PSNews Online – Book Review by Rama Gaind

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” — Former chairman and CEO of General Electric, Jack Welch

Tapping into the best qualities of your work colleagues is an acquired trait. You may not know this, but one of the most important roles a leader has is to inspire others to success.

This is a book for any leader who is serious about improving the leadership capability in their team or organisation.

Drawing on their extensive experience in leadership development, Armour, Blundell and Cohen work towards taking the guesswork out of leading leaders.

As they put it: “This book will help you become a leader who brings out the best in your direct reports. It will improve your understanding of those you lead and will help you to better understand your own behaviour and leadership potential”.

Developing leadership capability in others takes more than understanding theory and authorising the training budget — bringing out the best in people can be challenging and often leaders simply don’t know what to do.

The proof is intact as the executive coaches share the techniques they’ve used successfully to “develop sustainable high performance leadership”.

Learn about a targeted approach, best on-the-job learning, intention and providing a proven framework for leadership development conversations and tackles “12 of the most common leadership derailers”.

The book will change the way leaders think about and drive performance development and the critical conversations needed to support behaviour change.

“The payback for your efforts will be improved performance of your leaders so they can get the right work done well. We know that when you empower your people to be their best, and do what they love in a way that works, magic happens.”


Book Review by  By Rama Gaind – first published in PSNews Online, 01 March 2016.

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