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LEDARSKAP Tidskriften Fortune utsåg 2014 Bill Clinton till en av ”The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders”. Han passade även på att dela med sig av sina erfarenheter.

Fortune April 7 2014

”From the adults in my extended family I learned that everybody has a story but not everyone can tell it.” Denna lärdom påminner om hela hans presidentskap.

Att vara president är ofta en kontinuerlig form av krishantering. Och Clinton hade en otrolig förmåga att kommunicera med amerikanska folket på ett sätt som hans motståndare aldrig lyckades med.

Även i motgång hade han en otrolig förmåga att övertyga väljarna om att han åtminstone var bättre än sina kritiker. Och det är ofta allt en bra politiker behöver. Allt annat följer på detta.

Här är Clinton om ledarskap:

What does leadership mean to you?

Leadership means bringing people together in pursuit of a common cause, developing a plan to achieve it, and staying with it until the goal is achieved. If the leader holds a public or private position with other defined responsibilities, leadership also requires the ability to carry out those tasks and to respond to unforeseen problems and opportunities when they arise. It is helpful to be able to clearly articulate a vision of where you want to go, develop a realistic strategy to get there, and attract talented, committed people with a wide variety of knowledge, perspectives, and skills to do what needs to be done. In the modern world, I believe lasting positive results are more likely to occur when leaders practice inclusion and cooperation rather than authoritarian unilateralism. Even those who lead the way don’t have all the answers.

What does leadership mean to you?

Leadership means bringing people together in pursuit of a common cause, developing a plan to achieve it, and staying with it until the goal is achieved. If the leader holds a public or private position with other defined responsibilities, leadership also requires the ability to carry out those tasks and to respond to unforeseen problems and opportunities when they arise. It is helpful to be able to clearly articulate a vision of where you want to go, develop a realistic strategy to get there, and attract talented, committed people with a wide variety of knowledge, perspectives, and skills to do what needs to be done. In the modern world, I believe lasting positive results are more likely to occur when leaders practice inclusion and cooperation rather than authoritarian unilateralism. Even those who lead the way don’t have all the answers.

Tidskriftsomslag: Fortune den 7 april 2015.

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Nigel Farage The Times

I love Europe. I have drunk more Rioja than most people alive!

…………………………….Nigel Farage, partiledare för EU-kritiska UKIP

Bild: Nigel Farage kampanjar i Cambridgeshire 2013 (Chris Radburn/PA)

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Sir Daniel Gooch by Spy -- Vanity Fair

Affärsmannen Sir Daniel Gooch (1816-1889) talade aldrig i House of Parlament under de tjugo år han var parlamentsledamot för Conservative Party. Men han var lika glad för det.

I have taken no part in any of the debates, and have been a silent member. It would be a great advantage to business if there were a greater number who followed my example.

Bild: Teckning av Sir Leslie Ward alias Spy (1851-1922) i Vanity Fair.

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PARTIER The Economist har tagit pulsen på det brittiska politiska systemet i ”Britain’s electorial system: The Breaking point”. Ingen uppmuntrande läsning.

The Economist February 21st-27th 2015

Även om det brittiska valsystemet inte liknar det svenska så finns det vissa likheter när det gäller de två största partierna.

I sin ledare skriver man:

Along with Sherlock Holmes and the rules of football, one of the great legacies of Victorian Britain is the Westminster parliamentary system. If voters want their voices to count, they have to choose between two large, boring parties.

Tidskriftsomslag: The Economist den 21-27 februari 2015.

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Hercules 1934

In 1904, 20% of journeys were made by bicycle in London. I want to see a figure like that again. If you can’t turn the clock back to 1904, what’s the point of being a Conservative?

                  – Boris Johnson, Londons borgmästare

Bild: Reklam för Hercules (1934)

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Picture-The Independent -- Boris Johnson

Everybody who studies British politics knows my realistic chances of becoming Prime Minister are only slightly better than my chances of being decapitated by a frisbee, blinded by a champagne cork, locked in a disused fridge or reincarnated as a olive…

…………………………………………..– Boris Johnson, Londons borgmästare, 2012

Bild: The Independent.

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Lost and Confused Signpost

Some MPs are resourceful, self-sufficient and independent individuals, but there will always be those who, if not watched 24/7, will end up in a kebab shop 10 miles from the conference centre, trying to buy chips with their hotel room door key.

……………………………………………………………..– Anonyma bloggaren “Felicity Parkes

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