Authors David Pich and Ann Messenger, together with a team of experts, believe that you need to master 7 skills to become a successful leader in today’s complex and challenging organisations. They researched locally and globally to find out why and how these 7 skills are so important.
As part of this research, David Pich interviewed several inspiring global leaders about their unique perspectives on the 7 skills. They included human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Kailash Satyarthi, Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce AC, Godrej Group Chair, Adi Godrej and Gloria Ai, China’s leading independent business host, whose daily talk show that streams to multiple ‘new media’ channels has a potential reach of more than 10 million.
These leaders’ invaluable insights into leadership are shared in this book, which concludes that leadership really does matter.
David Pich is CEO of the Institute of Managers and Leaders (formerly the Australian Institute of Management), one of Australia’s oldest and most respected professional membership-based organisations. David’s leadership career spans a range of senior executive roles in sales, marketing, PR and consulting for a number of global companies and in the not-for-profit sector. David advocates passionately for sound management and leadership practice. He strongly believes that good leaders have an impact well beyond the workplace.
Ann Messenger is the first national Chair of the Institute of Managers and Leaders. She originally joined the Australian Institute of Management as a student member in the mid-1980s. Ann has worked in senior roles in Australia and South America with local and multi-national companies. Her passion for strong management and leadership has remained with her throughout her career in corporate finance and middle market advisory, most recently in the not-for-profit and education sectors.
Both are inspiring leaders themselves.