A Conversation with Michael Pollock on Leadership & More

L&M: You have a very extensive background in the advertising world, yet your education is a Bachelor in Science, Physics. That is quite a departure; what led you to advertising?

MP: I grew up with the narrow and specialized curriculum of an old fashioned English boys school – By the time I was heading to University, my English boy’s school had only qualified me to read Physics or Chemistry. And I never really mastered Organic Chemistry – so Physics it was. There was no liberal arts……..

Questions discussed include:
L&M: You have worked with creative people throughout your career. Are there any that stand out to you as leaders?

L&M: Like you I believe you learn just as much if not more from your encounters with bad leaders. Have you ever thought about how great they could have been if they had better leadership skills?