in a manner that warrants no interruptions.


Dr Haughton is an impressive leader. He is a Research Scientist,  Author, and Professor. He has worked for some of the world's top financial companies, such as JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank. Howard fell in love with credit risk management and set up a quantitative group in Merrill Lynch. Howard continues to do a lot of work with banks but also Universities and governments, particularly, in Jamaica. 

He is a professional with deep knowledge and wide experience in both the theory and practice of finance (both private and public sector), economics, risk management, information technology, and the structuring of capital market solutions. He is also a proven motivator and leadership expert.


His latest book was published in October 2020, and talks about leadership definition, forms of leadership, facets, how to use them, and what to do about it. See below for the links to his books.

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In this episode we talk about:


  • Min 3 - We talk about his primary years at school and how he was labeled as a special needs child, but refused to accept the label as a limiting label on his life.

  • Min 7: His experience in the financial institution and how he started working with the Jamaican government.

  • Min 17: His definition of leadership and why he wrote about it. He talks about his book titled 'Woken Leader - Wake up the Leader in you ' - and how unless you accept the past you can’t move forward.  He also discusses the prevailing forms of leadership that are applied globally. 

  • Min 20: Woken leadership and the 4 pillars. When we understand the leadership framework we can find better ways to lead, while being flexible and using more than one style of leadership.

  • Min 23: What does reflective leadership mean and why it applies to the NHS.

  • Min 29:  What it takes to listen to your intuition.

  • Min 32: The interesting bias in politics and the statistics of representation.

  • Min 37: What does institutional racism mean? How we can do better?

  • Min 43: Howard's experience as a father and transmitting an inquisitive mind. 

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Watch the full video interview below:

You can also listen to an audio version of our interview here:

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Connect with Dr Howard:

You can connect with Dr Howard on LinkedIn


or here:

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