- Title: Leadership: A Critical Text
- Author: Simon Western
- Released: 2013-09-26
- Pages: 384
- ISBN: 1446269892
- ISBN13: 978-1446269893
- ASIN: 1446269892
Professor Jonathan Gosling
Director of the Leadership Centre, Exeter University
'An outstanding addition to the Leadership literature. This is an excellent text which takes the field to new heights in the first decade of the 21st century' -
Professor Cary L. Cooper CBE
Profesor of Organisational Psychology and Health, Lancaster University
'In a highly original way, Dr Western helps us to obtain greater insight into the enigma of leadership. I recommend the book strongly for the reader interested in a book on leadership that goes beyond the obvious' -
Manfred Kets de Vries
Director, INSEAD Global Leadership Centre
About the Author
Simon is currently director of Analytic-Network Coaching Ltd, offering a researched and innovative new coaching process, that aims to transform the way coaching impacts on both individuals and organizations.
He works strategically with CEOs and leadership teams in complex environments, such as banks and hospital eco-systems to implement whole-system changes. A-Nc Ltd has developed accessible and effective OD change processes, delivered through distributed leadership networks, whilst working with strategic coaching to CEOs and senior teams. This dual approach recognizes the need for alignment and full engagement between senior leaders and employees throughout the organization, to create dynamic and sustainable change.
Recent clients include London Business School, Global OD Team HSBC Bank, CEO of international bank, CEO and leadership teams in the NHS, Education sector, not-for-profit organizations and SMEs.
Simon draws on an unusually diverse and rich work experience, having previously worked in a factory, as a general and psychiatric nurse, psycho-therapist and Family Therapist, a clinical NHS manager, organizational consultant, executive coach, academic and company director.