However no one can doubt this is a brave choice. Leaders often recruit in their own image, appointing people who display all the attributes they personal embody, and therefore value. Yet Mrs May has appointed someone almost her polar opposite. While she is serious, formal and measured, Boris has made a career of being funny, informal and quick witted, always ready with a quip or comment with little thought to the consequences. Maybe she has decided he can provide the 'ying to her yang'?
I once worked with a director who was an exceptional communicator and networker but lacked much of the technical and organisational intellect common of that position. Yet he thrived and rose to great heights by developing an honest awareness of his own strengths and by clearly identifying the key attributes he needed in others. As a result he scoured the company for the skills he needed and applied his networking charm to persuade such talent to work for him. The ultimate combination of the team's skills were an unassailable combination.
Only time will tell if Mrs May has found her match in Boris?
What are your greatest assets that bring you success?
What attributes do you need to look out for to balance your own?
How will you deal with the potential clash of styles or issues such a relationship may bring?