Questions 1 - 8
· Look at the sentences below and at five passages taken from a book about famous management thinkers on the opposite page.
· Which passage does each sentence refer to?
· For each sentence 1 - 8, mark one letter A1 B, C, D or E on your Answer Sheet.
· You will need to use some of these letters more than once.
He has developed his own company to promote his work.
0 A B C D E
1 Others in his field think very highly of him.
2 His ideas have spread beyond the business world.
3 He felt that people should be able to enjoy their work.
4 His ideas are more complex than they seem.
5 He did a variety of interesting things before writing his books.
6 His most successful book was written with a colleague.
7 He is particularly skilled at forecasting important developments.
8 Contact with the military was an early influence on his thinking.
A John Adair
Adair is the pioneering British thinker in the theory of leadership. He was the first person in the UK to hold a professorship in Business Leadership and has published a series of influential books on the subject.
Despite his quiet appearance, Adair has had a colourful life, serving in a Bedouin regiment and working on an Arctic fishing boat! His initial interest in leadership came from his army experience and he used to lecture at the highly prestigious academy where British army offices are trained. He now works as an international consultant.
B Edward de Bono
De Bono is unusual among major gurus for two reasons: firstly, he was born not in one of the great industrial nations but on the tiny island of Malta. Secondly, his ideas have reached a wider audience than just managers, so that his books have become essential rending in many different disciplines.
Most of de Bono s work has been concerned with the way human beings can train themselves to think more creatively. This apparently simple idea has resulted in 37 books and a highly successful career as a lecturer and consultant.