Item description for New Leaders Wanted: Now Hiring! 12 kinds of people you must find, seduce, hire and create a job for by Leandro Herrero...
There is a widespread consensus amongst people in business that the future can't be an extrapolation of the past. What's more: organizational life today is complex, often unpredictable, volatile, high risk and at the same time full of opportunities never dreamt of before. However, companies are by and large still hooked on the old sets of skills and competences that worked well for many years. A small percentage of the workforce has the key to success. A selected group of managers make all the difference. In the current business environment, success requires different skills, different mental models and different approaches to reality. Some of those new skills are counterintuitive and not often described in job advertising pages. This is a self-perpetuating way of producing perhaps moderate success. But a quantum leap can only be obtained by an 'internal engine' of people who think and behave differently. You can't afford to ignore the question of who these people are or where they may be, whether you have them already or whether you need to find them! New Leaders Wanted explores those new mental models and new skills that, together, have the power to create the conditions for success in the modern organization. It maps the 12 kinds of people that can literally make or break a company's success and will guide you in your search to find those people. New Leaders Wanted will help you create the conditions for extraordinary success in your organization.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Jul 15, 2007
ISBN 1905776020 ISBN13 9781905776023
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New appeal to the changing pace of business Aug 21, 2007
Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (08/07)
There is no doubt in my mind that one needs constant vigilance to stay in the game in today's ever-changing and super-fast paced business environment. And if one wants to stay anywhere near the top - well, then vigilance alone would not be nearly enough. The bookstores overflow with business-oriented books, but all too many of them are just re-hash of old and oftentimes obsolete ideas. Let's face it - issues in today's business world are very different from those that stared in the face of our parents or grandparents. The pace has picked up tremendously, the information of any and every kind abounds and it is increasingly more difficult to stay competitive. If one wants more than that, if one wants to be a leader, one needs truly novel ideas and approaches.
Leandro Herrero's "New Leaders Wanted: Now Hiring!" has an interesting subtitle - 12 kinds of people you must find, seduce, hire and create a job for. That in itself is quite thought-provoking, as is everything else that is contained in this unusual book. Mr. Herrero opens the book with a brilliant chapter entitled "Great Players, Wrong Game". It would be worth reading the book just for his views expressed in this introduction, dealing with how the current organizational climate has changed, how things are not quite what they seem, how too many companies refuse to accept and see those changes and what would be the best way to get out of the rut. After that, Mr. Herrero introduces the necessary alternative skills and the 12 kinds of people who possess them. Each of the following twelve chapters deals with one of those "new types" - the Re-constructors of Elephants, Signal Spotters, Space & Time Architects, Rightbrainers, HCIF Managers, Lead(brok)ers, Riders of the Network, Chaordic Acrobats, Disruptors, Butterfly Managers, Conquistadores and Talki-Walkers. Every chapter explains what benefits could be gained from hiring somebody with those skills, how to hire such a person and exactly what type of a person you should be looking for.
The last two chapters, ""Summing Up: Moving East" and "Epilogue: Mapping the organization's DNA" should be helpful in pulling all the information together and strategizing the reorganization of your company.
I found Leandro Herrero's "New Leaders Wanted: Now Hiring!" to be an interesting and refreshing book, which should prove very useful to managers of companies that wish to stay on top of their game. The writing style is fluid and engaging, the examples used in it memorable and the layout with the different fonts visually engaging and stimulating. If you are somebody who is not afraid of changes, this book should be at the very top of your Must Read List.