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The Listening Leader

How to drive performance by using communicative leadership

ListeningLeader_9781292142166

DISCOVER THE ART OF COMMUNICATIVE LEADERSHIP: HOW TO REALLY LISTEN SO YOU CAN WIN AND HOLD THE TRUST OF YOUR STAKEHOLDERS.

Leaders often say ‘I communicate’ when, in fact, they mean ‘I tell’. Yet being able to really listen is the key to growth and results. The Listening Leader provides a clear framework for taking action to implement a communicative leadership style.

By actively listening to your organisation and external stakeholders you will be able to better navigate today’s VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) economy and digitally transparent world; make a genuine difference to the performance of your organisation; better respond to the expectations and needs of your stakeholders and dramatically increase your competitiveness in the market.

BECOME A GREAT LEADER, IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE AND SUCCEED IN BUSINESS BY COMMUNICATING AND LISTENING MORE EFFECTIVELY.

“If everything seems going too fast, it’s all too hard, then grab this book, go off to a quiet corner, read some and you’ll feel calmer: it reconnects the decent ones among us to things we always knew, but here is the hugely powerful evidence we’ve been right, and the clear ways we can do it even better. Let’s hope the bad guys don’t get anywhere near a copy.” Anne Scoular, Former diplomat and international banker; psychologist and writer; Co-Founder of Meyler Campbell

“It might be an inconvenient truth for some: successful leaders have to be more than great managers. Communicative leadership, as shown in this excellent book, leads you there.” Joachim Faber, Chairman Deutsche Börse AG (German Stock Exchange).

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Words translated from a laudation on the book by Dr. Christian Lawrence, then the Chief Communication Officer of Munich Re, the leading global reinsurance company held in Darmstadt, Germany, in January 2017:

This book is antithesis to the "people are just the way they are"; "you can't LEARN to be a good leader"; “a good manager shines by example, nothing else" type reasons for always blaming others for all the problems of any company.

Before I explain why I believe it worth reading this book, let me introduce the authors to you:
Emilio Galli-Zugaro is the ex-communications officer at Allianz SE, where he was for 23 years (the longest serving DAX communications officer and today he is Chairman of Methodos S.p.A. Milan. However, his real passion is coaching, working with people and their abilities, expressing yourself and persuading others - all of the things discussed in his book. His eldest daughter Clementina, a representative of the millennium generation, has a BA of Psychology from Bath University - a perfect thematical match, with additional work experience in the centre for behavioural science, among others.

Emilio is a catalyst, who has transformed companies - even within their organisational constraints. The analogy I want to use about meeting him is as follows: I was a moth, looking for a light, and I flew into a laser-beam! But you have to be: if you want to introduce electric light you are not going to achieve it by improving the candles!

What is The Listening Leader about? The authors present an ideal (but not idealistic!) picture of modern leadership, one which bridges the gap between apparent textbook management and the need for good communication.

I recommend this book to all of you. It is engaging to read and stuffed with "life-wisdom" - without coming across as "being preachy". Emilio's personality shines through and his power and "believability" comes across. He has the rare ability to build bridges between the needs of calculating managers on the one side and the need for direction, belonging, being listened to and incorporating our values and beliefs for all of us on the other side. It is good that this book was written - thank you!

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Edition 1Format Hard CopyISBN 9781292142166
Imprint FT PublishingPlace of publication Harlow, UK