“You will often find that people who are most effective are those who have taken the long route to leadership. They are often in the background as youngsters. You often find that the people sitting in the back row [of the college debating society] listening are running the country 30 years later”
Interesting perspective on Irish leadership, and one I’ve heard before. Does this mean that it is more difficult for young leaders in Ireland to be heard/respected?
From Leadership in Ireland: Insights from Contemporary Irish Leaders in the Public, Private and Voluntary Sectors which I happened upon in the local library.
Post to follow next week.