Leadership

Making it Happen: Lessons from the Frontline of Strategy Execution

Author: Rebecca Stephens Date book discussed: 27 February 2024 Review by: Andrew Parrock There are many books on Strategy and on Leadership. Much has been written about styles of leadership, but little about how a strategy gets transformed from an idea into concrete results by a leader. Rebecca’s book explicitly says it is about turning…

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Future Shaper: How Leaders Can Take Charge in an Uncertain World

Author – Niamh O’Keeffe Book discussed – 13 October 2020 Review by – Lisa Preuveneers The book ‘Future Shaper’ leaves no doubt in one’s mind that leaders are most definitely made.  On reading the book it shows you how; not that you would know from the title and chapter one, which considers the macro challenges of leadership in…

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What Philosophy Can Teach You about Being a Better Leader

Authors – Alison Reynolds, Dominic Houlder, Jules Goddard and David Lewis Book discussed – 21 January 2020 Review by – Andrew Parrock Modern workplaces are dehumanised with people only being treated as ‘resources.’ The authors turn to moral philosophy, which seeks to understand what is ‘good’ for human beings; meaning that which allows people to…

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The Everyday Leader: How to Motivate, Empower and Influence Those Around You

Authors – John Cross, Rafael Gomez & Kevin Money Book discussed – 19 November 2019 Review by – John Keary There are over 57,000 books listed on Amazon with leadership in the title: does the World need another? The Everyday Leader makes the case for leadership by anyone, in a wide range of situations –…

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The Leadership Lab: Understanding Leadership in the 21st Century

Author – Chris Lewis and Pippa MalmgrenBook discussed – 23 July 2019Review by – Mae Keary and Lisa Preuveneers This book sets out to revalue modern leadership, by offering insights into the new skills required to replace an analytical and economic approach with a more balanced one.  Their investigation identifies hidden inefficiencies and growing disillusionment with leadership….

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