Thought Leadership (Ryde, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)
All Leadership starts with thinking - about problems, about possibilities and about organizational capabilities. But thinking never occurs in a vacuum. Long gone are the days when a chief executive would disappear for weeks with a towel over his head, only to reappear to announce 'the answer' to the organization. Modern leadership is about shaping the social process of engagement, strategizing and decision-making so that workers can create immeasurable value.
This book is about what executives can do to transform the thinking of those around them. It is about the circuitry that lies beneath the change process and the habits and norms that govern business conversations.
For every senior person that ever had a sense of déjà vu in the boardroom or was horrified to see great minds producing pulp, this is the book for them. Designed to deliver faster organizational change, stronger employee engagement and clear-thinking leadership.
At last, a business book that truly inspires Robert Swan OBE, Polar Explorer
Required reading for anyone who wants to be a leader in an age of terrifying change.' Jeremy Vine, BBC Presenter
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Custom Built Leadership (Ryde, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)
The success of the modern day leader depends in no small part on their ability to bring clarity and purpose to a world that is otherwise swamped in a fog of information, complexity and change.
Somewhere along the way between the innocence of the early twentieth century and the mayhem of the twenty first century things became very complicated. The internet made customers much more intelligent. The new economies shifted the global power balance. The apparent separation of peoples and countries disappeared and climate change, terrorism and the technology explosion told a different story.
Leaders more than ever have got to know what they are doing. Each and every leader needs to understand their own response to the challenges they face. This book poses three fundamental questions that will bring a new clarity to your leadership and will put you firmly in the driving seat of your most important decisions. This companion book to Thought Leadership is your leadership base camp; Read, rest, reflect and gear up for the most important journey of your career.