Hello. I’m Simon Lawder. Blogging to you from River Cottage, tucked away in a tiny Somerset village. I’m a coach, trainer and teller of tales.
This blog’s about leadership and power – the way we’re led, and, particularly how we’re misled. It’s also about Trust, Passion, and Fun, my three keys to great leadership.
I’m fascinated by leadership – by inspiring, responsible, authentic leaders. And by their counterparts: leaders who abuse their power, who believe they’re above the law, and how easily we’re seduced into following their misguided lead.
For many years, I was a leader, chairing company boards, charities, partnerships. So I have faced these choices, the temptations, the delusion of power. These days I coach and train leaders. www.simonlawder.com is my professional webpage.
I want you to tell me what you think about leaders and leadership, who inspires you, who worries the hell out of you. And why. Share your Mis-leadership tales here so that we can all learn from the hard, practical experiences of others.
I’m writing novels as well – the publishing industry classifies them as ‘conspiracy thrillers’ but really they’re about what happens when immensely powerful men and women step over the ‘integrity line’. They pose the big questions, like ‘What if?’ (see my post) and ‘Who really controls our lives?’ The issues they address are sensitive; maybe a bit too sensitive for all but the most courageous of publishers. But they can make great stories.
I’d like to share excerpts from my novels with you too.
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