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An Unlikely Leader

“Thorough preparation must lead to success. Neglect nothing.” “In business we strive for 100% efficiency while we are content with 25% in war” was the jaundiced view of Victor Odlum a Canadian army Major who served with Arthur Currie. Currie was equally appalled at high casualty rates and is credited with being the tactician behind …

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Nuclear Option

The newly appointed Commander of the USS Santa Fe, a ‘fast attack’ nuclear submarine, gave the order to proceed at a rate of ‘Two thirds’ ahead. The Navigator relayed the order to the Helmsman. They were proceeding on ‘battery power’ only as part of a drill and the recent order didn’t seem to have made …

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The unglamorous vocation

If you wish to make a name for yourself in the sphere of ‘Health and safety’ you can do so by getting things horribly wrong. When excellence is maintained in safety regimes nobody notices because nothing happens; no accidents, no loss of life, no catastrophes: for that’s, of course, the objective. Stadium safety guidelines around …

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YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE

This article is the basis of a key-note address delivered by [email protected]               (353)833155657   that illustrates the consequences of differing leadership models. Hillsborough To understand the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster of 1989 in the UK, when 96 people lost their lives and many more had their life-span and quality of life reduced, a good place to start …

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