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"[In Leadership Transformed,] Peter Fuda digs into the characteristics, motivations, and personal and professional goals that elevate ordinary managers into extraordinary leaders. Translating [Fuda’s] metaphors into substantive change isn’t easy—it requires humility and a willingness to understand how others view you—but the payoff can be life-changing." —Success Magazine

About the Author

Dr. Peter Fuda is a researcher, consultant, and speaker on leadership and business transformation, and adjunct professor at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM). As founder and principal of The Alignment Partnership, he has spoken to many thousands of leaders around the world and coached hundreds of CEOs to increase their leadership effectiveness.

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  • File Size: 5191 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0544026934
  • Publisher: Amazon Publishing (August 20, 2013)
  • Publication Date: August 20, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B77UDYI
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,760 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Peter is regarded as a global authority on leadership and business transformation, and is considered an indispensable source of competitive advantage by CEOs in Australia and around the world. As a leadership coach, Peter has enabled more than 200 CEOs to measurably increase their leadership effectiveness and performance.

Peter has completed countless speaking engagements to tens of thousands of senior executives on four continents, and is a regular commentator across print, TV and radio media. He has guest lectured at the universities of Sydney, NSW and Macquarie, and his doctoral research is now required reading at universities from Taiwan to the USA, including at Harvard.

Peter holds a Doctorate in Business Administration, a Master's degree in Marketing and Management, and a First Class Honors degree in History.

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For me reading `Leadership Transformed', a new book by Dr. Peter Fuda, was a rare pleasure. I'd strongly recommend it to others.

It did two things that most books of its genre (business, leadership, self-help etc.) usually fail to do; it kept me interested throughout its 190 pages, eagerly moving through the chapters as I would a good novel; and it made me think, think deeply about the both the specific content of the book and the context in which it applies.

Why was it a `page turner'?

Many business books contain one fundamental maxim, which is repeated in several guises. These books can often be summarized in one phrase - do this, or don't do that. I quickly get bored with them. It's like different dressings on the same house salad. Peter Fuda provides a much richer and more fulfilling experience as he explains the 7 metaphors for Leadership Transformation that emerged from his research. Each is sufficiently independent to merit separate attention, whilst they are sufficiently complementary and interrelated that they must be considered as a whole. So the book provides a perfect 7 course tasting menu. It's also fun to read. It's jargon free and built upon meaningful personal anecdotes from the author and his research subjects. At times it has a `reality TV' feel as we retrospectively share their experiences.

Why did it make me think?

In terms of the content, I considered each of the metaphors and how they have, or may in the future, apply to me. I'm going to try the exercises that are offered on the blog to learn more. I also thought about the attributes that underpin the `transformed' versions of the leaders who are profiled.
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In an age where so many managers just don't "get it", and I fear transitional generations are only learning the bad behavior of "intimidation and bullying" management styles, this book can be an eye opener, or at least the beginning steps on a transforming journey of introspection.

I like the brevity of the chapters and the metaphors, and they illustrate real areas of needed focus, however, the author leaves the bulk of the work and figuring out what that work might be, to the reader.

In a broad sense (and I've been there recently) there needs to be a lot of self-honesty and reflection.
Another book that came to mind while reading this was "The Power of Resilience" and how to change "negative scripts". This dovetails nicely with the "film metaphor" of "considering how your life might resemble the movie "Groundhog day" and perpetuating reality.

This book provides a nice and brief framework for laying out a road map for change.
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I was inspired to read this book by the subtitle `how ordinary managers become extraordinary leaders'. As an entrepreneur, I love learning about the amazing feats performed in work and non work settings by very ordinary people. The idea of a book which unpicked this phenomenon in the leadership space and debunked the myth of the perfect CEO really appealed to me.

I found Leadership Transformed a fascinating and worthwhile read. I identified with some of the struggling leaders in the stories Fuda described and laughed at the warts and all accounts of their early attempts to lead. In my opinion, the seven metaphors are an accessible and very effective way to convey just the right amount of leadership theory combined with a practical take on modern philosophy and simple common sense. The practical strategies and approaches described will be equally relevant and helpful whether you work in a large corporate or a small business. As an example, this is the first leadership manual I have read which acknowledges the very real and meaningful role family and friends play as sources of leadership coaching and insight. I suspect this book is one that I will return to frequently.
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I read at least two business books on all kinds of topics every month. So I think I may be a bit harsh when it comes to reviewing these types of books. I have been managing/leading for about 15 years, so I am looking for efficient, concise treatments with tangible, executable takeaways, and lots of "aha!" moments. Leadership Transformed approaches leadership development from a unique perspective of using metaphors. There is nothing really new in this book, it is just presented from a different angle that may appeal to some readers. If you have already read a lot of books on leadership, you may find that this book offers little new insight. But if you are just starting to read on the topic, this book may have something to offer. However, my biggest critique is that there is just way too much storytelling. Every chapter has page after page of excruciating detail on the transformation of Dennis, Paul, Geoff, etc. under each metaphor topic. While using examples is generally an effective way to write, it got to the point where it felt like the author was padding. These examples can easily be cut in half with better effect; although stripping all of that away may result in a bit of a skeleton of a book. You really have to read a whole lot (way too much) to get to the major points and takeaways. For one chapter, I tried reading just the first two sentences of each paragraph, and then went back to read the whole chapter to confirm my suspicion. I feel that I was able to glean 80% of the critical points in the chapter using my abbreviated approach. This is usually a good fluff test for business books. So while there is some value in the book, the author just takes too long to get to the point.Read more ›
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