A weekly newsletter from Paul Conroy, CEO, IHM
One of the great things about being a dad of small kids is that you can pretend to be amazing and watch Disney movies for them, rather than because you’re still a big kid. Watch Romesh Ranganathan’s take on this – hilarious!
If you haven’t seen Disney’s Moana…
- a) Where have you been?
- b) Spoiler alert
- c) Save this in your unread items and go on Amazon/Netflix/Ebay – sort it.
Its an object lesson in management – how and how not to lead. We see islanders who have become settlers, afraid of going beyond their boundaries, set on the way they do it now, comfort and safety. Fossilised in fixed approaches, unaware of the dangers. We see a demi-God who is self-obsessed, people pleasing and unaware of the destruction his best plans cause. Trying to do the right thing, but in all the wrong ways – by might, magic and mischief.
If those images don’t resonate with your experience of work I’m delighted for you, but mightily surprised if you’ve never seen them. Even more impressed if you have never found yourself drifting into one of those typologies of leadership. The heroic or formulaic.
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