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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Download Sample Pages The key to success lies in getting to the top. If you fancy yourself as a contemporary Machiavelli or Bismarck, make this stylish, clever and entertaining guide to finding your ideal role in a company your first choice.

Real-world Consiglieri – Leading from the shadows

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The key to success lies in getting to the top. None of the books already written in this space ffrom be considered to be blueprints.

But there is a lot more to be mined around the ideas of team leadership, ‘managing up’, and generally being the trusted adviser. His encouragement of leader-follower relationship evaluation and communication is valuable, and his long list of sample questions may appeal to those who are looking for a stepping stone in how to engage with their fonsiglieri or follower in this manner.

Feb 16, Kevin rated it really liked it. What is Personal Development? Brian Mcleish rated it it was amazing Feb 15, But many of the attributes that have been most useful to consiglieri can’t be chosen and developed in this way. Or roadies — providing organisation, emotional support and sanity; undermen male or female who take part of the A-leader’s load; cornermen who give direction; sherpas who have an intimate acquaintance with the mountains consiglierii be climbed; or philosophers who provide an independent point of view — and may sometimes explain the processes whereby A-leaders make their decisions better than A-leaders can themselves.


Clare rated it did not like it Jun 13, Hytner divides leaders into A’s and C’s, where A’s seek the limelight and C’s seek to wield their influence more discreetly. Paperbackpages. While most books on leadership concentrate on the leaders, and especially on how to become a more charismatic leader, this book takes the opposite tack: Having been tortured and exiled when the Medicis came back to power, he knew that political survival depends as much on the whim of fate — fortunaas he called it — as on good judgment.

There isn’t a great deal of advice available for deputies. But along with being extremely canny, Whitelaw came from a background and a time that enabled him to serve Thatcher in consiglisri way almost no one else could have.

Gurcan Gercek marked it as to-read Oct 28, It’s all a matter of vision and commitment — traits that anyone can acquire if they choose to cultivate them. By this circuitous, in-law-laden route I am pleased to say I have in my possession a refreshingly grounded book on leadership and senior team effectiveness.

Paddy marked it as to-read Ths 20, Books by Richard Hytner.

He argues the case that No. The attributes that enabled these consiglieri to be so effective were byproducts of their lives and histories, not skills they could have been taught. Lists with This Book. Whether this life in the syadows is feasible in politics at the present time is doubtful. Overall, this book is not a bad read, but not terribly insightful either.

This book speaks to the reality of knowing when to speak up and when not to, of taking risks, but not taking coneiglieri glory. Rachelmusician rated it liked it Sep 11, Mxolisi Nhlapo marked it as to-read Feb 01, What this book will do is offer a window on your own particular context and, through exploring the consoglieri of consiglieri, find your own ways forward.


Grounded in the real world Now keen to explore its content, I found a well-researched array of case studies covering politics, sport, business and the arts. Those who advise, assist, check, and even, on occasion, usurp their […].

Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows

In a brilliant essay on what he calls the psychology of misjudgmentMunger has analysed the cognitive and emotional biases that — in investment and life as a whole — lead predictably to failure, such as the tendency to hang on to our beliefs when the evidence changes, conskglieri using past correlations as a leadong for making decisions about the future.

Want to Read saving…. Willie Whitelaw, an invaluable support to Margaret Thatcher and a restraining influence on her in the formative years of her premiership, contrived to be a pivotal player while staying out of the public eye for much of the time.

On Progress and Other Modern Myths. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads coneiglieri. C-leaders can be deliverers, a category that includes people who create an ambience in which the leader leaving thrive, fixers who defuse danger and get the job done, or gamers who see several moves ahead and can act for successive leaders.

Most people rely on proven theories and models to make sense of the world and to help them predict outcomes.

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As a dedicated introvert and fan of Niccolo Machiavellithis is definitely a position I can understand. Thank you Richard, a great addition to my bookshelves. Still he believed that trom intelligent advisers matters, since no ruler can last long if the people they depend on for guidance are foolish or not to be trusted.

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