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.
Saying sorry and meaning it is, I think, one of the hardest things for leaders to do, especially – I suspect – men. In my latest Life & Work article on leadership I write about having to learn that lesson.
Amidst the apparent dearth of global leadership painfully on display during this pandemic, different models are surfacing from the edge.