Many organisations find themselves experiencing significant leadership competency gaps, relying on an ever-narrowing base of managers who are sufficiently skilled to enact new managerial roles. The authors have also found that a wide range of social and business influences determines the leadership behaviour within an organisation. The challenges faced by leaders and organisations today are increasingly complex. The words volatile, multidimensional and unprecedented are just a few of the descriptors leaders use when discussing these challenges.

Organisations with the highest-quality leaders are simply more likely to outperform their competition in key bottom-line metrics such as financial performance, quality of products and services, employee engagement and customer satisfaction.

In this book the authors focus on:

  1. The new leadership landscape
  2. The corporate leadership community
  3. Leaders are people too
  4. Creating leadership brand-enabling conditions
  5. Spotting leadership talent
  6. New leadership development approaches