How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainability
By Faisal Hoque, Drake Baer
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Everything Connects examines changing the behaviour of leaders, through finding holistic solutions to problems in leader’s lives and in the organisations they work in. It does use one particular strategy, rather draws on different disciplines of organisational theory, management theory, neuroscience, psychology, spirituality and self-improvement, believing that everything it connected, thus a multi discipline approach is required.
It is written in three parts. Firstly discovering when, who, and how you are, thus allowing us to gain a better understanding of ourselves. Second part examines the personal experiences, cultures while applying it to innovations and leading. The final part looks at values, decisions and finding ideas.
Drake and Faisal have combined their understanding of business and psychology for this book.
Everything Connects contains research to support their various ideas and theories, and allow the modern businessperson to find balance amongst ideas on innovation and sustainability, leadership and motivation.
While it is an interesting read, I felt they have not considered all the elements that contribute to the modern leader, and their slant to spirituality is biases, or perhaps just disagrees with mine. Not that I am disconnecting spirituality as a contributing factor, just their particular brand.
Overall, there are elements and ideas that the modern leader will take from this book, to place into action in their own lives.
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.