Here’s a quote from Neil Manthorp, writing in his regular Supersport column. It’s brilliant: profound and applicable to every sphere of life.
True leaders are those who consult, listen and digest. They do not place themselves in bullet-proof towers constructed purely from their own conceited conviction.
Neil is actually writing about Lalit Modi and his refusal to talk to FICA, the international cricket players’ body. I’m no fan of Modi and his bully boy tactics. I’m pro-ICL. And until Modi changes his attitude and starts behaving like a real leader I will always view him as a tin pot dictator.
Acting on what Neil has written, taking it on board and doing those things is a huge step forward for anyone in a position of leadership.
Thanks for brightening up my day Neil!