by Stuart Crainer, Des Dearlove
Thinkers 50 titles have been design to review and provide the latest thinking on topics including leadership, management and strategy planning. This title on leadership does just that, reviews the current thinking and best practices, summarizing it with examples, in an easy to read format.
While it is not the ”treasure trove of leadership wisdom” from the top minds in business that they claim, it is a good summary of the latest concepts and theories.
The book addresses common themes around leaders, including their characteristic, born or nurtured, and levels of leadership. It draws the conclusion that no-one. model fits all, and that context plays a vital role in the success or failure of an organization key leader.
Thee authors also address the differences in generational issues and styles. With a reminder of the importance of leaders being authentic in their roles and lives.
Organizational success through leadership reflects heavily on historical leaders while trying to shape future leaders and leadership trends. This is not achieved as well as the authors probably hoped. Having said that, there are some lessons to be learnt between the covers.
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.