ARE YOU LEADING?
Try the following exercise.
Name as many Prime Ministers as you can (or Presidents of your country) since 1945. And name one thing you remember most about them. Here is what I am told by groups when they try this exercise:
Attlee: welfare state
Churchill in peacetime: er … not much
Eden: Suez crisis
Macmillan: “You’ve never had it so good”
Home: Who’s he?
Wilson: “White heat of the technology revolution” (er … which technology was that?)
Heath: Sailing and going into Europe
Wilson again: Pipes, raincoats and the lavender list
Callaghan: Strikes and the three day week
Thatcher: Thatcherism (for better or worse)