The Kings of War (KOW) blog asked an interesting question a week or so ago. How good are we at tending leaders? Leadership is Lonely Me helping to promote the Rugby World Cup as part of tending leaders at work! While the KOW blog has a military perspective the original thought came from a police blog. I think the sentiment of loneliness of command also applies to civil servants too. Probably also to┬áleaders in other spheres. I've had a few roles involving leadership of large numbers of people. I've also been fairly close to people who have done the same thing, more senior people than me. I've certainly seen them get isolated, and in some cases surrounded by sycophantic yessers. We need to keep tending leaders if we want them to be good. From my time running a passport office…
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