In an age when we’re almost drowning in a sea of literature on the subject of leadership, this book explores the topic with a simplicity that allows the listener to access the author’s wisdom borne out of years of hard practice and learning – not a false simplicity offering trite answers or solutions. The majority of books on leadership peddle a variation of the “Great Man” theory of leadership: leadership is for those special individuals born with a rare and mythical set of qualities who step forward at the right moment with the right answer.
Some offer an easy path – follow a few quick, easy steps and you too can have what it takes to be a great leader. Many are simply management tools – worthwhile but distinct from the leadership question. Plenty of leadership with silver bullets! Most of these books are not very helpful to anyone serious about exercising leadership on tough, complex challenges in the 21st century.
Leadership Without Silver Bullets offers a refreshing antidote to this plethora of stale or simplistic notions of leadership, with author Phillip Ralph approaching the topic with an unusual combination of clarity, honesty, and insightfulness. This is done by debunking many of the modern myths on leadership, while constructing an accessible and eminently applicable model for today’s organizational challenges. This book provides an eminently practical guide for listeners who wants to see real change and growth in themselves and their organizations.
About the Author
Phillip Ralph is a leading consultant to CEOs and executives. He partners with organisations to achieve breakthrough leadership, team and organisational performance. He is an author, coach, facilitator and keynote speaker. Phillip founded The Leadership Sphere in 2007.
With over twenty years experience working with diverse clients in Australia and internationally, Phil’s areas of expertise are leadership development, team development and cultural transformation to enable clients to achieve their strategic goals. The proprietary methodology employed by TLS integrates a systems view with a whole-of-person approach, supported by a broad range of commercial, government and senior corporate experience.
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“I have had the privilege of seeing the results of Phillip Ralph’s work as a leadership coach. He is outstanding. I can highly recommend this book as both practical and inspiring with valuable insights on how leadership in organisations really works.”
McKinsey and Company, Australia and New Zealand
Emerging Trends in Leadership & Strategy
A diverse collection of world-renowned authorities on leadership describe how you can lead your organisation effectively to achieve high performance, high rewards and high personal satisfaction. Leadership is examined from multiple perspectives, including the cultural, the technological, the generational and downright practical.
Phillip Ralph wrote the chapter ‘The Challenge of the Leadership Gap: A Systems-Thinking Framework and Process Map to Integrate Leadership, Strategy, Context and Action.
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The actual world is what we make of it; the future world is what we choose to create.
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