Although I worked extensively around the ICI Group I had little contact with Sir Denys Henderson Chairman of both ICI and Zeneca, but he was a great leader and I have one quote which I need to share.
We were talking about the barriers that some executives put in place to protect themselves from staff and visitors and how difficult it was to get into see them.
‘Remember,’ he said, ‘it is only the people who think of themselves as important you can’t get to meet. Those that are really important always have time and some breaks in their diary’.
I have remembered that forever and is one way I always judge leaders!!