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Leadership OS

The Operating System You Need to Succeed

Authors: Kinley, Nik, Ben-Hur, Shlomo

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  • Provides useful techniques for leaders, as well as a clear and practical model to help create an operating system that is unique to each individual
  • Includes empirical case studies on global leaders including Elon Musk at Tesla, Cees ‘t Hart at Carlsberg and René Obermann at Deutsche Telekom
  • Cuts against the grain of the leadership industry by demonstrating that traditional leadership models are over-simplistic and do not consider each individual involved
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About this book

Based on years of original research, this book controversially counters almost every existing leadership model and approach.

It shows how as leaders rise to senior levels, their roles become less about doing things that directly drive results and more about directing and supporting others to achieve objectives. Using case studies and research insights the authors reveal how leadership success is thus not so much about having the right core capabilities, but about creating the right environment.

Using the analogy of a smartphone operating system (OS), the book presents a new way of thinking about leadership. The authors provide a clear and practical framework to follow and show how your leadership OS becomes the impact you have, the imprint you make and the foundation of your legacy as a leader.

After reading it, you will learn:

·         How to diagnose the impact you have as a leader and understand the OS you create

·         How famous business and societal leaders have created effective – and sometimes ineffective – OSs

·         How to optimise your OS to produce the best results

·         How to get people working together effectively, and be a high-performing leader

Providing you with practical and easy to follow advice, this book will show you how leadership success is not about having the core capabilities, but about creating the right operating systems for your organisation.

About the authors

Nik Kinley is a London-based Director of the global leadership consultancy YSC. His experience over the past thirty years encompasses work with CEOs, life-sentence prisoners, factory-floor workers, government officials and children. He began his career in commercial roles, before spending the next decade working in prisons as a forensic psychotherapist. He then returned to the corporate world, where he held global leadership roles in talent management and leadership development for the likes of BP and Barclays. He currently works advising firms across the globe on their leadership and people strategies, and as a coach with Boards, CEOs and senior execs. He has published award-winning research papers, authored multiple books, and is a regular speaker at global conferences.

Shlomo Ben-Hur is an organisational psychologist and Professor of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour at the IMD Business School in Switzerland. He is the Director of the school’s flagship program for top executives, Cultivating Leadership Energy through Awareness and Reflection (CLEAR).  Shlomo is the author and co-author of a variety of award-winning books, business cases, and articles and he advises a wide variety of organisations across the globe. Prior to joining IMD, Shlomo spent over twenty years in the corporate world holding senior executive positions including at BP in London, UK, and DaimlerChrysler in Berlin, Germany. He earned his doctoral degree in Psychology from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany.

Reviews

“A refreshing break from the tradition of overconfident leadership formulas that underestimate the complexity of the modern business world, this book excellently addresses the question of how to provide effective leadership in an ever faster changing context. Informed by a clear model and researched top tips, it provides a highly useful resource to help leaders both adapt to the challenges they face in today’s increasingly complex world, and ensure they create the right environment for the younger generation of talent emerging in firms.” (Caroline Vanovermeire, Director of Talent, Leadership & Organisational Development, Dentsu Aegis Network, UK)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • How Leadership Works

    Pages 1-18

    Kinley, Nik (et al.)

  • Trust

    Pages 21-38

    Kinley, Nik (et al.)

  • Care

    Pages 39-57

    Kinley, Nik (et al.)

  • Psychological Safety

    Pages 59-76

    Kinley, Nik (et al.)

  • Reliability

    Pages 77-90

    Kinley, Nik (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27293-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $34.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27292-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Leadership OS
Book Subtitle
The Operating System You Need to Succeed
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27293-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27293-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27292-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 269
Number of Illustrations
52 b/w illustrations
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