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An Idea A Day by David Thompson

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LEADERSHIP

SET A GOOD EXAMPLE

Jonathan Gifford

The idea

Sir John Harvey-Jones, previous chairman of UK chemical giant ICI, points out that the organization may read significance into what is, in fact, a moment of irritation or a bad mood, and that it is dangerous to appear in public when one is not at one’s mental and physical best.

“One of the penalties of leadership is indeed that people watch your mood ...

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