|© Ron Villejo, PhD|
What can James Bond teach us about leadership? A good amount, I'd say.
Sixty years since Ian Fleming created the character, and 23 films in the meantime, the super suave and skilled agent is a film legend and a cultural icon. I introduced my paradigm in some detail - Business Leadership as an HR Responsibility - but let's draw on Mr. Shaken, Not Stirred's latest to expound on this, shall we.
|Ben Whishaw as Q|
|Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny|
|Ralph Fiennes as Gareth Mallory|
|Dame Judi Dench as M|
|So where does James Bond himself fit in this paradigm?|
|Daniel Craig as James Bond and The Vitruvian Man|
So in the end, James Bond may be an overarching figure for this HR paradigm. Leonardo Da Vinci drew The Vitruvian Man as if to represent the ideal symmetry. In effect, then, HR needs such a leader, who, like James Bond, can endure for decades and carry the mantle of that ideal forward.
Thank you for reading, and let me know what you think!
Ron Villejo, PhD