Conference 2013 Martin Taylor: pressures on senior businessmen
Taylor, Martin, “The love of power does more damage than the love of money … of all the avenues .. a teenage daughter is the most successful puncturer of a CEO’s fantasies
Martin Taylor, former Chairman of Syngenta AG and former CEO of Barclays Bank.
View the video of his address below, or download his remarks here – MartinTaylorRemarks
Speaking at the Daedalus Trust/Cambridge Judge Business School ‘Intoxication of Power’ conference, 19 September, 2013.
“I’ve been asked to talk about he pressures on senior businessmen and what makes them go off the rails. I’m not just going to talk about hubris … but about rather more commonplace forms of failure, because there is a spectrum.”
“The love of power does more damage than the love of money“ said Martin Taylor in a fascinating and candid overview of his experiences in the highest levels of management. He commented that of all the various avenues a leader could call on to retain a grip on reality, “a teenage daughter is the most successful puncturer of a CEO’s fantasies.”