The Leadership Gap Premium

17 July 2014 | by D.J. Taylor

Having presented its calling card with a résumé of high-street retailer John Timpson’s efforts to find a space in his own company’s car park, Sir John Tusa’s three-part enquiry into the state of leadership in some of our major organisations (weekly from 11 July) began its deliberations with excerpts from the work of one or two parliamentary select committees. Here, in what is essentially a new form of radio comedy, several titanic figures from the world of commerce were revealed as scarcely fit to have charge of a municipal swimming pool, and the Conservative MP Jesse Norman, a veteran of these inquisitions, reflected on the difficulties of what he called the “Apollonian style”, as represented by the former chief execu­tive of Barclays banki

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