Challenging and very insightful.
Thew and Cousins’ work on leadership is excellent – it invites the reader to ask
seriously challenging questions about their (and their institutions’) approaches, whilst
providing potential solutions that may have a significant impact on how they
approach their work, peers, and clients. Influenced by ground breaking work from
Harvard University, their approach to leadership is not only focused and goal-
oriented, but kind and considerate. It is a breath of fresh air in the literature around
leadership, sharing both an effective and affective approach that, given the
‘commercial mentality’ present in everyday life, makes the reader think more
meaningfully about the people they are leading. The ideas they invite are useful in a
multitude of contexts, including mine – in higher education.
This is a really good source for anyone that wants to make their leadership more
meaningful and effective. It is beautifully written and engaging, asking questions that
many of us would not have thought to ask before.
Definitely worth buying!