Leadership in the Hood
Talking About Leadership Application and Management Issues in Organisations
About the Book
“Hoods” are informal groups and formal organizations that can create synergies and help us achieve more than we could on our own. A hood is an apt metaphor as it suggests that organizations aren’t always simple and nice. They’re compiled of teams that should be working in synchronicity, with direction, and in harmony for the benefit of stakeholders. Leading these hoods, however, isn’t so simple as leaders must do more than obtain consensus; they must get people excited about executing a strategy, innovating with constant improvement, and adding value. Veteran business executive Bob Sutton shares lessons and strategies so you can: • make individual team members better at what they do; • eliminate dysfunction that can hurt operating results; • back up your business vision with strategy; and • empower people to operate within clear boundaries. The author also highlights ways to improve systems and processes, brand management techniques, navigating succession, business culture, and how to keep team members engaged. Whether you are just starting out as a leader or have been on your journey for many years, you’ll find insights you can use in Leadership in the Hood.
About the Author
Bob Sutton, a native of Sydney, Australia, has been a senior executive with Goodyear, Kmart, and Tyre & Auto Service Australia. He has also served in general manager roles in retail and wholesale divisions, including marketing, purchasing, merchandising, store network development, sales/operations, and property. He studied business strategy, marketing, and management at the Pacific Dunlop Limited executive program in Hong Kong, The Melbourne Business School, and Deakin University. He’s retired and a skipper/leading crew for volunteer Marine Rescue NSW on the Tuggerah lakes, New South Wales, Australia. He is married to Sue and has a wonderful family.