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    Leadership Matters

    7 skills of very successful leaders
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    Authors David Pich and Ann Messenger together with a team of experts, believe that you need to master 7 skills to become a successful leader in today’s complex and challenging organisations. The skills are:

    1.         Setting strategy          

    2.         Defining culture

    3.         Leading people

    4.         Making decisions

    5.         Ethical leadership

    6.         Inclusion matters

    7.      Networking is working

     

    They researched locally and globally to find out why and how these 7 skills are so important.

     

    As part of this research, David Pich interviewed several inspiring global leaders about their unique perspectives on the 7 skills. They included human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Kailash Satyarthi, Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce AC, Godrej Group Chair, Adi Godrej and Gloria Ai, China’s leading independent business host, whose daily talk show that streams to multiple ‘new media’ channels has a potential reach of more than 10 million.

    These leaders’ invaluable insights into leadership are shared in this book, which concludes that leadership really does matter.

    David Pich FAIM, Chief Executive, Australian Institute of Management As the first national Chief Executive of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM), one of Australia’s oldest, largest and most pre-eminent Membership based organisations, David advocates for sound management and leadership practice in the workplace and beyond. He began his career in a senior HR role at Hewlett-Packard, and followed this in executive roles in Marketing, PR and Consulting at PWC and Computer Associates. His first CEO appointment was at a medical research start-up at a major Teaching Hospital in Sydney. David is a graduate of Cambridge University and Western Sydney University. He sits on the Board of The Intensive Care Foundation of Australian & New Zealand and lives in Brisbane with his wife and two daughters. He has a passion for long distance running, although the sub-3-hour marathon continues to elude him. Ann Messenger FAIM – Chair of the Board, Australian Institute of Management Ann Messenger is a Chartered Accountant who studied marketing and operations management before specialising in accounting and finance. Ann began her career in banking and has had a range of commercial experiences both in Australia and overseas, including six years in Latin America where, as an equities analyst, she covered emerging markets during the mid-1990s. In Australia, Ann has worked in corporate finance and middle market advisory roles with accounting firms KPMG and HLB Mann Judd in the early 2000s before moving into Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer roles with organisations including the Sydney Chamber of Commerce. In recent years Ann has developed a strong interest in the not-for-profit and education sectors. Ann worked as General Manager of St John’s College (within the University of Sydney) from 2009-10 with responsibility for the financial and commercial management of the College. In 2011, Ann was appointed to the Mosman Council’s Development Assessment Panel. Ann is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. DAVID PICH IS BASED IN BRISBANE BUT TRAVELS WEEKLY TO SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE

    (1) Entertaining, authoratative and packed with practical information for new and aspiring leaders alike; (2) Written by a team from Australias preeminent management and leadership organisation with 75+ years experience working with Australian managers and organisational leaders (3) Includes insightful interviews from inspiring gloabl leaders, including Qantas CEO Alan Joyce (4) extensive media coverage to support the books release (5) Great gift for Fathers Day.

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