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Executive Advantage: Resilient Leadership for 21st-Century Organizationsby Jacqui. Grey
Synopses & Reviews
The pressures on executives to succeed, both internal and external, are intense. They are constantly fighting to make sense of their changing worlds and to make the right decisions for themselves, their teams and their business.
Executive Advantage makes sense of the complexities faced by organizations, especially in the face of aggressive growth or, conversely, recession and downsizing. Any change presents challenges and it's the leader's role to tackle these head on. Understanding human needs, and what can happen when they aren't met (for example leadership and business derailment), is key to effective handling of change, conflict and executive "gremlins," the barriers and sticking points that can get in the way of optimal business performance. Leadership expert Jacqui Grey presents a 10 step solution for 21st century leaders who are looking to make a real difference.
- An accessible, quickly applicable framework for all leaders
- Incorporates unique case studies from major investment banks and IT companies and interviews with past and present leaders of top global organizations including Subha Barry, former Managing Director of Merrill Lynch, and Mark Phillips, Head of Development at GlaxoSmithKline
Constantly fighting to make sense of their changing worlds and make the right decisions for themselves, their teams and their business, today's executive leaders are under intense pressure.
Leadership expert Jacqui Grey presents a 10 step solution for 21st century leaders who are looking to make sense of the complexities they face, especially in times of growth or, conversely, recession and downsizing. This practical framework provides the strategies needed to support the capabilities that result in optimal business performance which include emotional resilience, flexibility, agility and stress management.
In addition, Grey offers advice on how to beat the "executive gremlins" that get in the way of success, particularly stress and anxiety. Backed by current thinking and leadership research on authenticity, psychotherapy and neuroscience, Executive Advantage is a key resource for all leaders.
About the Author
Jacqui Grey is MD of Transition, a transformational change management, leadership and executive coaching and coach training business. Jacqui has worked globally for blue-chip companies on innovative development programmes and has a special interest in the development of top female executives. She has previously worked for leading investment banks and a range of FTSE 100 companies. Jacqui has a background in law and Board level experience in HR. She is an active speaker on leadership, authenticity and women in business. Jacqui has a doctorate in Executive Anxiety and writes regularly for the CEO 'Critical Eye'.
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