So not only do I need to come up with three inspirational communicators but I also have to make Emma laugh out loud. Oh and she spelt my name wrong as well…
Ok, so let’s try and kickstart my empty brain which has been busy with meetings, “soft launches” and risk management.
Inspirational communicators …
Well I’ll go for 3 people who have have inspired me to change my perspective on life:
Nick Gurney was the first person to make me seriously think about what being a leader actually means and what the price of leadership can be. Nick’s leadership style is completely different to my own but the way he framed his experiences and his approach to tacking some really appalling problems was deeply inspirational to me.
My friend Sarah who once said to me, “Mark, you’re a people person”. That that came as a revelation to me is both an indication of how little I had thought about things before that and of the fact that a single comment or even just one word can change everything.
Finally Muttley who taught me that success often comes despite the best efforts of plans and management and that alas all too often success never comes at all so all that is left is the Zen of action and the empty mind.
Apologies re spelling. Never know whether it is one l or two. Still love you though. Three good people there. Chuckled once. Your job here is done, my son.
One chuckle, *sigh*, one chuckle …
Pushes hat back on head and moodily reaches for bottle of lemonade while The Lounge Lizard’s version of “Harlem Nocturne” plays softly in the background and we pan back, out of the window, to reveal a B&W cityscape under a sky the colour of a TV tuned to a long dead channel.