7 skills of very successful leaders
- LEADERSHIP MATTERS is a must-read for current and aspiring leaders in Australia and worldwide. An energetic, readable text packed with ideas, research and practical advice from inspiring leaders and experts – it will keep you thinking long after you have finished reading the book.
David Pich, CEO of Australia’s preeminent leadership body, The Australian Institute of Management (AIM), together with a team of experts, believes that you need to master 7 skills if you are to become a successful leader in today’s complex and challenging organisations. 1. Setting strategy; 2. Defining culture; 3. Leading people; 4. Making decisions; 5. Ethical leadership; 6. Inclusion matters; 7. Networking is working
Having decided upon these 7 skills, the team researched locally and globally to find out why and how they are so important. David Pich, conducted a series of interviews with global leaders to learn from their experiences:
• Vikas Goswami, Head of Godrej Group, more than one billion consumers worldwide use Godrej products. Vikas has pioneered the movement for increased corporate social responsibility for both India’s government and non-government organisations.
• Alan Joyce, airline CEO of the Year, who in saw a record-breaking 60% profit for Qantas, and tripled the share price since he began a transformation program in 2014.
• Kailash Satyarthi human rights activist and Nobel Prize recipient, from India, and founder of ‘Save the Childhood’ movement, which conducts raids on garment sweatshops to free children from slavery.
• Ms Neelam Dhawan, former Managing Director of Microsoft India, and current MD of Hewlett-Packard India, best known for her invaluable repertoire of leadership skills, which includes strategic focus, innovation, efficiency and execution.
• Ms Gloria Ai, China’s leading independent business host and founder of iAsk Media, described by the World Economic Forum, as a ‘global shaper’, whose daily talk show attracts an astonishing 8 million listeners and watchers.
• Dr Jun Wang. Dr Wang is the founder of iCarbonX, a company that has been called the Google of bio-tech. iCarbonX aims to establish a health-focused data platform that combines biology with artificial intelligence to manage health and defeat disease.
Words of wisdom from these global leaders add unique insight to the book, but there are also case studies and advice from local leaders and experts who have mastered these seven skills.
A mix of practical information, motivating stories and thought-provoking insights. This book is sure to be topping the best-selling business book lists soon after its release.
- 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 Australia's 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 book's release (5) Great gift for Father's Day.
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