Lessons from the Top: How Leaders Succeed Through the Power of Stories (Paperback)Gavin Esler (author)
Paperback Published: 30/08/2012
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One of Britain's leading journalists and interviewers reveals what the stories that leaders tell can teach us about getting to the top - and staying there. Great leaders have always understood the power of stories. Through the stories they tell, the most successful leaders educate, persuade and bring about change, but we rarely have the background knowledge to explore how they do so. In this hugely insightful guide to getting to the top, leading journalist Gavin Esler presents firsthand knowledge of the secrets of those who achieve power based on over thirty years' experience interviewing world famous figures from Bill Clinton to Angelina Jolie. Introducing the questions every leader must answer - and the elements that the best stories must contain - Esler explains how creating a leadership story can promote success at all levels, whether running for the United States presidency, or applying for a place at university. While many essentials of storytelling have stood the test of time, he examines the opportunities and pressures created by twenty-first century phenomena such as 24 hour news, and what they tell us about how to reach the top - and how to judge those already there. Spanning fields from business and culture to the military and even taking in lessons from terrorism, "The Power of Stories" offers a fascinating portrait of leadership in the modern world - and shows how the methods of themost powerful leaders could work for you.
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Weight: 344 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 21 mm
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