Intelligent Leadership

Alistair Mant
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An irresistably perceptive journey which brings alive the two qualities -- intelligence and leadership -- which count most towards successful lives, enterprises and communities.

'At a time when people are beginning to seek more innovative ideas about how things are run, Mant is a voice worth heeding.'

The Canberra Times

'Mant is refreshing because of his understanding of real people and their use of multiple intelligences, and his humane and cooperative view of organisational life. This is a book about and for leaders in all kinds of enterprises: and that means all of us!'

Des Griffin, Director, Australian Museum

'. acuity on genuine leadership and sensitivity to the Australian predicament .'

Robyn Williams, Science Unit, ABC Radio National

'. enlightening, interesting and just plain entertaining.'

Cheryl Kernot MP

'I could not put the book down, and when I had to I could not wait until I got back to it. It is not only the best book on the subject that I have ever read, it is by far the most captivating. A masterpiece!'

Russell L Ackoff, Professor Emeritus of Management Science, The Wharton School

In this remarkable book, Alistair Mant brings alive the two qualities which count most toward successful lives, enterprises and communities - leadership and intelligence. Intelligent Leadership is an irresistibly perceptive journey. It is also a great read, full of inspirational stories of unexpected leaders, the shock of spectacular blunders, arresting metaphors and connections to make sense of them all, and a brimming sense of fun.

You'll understand why some such leaders succeed, and others are stifled by their own institutions. And you'll discover how to develop intelligent leadership in practice, while meeting the twin demands of operational competitiveness and human dignity.

Here is a book for its times.

Author bio:

ALISTAIR MANT is an Australian who has long worked in the UK, now dividing his time between the two. He is Chairman of the Socio-Technical Strategy Group, which advises on the inherent capacity for change and responsibility within work systems, and specialises in leadership development, the assessment of talent, the de-bunking of fashionable dogma and the avoidance of crippling blunders.

Category: Business & Management
ISBN: 9781865080529
Table Of Contents: Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

PART I Intelligent Leadership: no oxymoron

1 Redefining leadership

2 Redefining intelligence

3 The frog and the bicycle: looking at systems

PART II A gallery of intelligent leaders

4 Sir William Hudson: an ideal role model

5 Mary Parker Follett: a (nearly) lost leader

6 The intelligent leader's qualities

7 Bob Clifford: the ingenious 'dunce'

8 Robert Keep: from spy to guru

9 Allan Coman: an educator of genius

10 John Latham of IBM: the housetrained 'Imo'

11 Boys, girls, role models and parenting

12 Liz O'Shaughnessy and Noel Waite: relationghip business and the 21st century

13 Weaving the threads

PART III Nurturing intelligent leadership

12 Helpful hints on organisational leadership

Bibliography

Index
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: April 1999
Page Extent: 328
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Management: leadership & motivation