Another thing, people used to come late even into NEC meetings. The first item on the agenda is always the president’s report. He said ‘The doors must be closed until I finish speaking, and none of you must tell those who come late what I have said’.
Again, he respected people but he expected respect, it was a two-way thing, and people until then I think had never realised that by coming late they were disrespecting. He used to lock the doors while he was speaking.