Breaking Free of Bonkers: How to Lead in Today's Crazy World of Organizations

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John Murray Press, Aug 24, 2017 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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IS IT JUST ME OR IS EVERYTHING AROUND HERE BONKERS?

Do you ever feel bewildered or even oppressed by what goes on in your organization? Does anything ever strike you as odd, ridiculous, inefficient or just plain bonkers? Chances are you are not alone.

No matter what industry, sector or institution, the world of work can often seem bonkers. We can spend so much time ticking boxes, preparing plans and reports, sitting in unproductive meetings, replying to unhelpful emails and trying to deliver on misconceived, top-down initiatives that the time to do real work is squeezed out.

Breaking Free of Bonkers shows you how it is possible to make progress despite the mad and messy world of today's organizations. Against the odds, it is possible to lead effectively.

George Binney, Phil Glanfield and Gerhard Wilke are three organization consultants from Ashridge Business School. They have an unusual vantage point. Drawing on their long experience of working with people at levels - from chief executives to front line workers - they offer hope. They use a wealth of lively examples and illustrations to show you how to get connected with colleagues, get real about what you offer and get going on the things that matter.

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I am so happy that I was among the first ones to have the chance to read this book. Since I am working in a big organisation, as an administrator, I find myself into various situations constantly. Me ... Read full review

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I am so happy that I was among the first ones to have the chance to read this book. Since I am working in a big organisation, as an administrator, I find myself into various situations constantly. Me ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

George Binney is an experienced coach and consultant who for many years has worked with chief executives and senior teams. He studied history before becoming a barrister, a McKinsey consultant and a manager in large corporates. He specialises in supporting senior doctors, scientists, lawyers and other professionals who now lead organizations.

Philip Glanfield coaches and consults to individuals, teams and organizations by focusing on the conversations that shape their leadership and impact. He studied theology and worked as a probation officer and a senior manager in the NHS before consulting. He led the team that won the European EFMD award for organization development in 2015.

Philip Glanfield coaches and consults to individuals, teams and organizations by focusing on the conversations that shape their leadership and impact. He studied theology and worked as a probation officer and a senior manager in the NHS before consulting. He led the team that won the European EFMD award for organization development in 2015.

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