After hanging up her pugil stick, high-flying, hair-flicking Jet from Gladiators, aka Diane Youdale, became a psychotherapist with a speciality in “desk analysis”. So we picked a line-up of top politicians for her to study. Contenders ready?
The desk where we work reflects us, like the homes we live in.
After all, you have created it so it’s only logical that how it is organised to function is some form of representation of your mental processes. Why it is organised as such intrigues, so over many decades of work in the area of the human psyche, I have developed a code of analysis of the desks where we work.
Unfortunately, when you know someone is coming to look at your home you’ll tidy it. So it is the case with these desks of world leaders. They don’t reflect the true person in its most authentic sense as they will be camera ready. However, from what I can see in the pics provided…
The picture only allows a small section of his desk at a brief moment when the Downing Street cat upstages everything! Apart from how candid and distracted he can be, there is the four-time Chancellor William Gladstone’s 1860 Budget Box. These days the iconic red box apparently contains speech notes. It shows it’s used and can evoke a great regard for tradition.
Boris is all over this desk, which shows chaotic function and is very reflective of his leadership style no doubt. What is interesting to me is that the immediate affairs are not stacked but upright in an older-looking standing file directly in front of him. At times his ability to prioritise may get undone.