Leading Like You Mean It

Author(s): Andre van Heerden


"Leading like you mean it" is a collection of articles written for the Rhodes University School of Business website. The articles proved popular internationally, providing a more accessible overview of the message contained in the book, "Leaders and Misleaders". The best introduction to both books is an assortment of comments on Leaders and Misleaders. "Simply outstanding - I will have no hesitation in using it in any future course I teach on leadership. I cannot think of any book on leadership with the potentially life-changing impact." Professor Joseph Wallis, School of Business, American University of Sharjah "This is the only book on management that someone who is not himself a manager could bear to read, because it is literate, philosophically-informed and truthful." Theodore Dalrymple "A very important book." Greg Fleming, CEO of the Maxim Institute "Deeply reflective and meticulously researched... It is 225 pages of tightly argued proposition and intriguingly quotable quotes. The world's book shelves may be staggering under the weight of books of this genre, but this one is interestingly different." Reg Birchfield in Management Magazine "Drawing from the lessons of history and the ideas of the great minds, author Andre van Heerden reminds us that education is about crafting the whole person, who is much more than the sum of their practical skills. Leaders and Misleaders gives a special insight in how to pursue this ideal. More than ever family homes, industry and the nation need disinterested leadership based on integrity and solid virtue." Sir John Graham KNZM, CBE, former All Black captain, and former Chancellor of Auckland University "Leaders and Misleaders is so much more than a 'leadership development' handbook. It is an extremely wide-ranging philosophical work about human fulfilment - for every intelligent person, not just people aspiring to leadership in business or some other community activity. The author's superb knowledge of philosophical thinkers and writers through the ages strongly suggests to me that the book would have definite academic appeal." Len van Zyl, former Chairman of Lindsay Smithers FCB, former President/CEO FCB Philadelphia USA, former CEO; SAFTO (South African Foreign Trade Association) "It is a book for industry leaders, to be sure, but also for educators, politicians, parents, and, indeed, for any individual who wants to think more deeply about their work and their life and what issues we should be addressing as a society. It is a life coach and a leadership programme between two covers." Carolyn Moynihan, Deputy Editor at mercatornet.com "One of the best books on leadership I have ever read. It inspires in one the firm belief that each and every one of us is capable of making a real difference." Andrew Stone, Editor of The Albany Buzz "If you have ever been in a leadership position (which is all of us), you must read this book. Authentic in its messages and written with integrity, it contains substantive insights into how leaders, irrespective of the organizational context they are in, should really lead and why this should be so. For misleaders and those who are misled by them, it is a wake-up call." Professor Owen Skae, Director: Rhodes University Business School "I highly recommend Leaders and Misleaders for people at every stage of their professional life. The book will be read over and over again, providing on-going guidance for developing and enriching behaviour that is vital to great leadership." Kobus Mentz, Director of Urbanismplus, New Zealand; Adjunct Professor of Masters of Urban Design, University of Auckland. The assorted essays included in the second part of the book address unexpected aspects of leadership, demonstrating that it is the central challenge in life for all people, because it is essentially about personal development. Leadership asks you who you are, and where you intend to go.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781490967585
  • : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • : 0.249476
  • : August 2013
  • : .34 Inches X 5.5 Inches X 8.5 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Andre van Heerden
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 148