Brendan Walsh takes a closer look at the bestselling autobiography of MI5’s first female chief
Revisiting a business book 10 years, and a study of 50,000 brands, in the making
Arianna Huffington’s 2014 best-seller asks leaders to focus on wellbeing and work-life balance alongside pursuing success
The management thinker’s influential bestseller explores the bad habits that stop successful leaders making the next big leap forward
How does the decade-old management book hold up today?
It may be more than 30 years old but this study of America’s best-run companies is still a must-have for today’s boardroom, offering eight lessons every senior manager should apply
Amidst the recession era of the early 1980s in the US, two McKinsey consultants, Tom Peters (above) and Robert H Waterman Jr, undertook a research project […]
Brendan Walsh evaluates ideas in Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, the latest book by Herminia Ibarra
Brendan Walsh revisits The New Leaders – Californian psychologist Daniel Goleman’s daringly original take on the business leadership bible and concludes that emotional intelligence is a pre-requisite for all leaders.
For business readers, the opening statement of The New Leaders powerfully conveys the true essence of leadership. “Great leaders move us,” writes Daniel Goleman, pictured. “They […]
How do you bring a book back from obscurity? Evidently, by asking Bill Gates to write a Wall Street Journal column explaining why it is “the best business book [he’s] ever read”.
This is what happened last summer, when a 1960s business book, a collection of New Yorker articles by the late financial journalist John Brooks, […]
Brendan Walsh revisits Dale Carnegie’s best-selling ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ which, he argues, continues to hold relevance for today’s business leaders despite the fact it was first published almost 80 years ago
Dale Carnegie is something of a legend in the world of self-help and business advice. His book How to Win Friends […]
Whole Foods founder John Mackey’s call to liberate the “heroic spirit of business”
In the first of a new series in which he revisits famous business books and reviews bestsellers, Brendan Walsh highlights insights crucially relevant for today’s leaders. Here he delves into Stephen R Covey’s motivational classic
The story goes that Stephen R Covey was enjoying a sabbatical with his family in Hawaii when he happened upon a […]