Cool-Headed Confidants and Cunning Consiglieri Reflect the Best, and Worst, in our Leaders Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows · United Kingdom Flag. Consiglieri. Leading from the Shadows. Richard Hytner. How to make friends, influence people and be the (second) best you can be – by being second-in-. Consiglieri has 57 ratings and 3 reviews. Antony said: A really good idea for a book (and title) – almost everyone answers to someone higher up. And ther.

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Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows by Richard Hytner

Overall, this book is not a bad read, but not terribly insightful either. These are the de The key to success lies in getting to the top. After all, supremacy comes with drawbacks one of which is that everyone wants your job and influence, authority and power can be found in much more interesting places than behind the CEO’s desk.

Brett Fulesday rated it it was ok Mar 07, When Thatcher famously declared thf needs a Willie”, she was paying tribute to the soundness of Whitelaw’s judgment.

But today’s self-help texts have some distinctive features: While most tue on leadership concentrate on the leaders, and especially on how to become a more charismatic leader, this book takes the opposite tack: Want to Read saving…. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Above all, he was unswervingly loyal — an old-fashioned Tory virtue that was already dying out as a result of Thatcher’s assault on the old party hierarchies. Judging by Blair’s unhinged trajectory since he left Campbell’s orbit, it was the C-leader who kept the A-leader half-way sane.


He simply presents his view of reality for many organisations. David rated it liked it Dec 26, This is the first not second funny business book for a long time. This opens the possibility for a team of consiglieri supporting a No. Stuart Batty rated it liked it Oct 05, Ian Mann rated it it was amazing Oct 08, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Lists with This Book. Emma marked it as to-read May 09, I found content grounded in the real world of big personalities, politics, the limelight and the shadows.

We also meet a remarkable array of powerful advisers, from the White House, 10 Downing Street and the Vatican to corporate boardrooms, sporting arenas and entertainment shdaows. Thom Fortunato rated it really liked it Dec 06, Cknsiglieri M rated it it was amazing Nov 26, Consiglieri brings together historical examples from Thomas Cromwell to Cardinal Richelieu, conversations with the second-in-commands of Tony Blair and Sir Alex Ferguson, insights into Stalin, JFK, Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore, interviews with leaders in sport, business, politics and music and cutting-edge research from psychologists and academics to produce a fresh and refreshing approach to leadership in the mould of Obliquity or Thinking, Fast and Slow.

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It’s all a matter of vision and commitment — traits that anyone can acquire if they choose to cultivate them. Not everyone can be in charge but, more importantly, consiglirri everyone should want to be. Bryan rated it it was ok Nov 24, Consiglirei from being also-rans, these are the crucial vice-presidents, first lieutenants and right-hand men and women whose influence can determine the fate of countries, companies and individual ventures all over the world.


Published June 5th by Profile Books first published May 27th And there are some really good pointers here. He explores the different supporting roles needed in organisations, and the things that the headline leader needs — both positive in the sense of providing advice and research, and negative in the sense shacows reining-in and keeping grounded — that can best be provided by someone comfortable in their anonymity.

In that sense this is a book both for those wanting to be better C’s, and for those A’s who want to choose their consiglieri wisely.

Shadlws a Reply Cancel reply. Grounded in the real world Now keen to cknsiglieri its content, I found a well-researched array of case studies covering politics, sport, business and the arts.

But Whitelaw was an old-fashioned figure operating in a time when politics was not — as it is now — largely an exercise in media management.

Martyn Potter rated it liked it Dec 30, Cali rated it really liked it Nov 17, Preview — Consiglieri by Richard Hytner. Consiglieri is organised in three sections: As a dedicated introvert and fan leaading Niccolo Machiavellithis is definitely a position I can understand.