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Thought for the week

Author: Charlie Maclean Bristol, Training Director, FBCI, FEPS

Following Theresa May's speech at the Conservative party conference, Charlie shares his words of wisdom for the week.

"I would rather have a general who was lucky than one who was good." – Napoleon

Perhaps these are the thoughts of the Conservative party, following Theresa May’s disastrous speech at the conference on Wednesday. Was she unlucky or could the comedy of errors have been prevented?

Often in incidents, small events, such as coughing fits, pranksters and TV sets falling down, seem to reinforce the narrative of a beleaguered Prime Minister and ruin their chances of a re-launch. What the PM said in her speech will never be remembered.

If your organisation is on the downward slide, it is extremely difficult to get yourself out, as every minor mishap, which would not normally be noticed, adds to this illusion. To prevent this from happening, everything should be triple-checked.

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