Somerset Maughan, the English Writer, once wrote a story about a verger at St Peter's Church in London. One day a young vicar discovered that the verger was illiterate and fired him.
Jobless, the man invested his meagre savings in a tiny tobacco shop, where he prospered, bought another, expanded and ended up with a chain of stores worth several hundred thousand pounds.
One day the man's banker commented, 'You've done well for an illiterate, but where would you be if you could read or write?'
'Well,' replied the man, 'I'd be a verger at St Peter's Church'.
Superior leaders get things done with very little motion. They impart instruction not through many words, but through a few deeds. They keep informed about everything but interfere hardly at all. They are catalysts, and though things would not get done as well if they weren't there, when they succeed they take no credit. And because they take no credit, credit never leaves them.
"My main contact person was Caroline Martel; she was extremely helpful and always followed up my many emails promptly. As I have never booked a speaker under these circumstances, I had many questions! Caroline was obviously very knowledgeable and was a delight to work with."
Chilwell Primary School
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