'At a time when people are beginning to seek more innovative ideas about how things are run, Mant is a voice worth heeding.' The Canberra Times 'Mant is refreshing because of his understanding of real people and their use of multiple intelligences, and his humane and cooperative view of organisational life. This is a book about and for leaders in all kinds of enterprises: and that means all of us!' Des Griffin, Director, Australian Museum '...acuity on genuine leadership and sensitivity to the Australian predicament ...' Robyn Williams, Science Unit, ABC Radio National '...enlightening, interesting and just plain entertaining.' Cheryl Kernot MP 'I could not put the book down, and when I had to I could not wait until I got back to it. It is not only the best book on the subject that I have ever read, it is by far the most captivating. A masterpiece!' Russell L Ackoff, Professor Emeritus of Management Science, The Wharton School In this remarkable book, Alistair Mant brings alive the two qualities which count most toward successful lives, enterprises and communities - leadership and intelligence. Intelligent Leadership is an irresistibly perceptive journey. It is also a great read, full of inspirational stories of unexpected leaders, the shock of spectacular blunders, arresting metaphors and connections to make sense of them all, and a brimming sense of fun. You'll understand why some such leaders succeed, and others are stifled by their own institutions. And you'll discover how to develop intelligent leadership in practice, while meeting the twin demands of operational competitiveness and human dignity. Here is a book for its times.