I have been watching a film about Jack Charlton who died in 2020. The film focused on Jack Charlton the manager. For a decade he inspired a modest out fit to consistently over perform. Former colleagues recounted stories which gave insights into his management style. He could be single minded and inflexible, he could be direct to the point of being abrasive, he was decisive and clear and he wasn’t much interested in discussing the options. But he was a very good man manager. His notes to himself put it bluntly, “ Be a dictator but be a nice one “.
Blair Mcpherson former Director. Author and blogger www.blairmcpherson.co.uk