Know, love and inspire your people

By: Katy Granville-Chapman , Emmie Bidston


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Size222 x 182mm
PublishedJune 2020

Co-authored by Katy Granville-Chapman and Emmie Bidston, Leader: Know, love and inspire your people will energise leaders in any setting to lead through service and empower them with the tools to help their team flourish.

What exactly is it that good leaders do to enable their teams to succeed? How do they think? What do findings from neuroscience teach us about effective leadership?

Leader explores and answers these crucial questions.

In this wide-ranging book, Katy and Emmie eloquently combine up-to-date research in psychology and neuroscience with inspiring examples of success to show that leadership can be learned and that it is all about looking after your people.

They take you on a journey to meet a diverse selection of great leaders from multiple spheres – from the sports field to the corporate world – and talk you through the process by which effective leaders have become great leaders.

The secret lies in mastering three key principles: know your people, love your people, inspire your people. These three principles form the core of the book, which also provides a range of practical activities designed to help you reflect on your own and your team’s progress and performance.

The authors contend that leadership which focuses on the flourishing of people is not only intrinsically valuable, but is also the most important factor in achieving success in any domain. To provide proof, the book features inspiring examples of leaders who have made a significant impact in their organisation, alongside insightful analysis of how and why effective leaders outperform others – not just in terms of results, but, even more importantly, through the contributions they make to people’s lives.

Practical, evidence-based and optimistic, this book is suitable for both aspiring and established leaders.

All royalties from sales of this book will be donated to The Prince’s Trust.

Find more helpful information at www.leaderknowloveinspire.com

Leader was highly commended in the leadership for the future category of the Business Book Awards 2021. The judges’ comments were: “This is an exceptional book and if you’re looking for the perfect blend of tried and trusted techniques with a human, purpose-led, empathetic approach for your team and your business, this is the book for you.”

Leader was longlisted in the CMI Managers Management Book of the Year Award 2021.

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Katy Granville-Chapman

Katy Granville-Chapman, DPhil is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Department of Education, an Associate Fellow at the Oxford Character Project, and a Senior Fellow of the Community of Practice of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University. Katy completed a doctorate at Oxford University and her thesis explored how leaders could improve flourishing. Katy served in the British Army as both a troop commander and an education officer, a role in which she set up the education provision for British soldiers in Iraq and delivered leadership training to them. Katy is the co-founder of a global leadership programme for young people that has participants in 105 countries.

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Emmie Bidston

Emmie Bidston is an Associate Fellow of the Oxford Character Project and a Senior Fellow of the Community of Practice of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University. Emmie studied economics at the University of Cambridge before working for the UK civil service in a range of areas from education to contingency planning. She is the director of the Wellington Leadership and Coaching Institute. She has also co-founded a charity to help develop young leaders in Africa and runs conferences and coaching and leadership training for adults and young people.


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