One People Oration 2021

Serving as a Leader?

Speaker: Dame Cressida Dick, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service with the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle

Tuesday, 16th November 2021 at 6.30 PM

In the Christian tradition, leadership is service. But what does that mean? That leaders should be infallible, all-powerful, and all-knowing, as our sometimes pitiless comments on their competence can imply? No human being can be so godlike, but if not that, then what is service? How do leaders retain confidence with humility? Decisiveness with an open mind? Competence to meet a present crisis with continuous learning for future ones? Where and how do leaders learn to be of the greatest possible service?

In conversation with the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick will draw on her long experience in the police force and now as its most senior leader to discuss the meaning of serving as a leader.

A transcript is available on request by emailing [email protected].