Intelligent Leadership

Book - 1997

Allen & Unwin (August 1, 1997)

$2.82 USD

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What is Intelligent Leadership? To lead you need authority. That's got nothing to do with charisma, and everything to do with abilities. Authority is earned by showing judgement and by pursuing a worthwhile purpose. Judgement is the ability to make sound decisions when the answer isn't certain. 

That takes intelligence-not the logico-linguistic intelligence that our education systems are designed for, but a broad-band intelligence which understands the complex systems of our productive organisations and societies. Intelligent leadership is successful, lasting leadership. In this remarkable book, Alistair Mant brings alive the two qualities-leadership and intelligence-which count most toward successful lives, enterprises and countries. 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. Mant gives us heroes as diverse as Imo, the little Japanese monkey whose like lies neglected in all of our societies.

Major organizations and consulting firms that provide Requisite Organization-based services

A global association of academics, managers, and consultants that focuses on spreading RO implementation practices and encouraging their use
Dr. Gerry Kraines, the firms principal, combines Harry Levinson's leadership frameworks with Elliott Jaques's Requisite Organization. He worked closely with Jaques over many years, has trained more managers in these methods than anyone else in the field, and has developed a comprehensive RO-based software for client firms.
Founded as an assessment consultancy using Jaques's CIP methods, the US-based firm expanded to talent pool design and management, and managerial leadership practice-based work processes
Former RO-experienced CEO, Ron Harding, provides coaching to CEOs of start-ups and small and medium-size companies that are exploring their own use of RO concepts.  His role is limited, temporary and coordinated with the RO-based consultant working with the organization
Ron Capelle is unique in his multiple professional certifications, his implementation of RO concepts through well designed organization development methods, and his research documenting the effectiveness of his firm's interventions
A Toronto requisite organization-based consultancy with a wide range of executive coaching, training, organization design and development services.
A Sweden-based consultancy, Enhancer practices time-span based analysis, executive assessment, and provides due diligence diagnosis to investors on acquisitions.
Founded by Gillian Stamp, one of Jaques's colleagues at Brunel, the firm modified Jaques;s work-levels, developed the Career Path Appreciation method, and has grown to several hundred certified assessors in aligned consulting firms world-wide recently expanding to include organization design
Requisite Organization International Institute distributes Elliott Jaques's books, papers, and videos and provides RO-based training to client organizations