Co-authored by Katy Granville-Chapman and Emmie Bidston, Leader: Know, love and inspire your people will energise leaders in any setting to lead through service and empower them with the tools to help their team flourish.
What exactly is it that good leaders do to enable their teams to succeed? How do they think? What do findings from neuroscience teach us about effective leadership?
Leader explores and answers these crucial questions.
In this wide-ranging book, Katy and Emmie eloquently combine up-to-date research in psychology and neuroscience with inspiring examples of success to show that leadership can be learned and that it is all about looking after your people.
They take you on a journey to meet a diverse selection of great leaders from multiple spheres – from the sports field to the corporate world – and talk you through the process by which effective leaders have become great leaders.
The secret lies in mastering three key principles: know your people, love your people, inspire your people. These three principles form the core of the book, which also provides a range of practical activities designed to help you reflect on your own and your team’s progress and performance.
The authors contend that leadership which focuses on the flourishing of people is not only intrinsically valuable, but is also the most important factor in achieving success in any domain. To provide proof, the book features inspiring examples of leaders who have made a significant impact in their organisation, alongside insightful analysis of how and why effective leaders outperform others – not just in terms of results, but, even more importantly, through the contributions they make to people’s lives.
Practical, evidence-based and optimistic, this book is suitable for both aspiring and established leaders.
All royalties from sales of this book will be donated to The Prince’s Trust.
Leader was highly commended in the leadership for the future category of the Business Book Awards 2021. The judges’ comments were: “This is an exceptional book and if you’re looking for the perfect blend of tried and trusted techniques with a human, purpose-led, empathetic approach for your team and your business, this is the book for you.”
Katy Granville-Chapman served in the British Army as both a troop commander and later as an education officer, a role in which she set up the education provision for British soldiers in Iraq and delivered leadership training to them. Katy is the co-founder of a global leadership programme which has…
After graduating from the University of Cambridge with a degree in economics – and before going into teaching – Emmie Bidston worked developing policies for the government in Westminster, in a range of areas from education to contingency planning. She is currently director of the Wellington Leadership and Coaching Institute…