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The future language of leaders

July 29th, 2010 · No Comments

It’s been a pretty big week at Common Purpose, with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom paying our emerging leaders course a visit in Bangalore. The occasion has me thinking about what is emerging for leaders in India – and Hinglish leaps to mind. It’s the language of the future I am told – [...]

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Old democracy and a new Prime Minister meets a new democracy and emerging leaders

July 28th, 2010 · 3 Comments

When UK Prime Minister David Cameron asked a participant in Bangalore what had shifted in his thinking by being on a Common Purpose course, the participant said: “I knew I was a leader at work but not for a minute had I thought of myself as a leader of Bangalore” This says it all. What [...]

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Leaders through the lens

April 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

So the first of the great televised debates for the top political job in the UK takes place tonight, and I am wondering which lens we should all be watching it through… Shall we focus on what these three men have to say on policy? Or the issues? Or will we scrutinise their competency? Or [...]

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