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George Matheson

QuestionWhich leadership development programme did you attend?

AnswerLeadership Facilitation Skills

QuestionWhy did you choose the programme?

AnswerI choose this programme, because I wanted to develop my leadership style and to share good practices with other learners.

QuestionHow do you relax?

AnswerI relax best when I am walking, listening to inspirational gospel music, with my immediate family wife and children and also on Sabbath when I am at church

QuestionWhat single thing would improve the quality of your work-life?

AnswerThe ability to spending more time with my family assisting with home work assisting my wife with her college work, pasting on my coaching and facilitation work so that they are confident but humble individuals

QuestionWhat is your greatest fear?

AnswerIs not taking action with my god given talents, and wishing I did

QuestionWhat pearl of leadership wisdom would you offer an emerging leader?

AnswerTo become a leader you have to serve Ė it not about you it the opportunity to serve other people which is a high calling

QuestionWhat is your guiltiest pleasure?

AnswerI donít really know what the word really mean so I cant really apply it

QuestionWhat words or phases do you most overuse?

AnswerPublic servant

QuestionWhat has been your most challenging situation as a leader?

AnswerAn example of this is trying to enable my line manager to look at an idea she was set dead against, however it was a revelation to see her change her opinion

QuestionWhat did you learn from that experience?

AnswerThe lesson I learn for this experience was the fact I used two of my key strengths I was able to get her to reflect what was her barrier. The two key strengths for me was belief and empathy

QuestionWhat is your idea of perfect happiness?

AnswerTo serving other people, my family, friends and especial people who have a low opinion

QuestionWhich book(s) are you reading at the moment?

AnswerThe Bible

QuestionWhich 'leader' from the past or present day do you most admire and why?

AnswerI consider my aunty Olive who would not consider her self to be a leader but have an extra large following just because she believe she is a public servant and live this belief

QuestionWhere would you like to live?

AnswerBetween Guyana and the UK

Question Did you experience any eureka! moments during your leadership development programme? If yes, what?

AnswerThe confidence to ask question in my action learning training and identifying my five key strengths which I now celebrate and nurture each day Belied

QuestionWhat is your favourite smell?

AnswerCaribbean Food cooking

QuestionIf you were a super hero, what would your power be?

AnswerTo walk the walk I talk

QuestionHave you found your leadership development beneficial?


Question Why?

AnswerBecause of my experience of leadership I never saw leadership as serving other. I was so wrong the best leaders I have come to respect and admire is the leaders to lean and master the art of servant driven leadership where people mater than one self

QuestionFor what cause would you die?

AnswerFor the belief to love the lord with all my hearts, mind and soul and my neighbour as my self and in this case my neighbour doesnít have to be my friend

QuestionWhat do you consider to be your greatest (professional or personal) achievement?

AnswerBecoming a coach with accreditation and to realise my strengths

QuestionWhat would your 'leadership' motto be?

AnswerThe greatest leaders are the greatest servant

QuestionIf you were stranded on a desert island what 5 things would you want with you?

Answer1) My Bible 2) My family photo album 3) My two best gospel music album 4) Audio Book of the Bible 5) DVD of the Spiritual by Cathleen Battle & Jess Norman

QuestionWhat is your favourite song?

AnswerAmazing Grace by John Newton

QuestionWhat keeps you awake at night?

AnswerDid I do what was right?

QuestionWhat is the most important lesson life has taught you so far?

AnswerDonít take it personal and change the things you can and the thing you cant donít

QuestionDo you plan to do more leadership development? If yes, what area do you plan to focus on?

AnswerYes I do I have register for Unleashing Leadership


George Matheson

Name: George Matheson
Title: Centre Development Manager & Arts Development Officer Diversity
Organisation: Kirklees Council
Location: Huddersfield