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Old 16th Jan 2015, 04:42
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RJM
 
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Well said - especially on leadership. Leadership is a strange thing. I'm no leader, but people who are or have been tend to say the same thing: 'the people' respect, and will continue to support, a leader who is firm and definite more than a leader who is conciliatory.

This is made clear by at least three leaders I can think of who have written or commented on this aspect of leadership. Each of them 'endured,. That's probably the best word: Churchill, Thatcher and a soldier - Sir Colin Campbell, who wrote a brilliant book called Having Been A Soldier. All of them had tough jobs. Campbell was in charge of British troops in Aden.
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