Sue Freestone

Strong and stable decision-making needs a team

The prime minister may prefer to think solo, but young people need collaboration in the decisions that shape their future

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Theresa May made the decision to call a snap election while on a walking holiday in Wales with her husband before Easter. The decision took both her own party and opposition members by surprise. For Ms May, thinking through a decision on her own may be her preferred approach. But for many people, collaboration forms an essential part of decision-making, whether through choice or circumstance.

In any job, the balance between making a speedy pronouncement and ruminating on a decision is never straightforward. All heads need to be autocratic at times. When the need arises, I am ready and able to ...

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