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Uncommon Leadership

How to build competitive advantage by thinking differently

Uncommon Leadership

How to build competitive advantage by thinking differently

Developing some of the themes on this site, our book ‘Uncommon Leadership: how to build competitive advantage by thinking differently’ is available from Kogan Page.

Uncommon LeadershipThe overall aim of the book is to explore the things that good leaders have in common, and to suggest ways to make these more common in organizations. The key to this is encouraging leaders to think differently but this alone is not enough. Business leaders need to develop competitive advantage, by challenging conventional wisdom, by asking different questions, and by connecting the “new” common sense to opportunities.

We hope Uncommon Leadership can help you to do all of these things. It was written to stimulate your thinking, sharpen your practice, and act as a springboard for better leadership and better organizations. It’s packed with anecdotes, quotes, stories and challenging research all brought to life with an emphasis on the uncommon insights which can help leaders to think and act differently.

So we’d like to introduce the book, with a special thanks to all those managers and leaders who have shared their experiences, helped us hone our ideas, and spurred us on to write the book by their encouraging feedback. We wrote this with you in mind!

Reviewers’ comments

” ‘Uncommon Leadership’ is a tour de force of the experiences and lessons learned from seasoned, successful leaders all integrated into a fascinating intellectual package.” Professor Dennis J. Garritan, Academic Dean at the Mountbatten Institute and Adjunct Professor, Harvard University.

“This is a practical book grounded in sound scholarship which will help anyone to make sense of leadership.” Professor David Major, consultant in work-based and lifelong learning

“Comprehensive, provides a fresh perspective and illustrates what the best leaders do well to develop competitive advantage.” David Robertson, Vice President and Executive Consultant, The Forum Corporation (EMEA)

“I’ve read lots of management books; however this book was different. I couldn’t put it down!” Sarah Parr, Director of SIA Service and Customer Access Service, Liverpool Direct Limited

More information

For more information, go to our dedicated book website: Here you’ll find more information on the contents, a free chapter to download, and a range of tools to help you make the most of the book.

Book details
Published by Kogan Page Ltd (London, Philadephia, New Delhi)
ISBN: 9780749471040
Published date: 3 May 2014
256 Pages
Dimensions: 234x156mm
Language: English

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