I would add Nigel Lawson's account of the Thatcher cabinet as an example of how not to manage a top team and as a failure of leadership. But one should be careful of privileging reading as the primary learning activity. To emphasise the written word at the expense of speech is very short- sighted. Surely what we all need, politicians perhaps most of all, is to improve the quality of dialogue. One would hope a good management training course would provide such an opportunity. I wish the Shadow Cabinet well at Templeton.
Professor Ken Starkey
The University of NottinghamReuse content