If we want to lead well, then we need to listen well. It sounds remarkably simple, but amazing how often leaders forget this simple skill – we stop listening, or only listen to those who agree with us.
Recently my good friend and mentor Paul Chapman died. He was ninety-one. Over the last twenty years, I have variously described Paul as a young man in his seventies, eighties and nineties. He was, in every sense of the word, extraordinary.
Amidst the apparent dearth of global leadership painfully on display during this pandemic, different models are surfacing from the edge.