'A man with vision and the ability to make it happen - important lessons for society and business alike.' --Simon Weston OBE
'Tom's vision to create the best company, the best neighbourhood and best society is something we can all applaud.' --David Orr, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation
'Written by a man who has made a difference to housing in the UK - a must read.' --Professor Cary L. Cooper CBE, Distinguished Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health, Lancaster University Management School.
About the Author
Dr. Tom Manion was appointed Chief Executive of Irwell Valley HA in 1997. Since then, the Association based in Manchester, England has more than trebled in size and achieved international status across Europe and the USA as a frontrunner in modern methods and innovation in business practice. In 2003, Tom was awarded the Cabinet Office Public Servant of the Year, The Independent has identified him as one of the Top Ten Influential people in housing in the UK and he is listed in The Guardian Top Ten Innovators - 'a charismatic pioneer'. In 2004, he collected the National Customer Services Lifetime Achievement Award. Tom is also a recipient of the John D. Lang International Award, which recognises outstanding contribution towards international understanding and exchange of international experience in housing and community development. Tom is a Distinguished Professional Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.