Professor Jonathan Gosling
Director of the Leadership Centre, Exeter University
'An outstanding addition to the Leadership literature. This is an excellent text which takes the field to new heights in the first decade of the 21st century' -
Professor Cary L. Cooper CBE
Profesor of Organisational Psychology and Health, Lancaster University
'In a highly original way, Dr Western helps us to obtain greater insight into the enigma of leadership. I recommend the book strongly for the reader interested in a book on leadership that goes beyond the obvious' -
Manfred Kets de Vries
Director, INSEAD Global Leadership Centre
About the Author
Dr Simon Western is CEO and founder of Analytic-Network Coaching Ltd, an avant garde coaching company whose purpose is to ‘coach leaders to act in good faith to create the good society’ www.analyticnetwork.com. He is an internationally recognised thought leader on coaching and leadership; a consultant, coach, keynote speaker, academic and author of two acclaimed books; Leadership: A Critical Text (SAGE, 2013) and Coaching and Mentoring: A Critical Text (SAGE, 2012). Simon works with senior leaders on strategy, organizational change and their personal leadership challenges. Bringing critical theory, networked theory and psychoanalytic thinking to help leaders develop new insights, act ethically and create change in organizational life is key to his work.
He currently holds positions as President and CEO of ISPSO (the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations) and Adjunct Professor of University College Dublin.