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Leadership – The cleaner who soared all the way to the board, Financial Times

John Mervyn-Smith, Chief Psychologist at eg.1, was interviewed by the Financial Times.

The article focuses on the premise that potential leaders don’t always look like leaders and their gifts may not be recognised. Experts discuss how organisations can identify and develop “rough-edged” talent that lies hidden within the organisation.

John says, “Whilst executives must be bright enough to do the job qualities such as energy and drive, emotional maturity, ability to solve problems and learn quickly are often better predictors of successful leadership than academic qualifications.”

The article was published in the Financial Times, on Monday 5 January 2015. To access the article in full please click here.