John Amaechi is a psychologist and organisational consultant who also just happens to be the most successful British basketball player of all time, having forged a successful career in the NBA with three teams. A man of firsts, in 2007 John became the first NBA player to come out as gay.
In this thought-provoking interview, he examines identity, image and resilience as an exceptionally tall, black child growing up in Manchester; why his personal principles led him to turn down a $17m contract when in the NBA (and how his clients react to this); and why a lack of honesty is at the heart of our leadership problems in business.
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