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Leadership Transformed: How Ordinary Managers Become Extraordinary Leaders Kindle Edition

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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: 3926 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Amazon Publishing (August 20, 2013)
  • Publication Date: August 20, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B77UDYI
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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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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By John Nicolas Wilkinson on September 4, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
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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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By J Powell VINE VOICE on September 23, 2013
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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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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Paul Reichman on August 26, 2013
Format: Hardcover
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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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Neal Reynolds VINE VOICE on September 2, 2013
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This is the most readable book on leadership I have come across and it's one I wish I could have read when I was in the workforce. The value of the book is the free and easy way in which the author communicates, and the undercurrent of zeal that permeates the volume. Not only does this book give a framework enabling leadership, it makes the capable person yearn to lead and to lead responsibly.

First, this is a book for you in the workforce to thoroughly digest. Secondly, this is one to pass on to children, or grandchildren, as young as 14 because leadership capability and desire easily develops by that age.

This is an important book for all who wish to advance and use his or her abilities.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul Foster on August 29, 2013
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For me Leadership Transformed is one of those rare gems, the type of business book I love to read. The content is original, the style and language accessible, and it's loaded with real stories told by real leaders, rather than fabricated fables with one dimensional characters. As an executive I've been a student of leadership for over 20 years, yet I was struck by the remarkable honesty and humanity of the author's subjects - senior executives and CEOs. This was both confronting and compelling in a way that encouraged me to reflect on my own work and personal life. Not every reader will relate to every situation or struggle, however each story is instructive, and I found significant parallels in my own experiences and circumstance. For these reasons I actually cared about the leaders in the book, and this was enhanced by the personal narrative we are given access to. The seven metaphors around which the chapters are structured unfold to offer insight as well as practical recommendations into how to accelerate my own effectiveness as a leader, even after my years of practice. I guess that's why Fuda speaks of the generative nature of metaphors. This is a book I will pass on to my team, and highly recommend to anyone interested in self-improvement with the courage to look within.
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