Seven Secrets of Inspired Leaders
Why 'inspired' Leadership?
Most of the leadership around at the moment is insipid, self-serving, ego-driven stuff. It's more David Brent from BBC TV's The Office than Nelson Mandela. Nine out of Ten employees report no sign of inspiration in their leaders - not a jot, not a glimmer.
''The single most important factor that the majority of employees would like to see in their leader is 'inspiration'. However, only One in Ten respondents felt that they witnessed this elusive quality at work.'' The Guardian, October 2004
So, 90% of leaders and would-be leaders urgently need a dose of inspiration. Which, luckily, is exactly what we've crammed into this book. It contains the concentrated leadership juice of 80 or so inspired leaders from the private and public sectors, from the UK, US and mainland Europe - just some of the members of the Inspired Leaders Network. It's our first pressing. Sip it slowly; it's strong stuff.
'' A useful and readable account of how some extraordinary leaders operate outside 'leadership as usual'." Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Management, University of Southern California, and author of On Becoming a Leader and Geeks and Geezers.