Leadership Without Silver Bullets

by Phillip Ralph

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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.

Meet the Author

Phillip Ralph

Phillip Ralph is a leading consultant to CEOs and executives and he partners with organizations to achieve breakthrough leadership, team and organizational performance. He is an author, coach, facilitator and keynote speaker. Phillip is the founder of the consultancy firm, The Leadership Sphere.

His areas of expertise are leadership development, team development and cultural transformation to enable clients to achieve their strategic goals. Phillip has twenty years experience working with a diverse number of clients in Australia and internationally. The proprietary methodology employed by TLS integrates a systems view with a whole-of-person approach, supported by a diverse range of commercial, government and senior corporate experience.

“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.”

Michael Rennie
Managing Partner
McKinsey and Company, Australia and New Zealand

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