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More About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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 PeterFuda.com blog to learn more. I also thought about the attributes that underpin the `transformed' versions of the leaders who are profiled.Read more ›
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Interesting insight with use of metaphors and great explanations how they apply but no actual tools were revealed in my opinionPublished 15 days ago by Kenan
my problem with the academic approach is that fuda spends too long fitting stories into elegent metaphors but offers very little practical advicePublished 1 month ago by ramjet
Please, I keep thinking I want to finished my own book about management but when I read this I wonder about how to make that happen with some degree of meaning for others. Read morePublished 10 months ago by James H. Jones
I loved that it's not a step-by-step guide; those never have a profound impact. Fuda's metaphors are great teaching tools and easy to understand.Published 12 months ago by Joe Markley
Dr. Fuda argues leaders have several attributes that propel them and their organization to distinction. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kimble Lewis
In his book, 'Leadership Transformed,' Peter Fuda offers unique insights into leadership. As he states in the beginning, 'Leadership Transformed is not just about leaders who have... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Trevor Neal
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