Could Britain's political leaders run public firms?

Professor Nigel Nicholson takes a wry look at the leading candidates in the UK general election to see if they can handle managing a British plc

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Running the country is one thing, but do British Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour leader Ed Miliband have what it takes to oversee a public company? With tongue firmly in cheek, Nigel Nicholson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School, offers his verdict in his article Five ways to judge a leader: the business-like guide to the election

The piece assesses whether the main contenders in the upcoming general elections, taking place on 7 May, possess the five attributes needed to lead a large corporation: authenticity, emotional intelligence, team-building, agility and vision. 

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