1st Edition

Agile Leadership for Turbulent Times
Integrating Your Ego, Eco and Intuitive Intelligence

ISBN 9780367620967
Published December 30, 2020 by Routledge
238 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

USD $39.95

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Book Description

This thought-provoking and engaging book is for you, whatever your seniority, in the private or public sector – if you are curious about the role and purpose of leadership in a turbulent world.

It will help you become a more agile leader through understanding and integrating your ego, eco and intuitive intelligence. You will gain a deeper understanding of your unique leadership blend through a short diagnostic inventory, bringing insight about your strengths and what may be tripping you up. The book offers tips, ideas and practical suggestions on how to develop your ability to use the three intelligences in order to expand your leadership repertoire. It will help you enable the teams you lead to be more flexible, responsive and autonomous.

The authors have drawn on their vast experience from the boardroom to the shop floor, the classroom and research around the world, to write an easy-to-digest yet ground-breaking book that deals with the root causes of today’s twenty-first-century leadership challenges. Its contents are straightforward and widely applicable.

Table of Contents


1. The quest for agility in a turbulent world

2. Rethinking leadership: some theoretical underpinning

3. Ego intelligence: the shaper

4. Intuitive intelligence: the sensor

5. Eco intelligence: the integrator

6. The personal development journey

7. Leadership and cultural agility

8. Being an agile leader – what is your blend?

Appendix: Robert Dilts' Logical Levels Model for ego, eco and intuitive leadership

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Sharon Olivier is Senior Faculty and Consultant in Leadership and HR Development at Hult Ashridge Executive Education. She is a contributing author of Inspiring Leadership and Diamonds in the Dust.

Frederick Holscher, PhD, is a visiting professor at various business schools, and Adjunct Faculty at Hult Ashridge Executive Education. He is editor of Diamonds in the Dust and contributing author of Inspiring Leadership and Development is for People.

Colin Williams is Professor of Practice and Adjunct Faculty at Hult Ashridge Executive Education. He is founder and Director of Williams Leadership Development Ltd and co-author of Living Leadership: A Practical Guide for Ordinary Heroes.