Friday, May 21, 2010

Mike Brearley speaks on "Leadership - Theory and Practice"

I have just written a post for The Corridor which will send its rather bemused leaders off to a lecture by Mike Brearley the psychoanalyst and former England cricket captain.

As I remark there:
It is pretty heavy psychoanalytic stuff and I am not sure how much use it would be to a captain who was trying to defend a low target against Somerset on the fourth day at Weston.
Still there is a good anecdote (though they are not named by Brearley) about Keith Fletcher and Colin Cowdrey.

The parallels Brearley draws between the psyches of Cowdrey and Hitler are instructive.

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