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What qualities do you need to become a good leader? Jonathan Perks has had 30 years of leadership experience at all levels, in the British Army and global business. He combines this with wide research and has identified eight qualities that are evident in all successful leaders. The message of hope in this book is that the inspiring leadership qualities that Jonathan describes can be developed by almost anyone.
Using the author's compass model, you will be able to identify your own "true north". As you listen to this book and make small changes to your behaviour, you will be more successful, happier, and will live your life on purpose. Inspiring Leadership is based on Jonathan's wide experience and includes stories from people he considers himself privileged to have worked with. This book has the potential to change the way you approach your life forever.
©2012 Jonathan Perks (P)2012 WMP Studios
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By Mr on 08-13-12

Uninspiring

Rather self indulgent, and not nearly as ground-breaking as the description and introduction would have you believe.

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By oliver on 05-08-12

Oliver Johnston

Many books on leadership are dry and theoretical. This one is different. It comes from the experience of a lifetime of leadership from a special man, Jonathan Perks. His understanding of leadership isn't learned from a book, although he is very well informed about theories of leadership. It comes from his earliest experiences with his father and has been honed in the crucibles of army life and business. What Jonathan has to say about leadership is from his heart as well as his head. It is about what leaders need to 'be' as well as what they need to 'do'. That's what makes it so succulent and practically useful.

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By Tom Battye on 05-08-12

A really helpful book

As the author says early on, ‘what really matters is how people show up in life.’ This audio book explicitly outlines what the reader needs to do in order to ‘become more effective with other people with less effort.’

Perks introduces a very convincing leadership model and describes it authentically to the listener.

Each chapter is rich with stories, examples and advice gained from personal experience. ‘Unfortunately,’ says Perks ‘most of us take much longer to become wise than we do to become old’. In my view, this book is the guide to becoming wise for people who cannot wait that long.

He introduces many helpful techniques for a leader to use. As a professional expedition leader I have found myself using these. For example 3 questions I now carry whilst I am working with groups: Am I inspired? Am I creating an inspiring environment for others? Am I truly enabling others to release their full potential? Simple, I know, but for a leader in the moment, also effective.

Perks reads this book with humility and authenticity and I recommend it to anyone who is interested by the subject.

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