By Chris Lewis and Pippa Malmgren
The book provides and attempts to answer a range of issues that leaders face or must consider. While I found that it does promote thoughts and discussion, it does not answer a lot of questions. The thoughts it does provoke, some of which are quite deep, are worth considering.
My first question though is who is the intended audience? Is it corporate leaders, policy makers, or someone else?
The book outlines comprehensively the influences on leaders, organisations and individuals/ staff of government policies including economic. It highlights the information overload due to technologies that leaders face, along with lessons that leaders to work through as they develop patience in followers.
Other issues that are addressed include the importance of leaders engaging in intelligence; accessing people more intelligent than themselves; Being aware of different forms of intelligence; Leaders need to be aware of and active in politics, locally, nationally and internationally.; and the role that leaders play in the political arena.
Lessons include how Information and data is used and analysed as tools for leaders; How leaders consider how technology is affecting people socially, and time wise; and the effect of technology on relationships.
The authors promote the use of tech currencies such as bitcoin. Arguing that they counter inflation and are more reliable.
Overall an accepted book on considerations that leaders must face.
Thank you to Netgalley for providing a review copy in return for an honest review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
Reviewed by Heath Henwood
Heath Henwood consults and speaks on Leadership, Strategic Planning and Management techniques. He has a Masters in Leadership, and is a Doctorial Candidate focusing on Leadership Development Strategies. He has extensive experience in private business and serves on several boards.