Taking charge of afternoon tea

As regular reader(s) of the blog will know, leadership theory and practice is something that both interests and motivates me. I’m therefore always looking around for good practice examples or stories of, what great leadership looks like in different fields.
The Guardian on Saturday had a really interesting piece on Ross Brawn. It’s well worth a read as he demonstrates many of the traits, values and skills that are talked about in servant leadership. I’m making a note of this article for my own benefit, but it’s here if it’s useful.
“But the challenge of turning around the Honda team proved difficult to resist. “When Ross arrived, some of us feared the worst,” a team insider says. “We thought he would throw out half the workforce and bring in Ferrari people, but he did nothing of the sort. He left everything as it was and sized up everyone’s strengths and weaknesses, bringing out the best in everyone”