And now for something not so completely different.

One of my favourite Monty Python sketches of all time. It parodies the ‘Politician’ persona. The dream executive is one who can both Lead and Manage. A ‘Politician’ (the persona, not the profession necessarily) is one can do neither. Someone who neither cheers the upside (‘yes men’) nor braves the tough message (‘subversives’), but straddles in non-committal fashion all the while appearing to be decisive. Splunge! So many times I have heard the siren call of ‘Splunge’ in business reviews and executive meetings. The anti-thesis of Leadership and Management.