Breaking Free of Bonkers
How to Lead in Today’s Crazy World of Organizations
By George Binney, Philip Glanfield, and Gerhard Wilke
Breaking through Bonkers offers hope to business leaders through a frank approach to the bizarre nature of organizations.
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, bonkers is often the way of the world in work and business. We can spend so much time ticking boxes, preparing plans, sitting in unproductive meetings, and trying to deliver on top-down initiatives that the time to do real work is squeezed out.
Breaking Through Bonkers shows you how it is possible to progress and do a good job achieve your goals despite the mad and messy world of today's organisations. Against the odds, it is possible to lead effectively.
George Binney, Phil Glanfiled and Gerhard Wilke are three highly experienced consultants from the renowned Ashridge Business School. In this candid and reassuring book they use a wealth of lively examples and illustrations to show you how to work productively, value your experience and trust your intuition in order achieve progressive change and excel in any organization - no matter how bonkers.
George Binney MA, MBA, Barrister, is a coach and consultant who works with chief executives and senior teams. George has an MA from Cambridge University and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD. He teaches business strategy and organisational development at Ashridge and writes and researches widely on the realities of leadership in international organisations. He specialises in supporting and developing senior professionals - doctors, scientists, lawyers and accountants - who now have leadership roles. His clients include Nokia, Shell, Volvo, Danfoss and Electrolux. He is Programme Director for leadership programme of the National Institute for Health Research (NHS).
George is the author of: Leaning into the Future: Changing the Way People Change Organisations, Brealey and Living Leadership: A Practical Guide for Ordinary Heroes
Phil Glanfield is an Organisation Consultant and Coach. Phil works with individuals, senior teams and whole organisations in the public and commercial sectors. Before working with Ashridge, Phil held various senior management positions and internal consulting roles. He was a Director in a large University Hospital and led a national team that worked with failing NHS organisations.
Phil has a Masters in Organisation Consulting from Ashridge and an MBA from Nottingham University. His first degree was in Theology and he also has a Masters in Social Work which was a necessary qualification for his work as a Probation Officer.
Gerhard Wilke is an Ashridge Associate and independent organisational and Leadership development consultant. Principally focussed on executive coaching and team development, he has a pan European client base: Deutsche Telekom, Heidelberg Druck, Danfoss, Sauer-Danfoss, Sihl, Yello & EnBW Electricity, Fundus Property Investments and a range of public sector organisations in the UK, Germany and Denmark.
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24 Aug 2017
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