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Bad bosses and the quest for good leadership

The topic of good and bad leadership is never out of the public psyche for long, but it seems even more prevalent in the recent past than usual. First we had the surprising outcome to the UK general election, meaning more than one leadership election will be necessary for political parties. And now, in the […]

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Leading in a Crisis

In The Financial Times recently I was interested to read the former prime ministerial communications chief, Alistair Campbell, write in a relatively non-partisan style about leadership and tone in the adversity of the UK’s recent flooding, “As the crisis deepens, power structures need to be clear, and Mr Cameron’s ‘I am taking charge’ message was […]

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Should conflict management not be a key skill of a leader?

A recent article in The Telegraph [05/12/2013] explored the skills that successful leaders need by putting Jobs Editor, Alan Tovey, though a virtual assessment day to measure his ability to cut it at the top. The piece notes how there are four qualities that a leader should possess: experience, knowledge, personality and skills. While these […]

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