Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Six pearls of wisdom from Holly Ransom’s new book

 It’s one of the perennial questions in business and there’s no shortage of research on the topic. Often, the best clues as to what great leadership looks like come from those practicing it day-in, day-out. 

Holly Ransom has spent a decade interviewing some of the most prominent leaders around the world and distilled their lessons in her new book, The Leading Edge, which also includes lessons learnt from founding and running her own business, Emergent. 

History As End Matthew Karp, Harpers (Carolinian). Well worth a read, a careful read

Ransom’s book is divided into three sections: mindset, method and mastery. Here are six pearls of wisdom for all leaders.

1. Own your own story

A critical part of effective leadership is being able to ‘own your own narrative’, writes Ransom. But it is not an easy thing to do. 

Six pearls of wisdom from Holly Ransom’s new book, The Leading Edge

When Ideas In Accademia Get Out Of The Lab, They Can Be Dangerous

There’s a huge leap in jumping from these general, aggregate findings to believing that such simple ideas can guide the behavior of complex states without an incredible amount of additional refinement. - Foreign Policy