'Ought to be read and re-read by those concerned with the current paucity of inspiring leaders.' John Kennedy Senior, Australian Football League, Hall of Fame 'I absolutely loved it, magnificent, and it was so enjoyable to read. It perfectly illustrates that the truly great leader is a person of virtuous character ready to serve others not self. Through captivating stories and insightful wisdom readers are given practical steps in how to become who they are truly called to be.' Therese Nichols, Founder and Director for the social enterprise OnePlate Make Your Mark: Five Hidden Keys to Great Leadership provides a fresh approach to the age-old question of how to develop authentic leadership. It highlights the vital role personal character plays in the way people are influenced through relational attributes.
Failures of leadership abound in our contemporary landscape of business, politics and sport. Often these are not the result of strategic slip or technical incompetence, but rather failures of character. Steve Lawrence draws together a rich tapestry of stories of public leaders from history and literature, both ancient and modern, including his own striking experience, offering examples of leadership that will build trust, maximise collaboration and shape culture. Each chapter outlines the Five Hidden Keys to Great Leadership and presents a series of questions for evaluative self-reflection.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Steve Lawrence, Australian Football League Premiership player (1991) with the Hawthorn Football Club, is not only an elite sportsman. He is also father of six (with Annie), has worked as a Director of Australia's largest ever event (World Youth Day 2008) and held executive leadership roles in global NGOs as well as tertiary and secondary education. He is a speaker, coach and author, and founder of Altum Leadership Group.