"John Adair is without doubt one of the foremost thinkers on leadership in the world." - Sir John Harvey-Jones
This pioneering work from leadership guru John Adair has transformed the understanding of how leadership works and how executives can become business leaders.
The author's views are presented in a clear and readable form as a dialogue with a young business executive, who is soon to become a strategic leader. By using this approach Not Bosses but Leaders offers accessible guidance on exactly what is needed to become a leader, as each fundamental aspect of leadership is exposed and explained in a concise, lucid way.
It is a book that doesn't depend on historical models but springs from the day to day realities of management. It is the study of what a leader actually has to do.
John Adair is acknowledged internationally as an authority on leadership. The world's first Professor of Leadership Studies, he advises many organisations in business, government, education, health and the voluntary sector. An effective speaker with a valuable message, he is one of the very few figures in recent years to have transformed the debate as to what effective leadership is all about.
John Adair has recently been made United Nations Chair of Strategic Leadership. Based in Turin, he has launched a strategic leadership programme in association with the UN. He has also received the Lifetime Achievement in Leadership Award and China has made him its first Honorary Professor of Leadership. The author of over 50 books, now in 25 languages, on leadership and management development, he continues to write and teach throughout the world, inspiring new audiences with his timeless and timely vision of leadership.