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Mike Southon's inspirational speech from the CMI Conference held in October 2010

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  • Political Leadership – why does it matter? Why political leadership really makes a difference What lessons businesses can learn from politics How political leadership helps shape economies Mike Southon Political and Business Columnist, Financial Times [email_address]
  • Not These
  • Definitely These
  • The Jury is Out (History Will Decide)
  • Class of 2010
  • The Seven Year Cycles You should try as many things as possible You should make a serious attempt at something You might decide to try something different You are often at the peak of your powers Represents maturity and self-awareness You might want to plan your legacy You become an Elder Statesperson 21 - 28 28 - 35 35 - 42 42 - 49 49 - 56 56 - 63 63 - 70
  • Class of 2010 1969 (41) 1961 (49) 1967 (43) 1966 (44)
  • Definitely These Arrested 1963 (45) President 1994 (76) Assassinated 1865 (56) Prime Minister 1940 (66) Assassinated 1948 (79) Assassinated 1968 (39) Slave Act 1809 (48)
  • So Why Be A Politician? Beca u se I have to TO CREATE WEALTH Make money Make a difference to myself and my family Make a difference to the world Have fun Freedom
  • SPRING SUMMER AUTUMN WINTER Creator Trader Star Mechanic Deal Maker Accumulator Supporter Lord Grounded Intuitive Extrovert Introvert
  • Politics vs. Business “ All political lives…end in failure” Few businesspeople make good politicians Branding: this time it’s personal
  • Driven By The Media Present the vision Carry people with you Communicate well
  • Driven by Time Politicians live and die every five years “ A week is a long time in politics” The Other ‘Seven Year Rule’
  • Opposition is More Fun than Government “ Like being in a band”
  • Star Mechanic Deal Maker Accumulator Wealth Dynamics www.wdprofiletest.com
  • Opposition is More Fun than Government “ Honour without responsibility” “ Like being in a band” “ Be careful what you wish for” Secretary of State for Business 2010 (67)
  • Being in Government Everyone else is ‘Lobby Fodder’ But for the elite, an even bigger horror awaits….. Only fun for about 50 people Constituents on your back, all the time…..
  • Something No Businessman Has to Face
  • The Civil Service Expert at ‘deal making’ and ‘the ratchet effect’ Were here before, and will still be here after Expert at raising issues and ‘grow-back’
  • August 1 st 1971 The difference between: Money Wealth
  • How to Create Wealth – ‘Guanxi’ Treat people like you want them to treat you Always help people (without going broke in the process) Tell the truth
  • Definitely Him Declaration of Independence 1776 (44)
  • Conclusions Like business, it’s all about teams A great politician understands ‘vision’ and ‘flow’ Entrepreneurship is about avoiding all of the ‘nonsense’
  • It’s Easy! Nothing You Can Do that Can’t Be Done
  • Political Leadership – why does it matter? Thank You! Mike Southon Political and Business Columnist, Financial Times [email_address]