When Charismatic Leadership Fails

Charismatic leaders have the ability to communicate with people and lead on a profound, emotional level. They have the ability to articulate a captivating or compelling vision and evoke strong emotions in their followers. Think of Steve Jobs and Richard Branson, or maybe less positively, Hitler. Charismatic leadership is essentially a process, a series of interactions betweenContinue reading “When Charismatic Leadership Fails”

The Spanish Culture Club

The culture of Spanish football team Barcelona was enhanced more than a decade ago when they started to engage the players in a culture and a set of behaviours that would give Barcelona a competitive advantage. The three behaviours that have, since that time, underpinned Barcelona’s culture are ‘humility, hard work and putting the teamContinue reading “The Spanish Culture Club”

Fishing for Something to Say

I was listening to Desert Island Discs yesterday morning and was struck by the way Bob Mortimer described himself as being shy as a child. He suggested that it had defined the first 30 years of his life. The comedian, the other half of Reeves and Mortimer, told Lauren Laverne that it’s a crippling thingContinue reading “Fishing for Something to Say”

The Spanish Culture Club

It’s been a couple of months since I wrote about culture and behaviours; the last time being the occasion of the sacking of several Australian cricketers for cheating. The incident had then gave rise to questions around the values that Cricket Australia had fostered in their players. This week, I’m focused on Spanish football andContinue reading “The Spanish Culture Club”