chapter  8
A strategy for self-management
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Ever since Team Roles entered the language of industry, executives have favoured

for themselves those roles that have the ring of leadership about them. There was

a strong attraction to the glamorous-sounding title of Chairman, as it was first named

following the Henley research. Even when, advisedly, we had to change the term to

Co-ordinator, its popularity with the aspiring executive was only slightly diminished.

Shaper has even stronger appeal, especially to the ambitious, while others fancy

themselves as Plants.