Stop Don't Go There - Mistakes Made by Top Leaders
Publisher: Bloomsbury India
Stop! Don't Go There! Mistakes Made by Top Leaders, provides a framework that should permeate strategies to balance the imperatives of the present with the high pressure demands of the future. The case in point is to focus on the organisation's core competencies rather than merely toeing the line of competitors. It, thus, offers a rich collection of hindsight vision from an elite and diverse group of leaders, juxtaposed with how that translates into actions in the current scenario.
Based on in-depth interviews with more than 30 high profile leaders, the book provides valuable insights generated through the mistakes made by these luminaries. Be it related to balancing today's exigencies with tomorrow's challenges, articulating a road map, identifying values, behaviours and metrics for sustenance or aligning with culture...leaders have candidly admitted to their shortcomings and failings. What's intriguing is that some of them, overwhelmed with the quality of interaction, confessed to outlining their mistakes, on deep reflection, right during their interview.
The valuable lessons learnt from these cross section of leaders spanning manufacturing, IT, services, education, politics, law, the fine arts, hospitality, and SMEs, represents a unique and important perspective to guide organisations towards a long-term winning position.
Letting go is what enables you to move forward. Many leaders have learnt to unlearn values and traditional mindsets in order to scale heights. This book, a one-of-its-kind compendium of corporate mistakes, structured around values, mistakes and learning through first person interviews, is a must-read for leaders and managers in today's fast changing, hypercompetitive world, where unquestioned answers are being probed.
In demonstrating a high degree of learnability, the book is a true primer for a non-linear business world riddled with discontinuities and disruptions.