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Friday, 5 April 2013
THE WISDOM OF ANDY HORNBY
regulators should consider banning three top HBOS bankers from future roles in
the financial sector, an influential committee has said. The Banking
Standards Commission said former bosses Sir James Crosby, Andy
Hornby and Lord Stevenson were largely to blame for the bank's collapse. It accused them of a "colossal
failure" of management at the bank which had to be rescued in 2008.
In 2007, "going plural" businessman, Allan Leighton, published a book called "On Leadership". In it, he picked the brains of top bosses of the time to get a handle on what makes a great leader. The much-criticised Andy Hornby, late of HBOS, was a contributor. Here are some of his gems:
"Spend time on the difficult
"Get rid of the blame culture.
Never criticise people for making mistakes"
"Never insulate yourself from
"Good leaders are restless.
They are always a bit paranoid, thinking that what they are doing is not
enough and worrying about what the next threat is"
"The defining feature of
leadership is that you have to seriously enjoy the job. You have to live
it, breathe it and jump out of bed every morning at the thought of the day
On Leadership by Allan Leighton, 2007, Random House