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Ethical Leadership: Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Business Culture
Ethical Leadership: Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Business Culture
by Andrew Leigh
Edition: Paperback
Price: £29.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A practical guide for leaders in all sectors, 5 Feb. 2014
Andrew Leigh has written another great ‘how to’ book for leaders. It takes a practical hands-on approach to creating an ethical business culture in any organisation and backs this up with end of chapter checklists and action pointers for leaders to use.

It tackles the question about whether ethical behaviour is at root a personal or an organisational issue by having separate sections on the organisational requirements and individual requirements of ethical leadership - and concludes you need both. I particularly liked the view that “Running and ethical/responsible business means developing your own moral compass AND ensuring that the company has one too.”

Leaders can’t hide behind corporate policies – or the lack of them they need to be role models and champions of an ethical culture - an important message for our times.


Leading the Way: The Seven Skills to Engage, Inspire and Motivate (Financial Times Series)
Leading the Way: The Seven Skills to Engage, Inspire and Motivate (Financial Times Series)
by Mr Andrew Leigh
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.40

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical ideas for today's leadership issues, 5 Oct. 2012
This is a useful new handbook full of practical advice for 21st Century leaders. Its central leadership model of 7 I's (Individuality, Insight, Initiate, Innovate, Inspire, Improvise, Implement) is memorable and is sure to strike a chord in many workplaces.
The style of the book is clear and direct. Each chapter has lots of common sense checklists and 'Ideas for Action' and each ends with a 'Twitter summary' in 140 characters or less for those without the time to read more. Highly recommended


The Penguin and the Leviathan: The Triumph of Cooperation Over Self-Interest
The Penguin and the Leviathan: The Triumph of Cooperation Over Self-Interest
by Yochai Benkler
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.76

4.0 out of 5 stars Readable and thought provoking, 28 Nov. 2011
Yochai Benkler may be a Harvard Law Professor but he ranges widely over the fields of economics, psychology and neuroscience to make a convincing argument that `we aren't suckers or naïve idealists' when we trust one another and behave co-operatively. He gives lots of hard business examples from motorcycle manufacturing in China to new models of music distribution to show that leaders who develop well thought through strategies of collaboration can achieve sustained business success. And as the world becomes ever more tightly interconnected, understanding this type of collaborative leadership becomes yet more important. He even throws in a good Yiddish joke or two along the way.
Collaborative Leadership is a hot topic right now, in business and in politics, and there are many good books being written on the subject - see for example titles like Morten Hansen's recent `Collaboration' or from the UK Archer and Cameron's `Collaborative Leadership'- The Penguin and the Leviathan is a valuable addition to the area.


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