Most leadership assumptions are based on a deterministic view of the world. If you do X you should get Y, process can be employed for most things, and more complicated problems can be analysed to enable better decisions. Whilst these approaches suit the Simple and the Complicated, they do not work so well for the Complex. The Complex needs a different approach the core of which is to enable the organisation being led to be agile and self-organising.
More for Less introduces a new paradigm for leadership, Leadership 4.0. Based on his previous book, Complex Adaptive Leadership, Nick Obolensky has created a simple and step by step approach to Leadership 4.0 whilst challenging and questioning the reader to be more effective and less busy.
This book is an essential tool for the busy leader and manager and will appeal to practitioners wishing to improve their leadership effectiveness. It will also appeal to students and researchers in the field of leadership.
Table of Contents
List of Figures, Forward – So what’s this all about? Chapter 1 – WHY does leadership need to change? Chapter 2 – WHAT science are we using…and need to use? Chapter 3 – WHAT principles need to be in place? Chapter 4 – HOW to get better results, faster for less stress – an overview? Chapter 5 – HOW to get it done – what’s the leadership angle? Chapter 6 – HOW to get it done – what’s followership angle? Chapter 7 – HOW to make the change happen? Chapter 8 – A few examples and brief stories to demonstrate all this theory, Chapter 9 – So what now? Index
Nick Obolensky has had a varied career in leadership including being a British Army Major, an Executive Consultant in Ernst & Young, a FTSE 100 Associate Director, CEO of various start ups, and visiting professor of leadership in various blue chip business schools. He has authored various other books, including Complex Adaptive Leadership.