The benefits of a “circular” leadership style

Lisa Sanders

This week on Leaders and Legends, host Aileen Black intervews Lisa Sanders, director of Science and Technology for Special Operations Forces, Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (SOF AT&L), U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida.

Sanders has over 35 years of civilian federal service. As SOFAT&L director, she is responsible for all pre-programs of record research and development funded activities.

During the show, Saunders decribes herself as a a “circular or 360 style” leader.

She says, “I’m all about reading the stakeholders and trying to find out how to achieve our overall objectives. But when it comes to the decision point, I often say I run a democratic dictatorship. I’ll take input from everyone, but I own 51% of the vote.”