Author: by Mark Holtshousen
ISBN: 9781869229955
Hardcopy price: R329.00
eISBN: 9781869229962
E-version price: R296.00
Published: October 2023

In the wake of a global pandemic, leaders worldwide have been facing unprecedented challenges and transitions. Yet, the experience of these leaders goes beyond the ordinary. It’s a profound journey that often remains hidden in the shadows—a journey of isolation, uncertainty, and transformation.

In Leadership Interrupted: The Pause that Changed Everything, the author delves into the depths of leadership in an era marked by what some describe as a “polycrisis.” Drawing upon his extensive experience as an executive coach, Mark sheds light on the unspoken realities that leaders grapple with but rarely share. This book is divided into three parts:

Part 1: Framing the Situation: Mark sets the stage by vividly describing the current state of leadership, tracing its evolution, and exploring the theories that underpin it.

Part 2: The Necessary Process: Here, the author delves into the process of development and transition that leaders must undergo in this turbulent era.

Part 3: Resourceful Guidance: The final section offers practical guidance to help readers move forward, bridging the gap between the individual’s experience and the broader environment.

Praise for the book:

Leadership Interrupted unpacks the lockdown life audit that took place, which has reshaped our relationship with work. The pandemic has proved to be an inflection point for company culture – a re-shaping by workers rather than leadership.”

— Dion Chang, CEO and Founder of Flux Trends

“Mark Holtshousen’s Leadership Interrupted brilliantly spells out how leaders currently have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change the way they lead, do business and relate to others.”

— Sunny Stout-Rostron (D.Prof), Founding President, COMENSA, Director, People Quotient Pty Ltd (PQ), Faculty, University of Stellenbosch School of Business