If you only read one book on leadership this year, make it this one! Leadership experts David Pendleton and Adrian Furnham present an innovative model for leadership success in a turbulent world.
When times are hard, leadership makes the greatest difference. This thoroughly updated second edition shows how to make the kind of difference that all organizations, both public and private sector, want and need. Early chapters show the powerful effect leadership can have on organizations; subsequent chapters present new ideas that are elegantly simple, conceptually coherent and radically different, based on the best research in the field. The ideas in this book have also been tested in major multinational organizations over recent years. The aim is to provide leaders and those who work with them with a practical guide to how to increase the effectiveness of leadership in any organization.
David Pendleton is Co-Founder of the Edgecumbe consulting group, specializing in assessing and coaching senior executives and developing their abilities to lead change and create high performance cultures. As a consultant he has worked with a wide range of clients from the airline, hospitality, retail, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and professional and financial services sectors in Europe, Asia and America. At Oxford University's Said Business School, UK, where David is an Associate Fellow, he has made a major contribution to both public open programmes and those commissioned by a broad range of organizations. The holder of an Oxford doctorate in Psychology, David is a Chartered Psychologist and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He is Visiting Professor in Leadership at Webster University in St Louis, USA.
Adrian Furnham is Professor of Psychology at University College, London, UK, and Adjunct Professor of Leadership at the Norwegian Business School. He is on the editorial board of a number of journals, has received many awards, and was recognized as one of the most productive psychologist in the world. He is the author of over 1000 journal articles and more than 80 books, including successful, popular management books. He acts as a consultant to a number of bodies including HM Government, KPMG, Goldman Sachs and Emirates Airline. He writes regular columns inThe Sunday Timesand is a frequent contributor to British and International radio and television.