EP 58 leadershipinchaos.gov.uk - “How Liz Truss authored her own downfall”
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“Useless. Shambles. Incompetent. CHAOS” These were the dominant words of a GB News Peoples’ Poll Wordcloud last week as the Tory party unravelled amidst a sequence of bizarre and barely credible events. But what role did Leadership have to play in the absurdist drama and what was it Liz Truss did or didn’t do to contribute to her own ultimate downfall? This episode unpicks the very clear failures of the leader and the obvious cause-and-effect lessons in the whole sorry piece.


Insights include:

  • “Juvenile delinquency breaks out when there is an absence of a responsible adult”
  • The 3 Big Lessons of Leadership in the Liz Truss demise
  • Ambiguity is #1 Enemy of Effectiveness
  • Conviction itself isn’t enough – you need the people
  • Self-Awareness trumps Self-Interest
  • Sage advice for appointing the next new leader (or anyone!)



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Episode 39-42 – Leading Teams in Chaos

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Episode 33 – “Taking Back Control” in Chaos

Episode 34 – Finding Meaning in Chaos

Episode 26 – The Leadership Contribution

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