"Walk into the Leadership section of any bookshop and you get bombarded by a whole host of different ideas, strategies, and style manuals; most making academic and unrealistic promises for the "leader in the street". For a budding leader, it′s not only confusing, but frustrating having your skills and aspirations benchmarked against people like Branson and Welch. Alpha Leadership really is different. It′s more of a handbook than a straight read – you get as much from dipping into chapters that take your fancy, as from reading it start to finish. This is stuff you can use – key points are framed in a story that′s easy to relate to; which helps you to see that, actually, some of the mindset and style of being a good leader is already lying dormant within you. All you have to do is give it a bit of thought to set your homegrown leadership potential free." ––David Thompson, Vice President, Equity Learning & Development Manager, Investment Management, Merrill Lynch.
"A wonderful ′guide for the perplexed′. Explains how to persevere in shifting situations and fulfil your original purpose by different means – splendidly anecdotal and down–to–earth." –– Charles Hampden–Turner, The Judge Institute of Management Studies, University of Cambridge. Co–author of Riding the Waves of Culture.
Detecting Weak Signals.
Developing Mental Agility.
Freeing Up Resources.
PART II: ALIGN.
Leading through embodiment.
Task through Relationship.
Creating Cultures that can Act.
PART III: ACT.
Ready, Fire, Aim.
Dogged Pursuit (and knowing when to stop).
Alpha Leaders Website.
" this one had me hooked I stopped reviewing it and started reading it for pleasure " (EDGE, Autumn 2002)
" this one provides the means of moving from admiration to emulation without suggesting imitation. The suggestion is that existing and would–be leaders should use the hints and methods contained here to decide on their own approach " (The Independent, 7 December 2002)
" This how to book has arisen from the authors extensive experience of leadership development in the US and Europe " (Management Abstracts)
" had me hooked the lessons of the book are as applicable to team leaders as they are to corporate leaders. " (Edge, December 2002)