Monday, 2 March 2009

A question of leadership

Posted on the Bevan Foundation blog on March 2nd 209

Ever since he bumped his head in the shower on holiday things haven't been going Nick Bourne's way. The latest mis-step is perhaps the most serious though.

Having opted against going to Westminster it is unlikely that Jonathan Morgan will content himself for long with Chairing the Audit Committee and being a 'mate' on the backbenches.

As the messy reshuffle unfolded Mr Morgan was attending an awards lunch in Cardiff's Hilton to celebrate emerging Welsh Leaders. The ambitious AM listened as the guest speaker offered the following characerisation of leadership: "A good leader is someone who surrounds themselves with people who are better than they are at certain things and does not feel threatened".

From where I was sitting I couldn't see if he was smiling.

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