Category Archives: Emperor’s clothes

What kind of sycophant are you?

cries Glen Close’s Cruella de Ville. “What kind of sycophant would you like me to be?” replies her servant (ops director?). Does film mimic life in the boardroom, in the 1996 film “101 Dalmatians”? I was sitting in a board meeting … Continue reading

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Naked leadership – “Emperor’s Clothes”?

Have you noticed how some leaders have few skills but no-one says anything? A bank loses £22 billion or was it £28billion, I don’t recall exactly. But we were all up in arms. Did the leader suddenly make a mistake? … Continue reading

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