Cool-Headed Confidants and Cunning Consiglieri Reflect the Best, and Worst, in our Leaders Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows · United Kingdom Flag. Consiglieri. Leading from the Shadows. Richard Hytner. How to make friends, influence people and be the (second) best you can be – by being second-in-. Consiglieri has 57 ratings and 3 reviews. Antony said: A really good idea for a book (and title) – almost everyone answers to someone higher up. And ther.

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If you fancy yourself as a contemporary Machiavelli or Bismarck, make this stylish, clever and entertaining guide to finding your ideal role in a company your first choice. Open Preview Conaiglieri a Problem?

Brenton Ling marked it as to-read Dec 06, Emma marked it as to-read May 09, In a brilliant essay on what he consiglieti the psychology of misjudgmentMunger has analysed the cognitive and emotional biases that — in investment and life as a whole — lead predictably to failure, such as the tendency to hang on to our beliefs when the evidence changes, or using past correlations as a basis for making decisions about the future. One observation that I wasn’t expecting was the idea of moving between the A and C role, that a C might aspire to move into the A position after a period of consolidation, or that an A might benefit leadung time spent out of the limelight as a C.

Not everyone can be in charge but, more importantly, not everyone should want to be. Whether or not he knew it, minimising and quickly rectifying these common mistakes has been a key element in Buffett’s career. Preview — Consiglieri by Richard Hytner. Martyn Potter rated it liked it Dec 30, Morten Kamp rated it liked it Jul 30, The attributes that enabled these consiglieri to be so effective were byproducts of their lives and histories, not skills they could have been taught.


This is the first not second funny business book for a long time. After all, supremacy comes with drawbacks one of which is that everyone wants your job and influence, authority and power can be found in much more interesting places than behind the CEO’s desk. Published June 5th by Fromm Books first published May 27th Not everyone can be in charge but, more importantly, not everyone should want to be.

The key to success lies in getting to the top.

John Coughlan rated it liked it Mar 07, Championing the cult of the hero leader? Consiglieri brings together historical examples from Thomas Cromwell to Cardinal Richelieu, conversations with the second-in-commands of Tony Blair cosniglieri Sir Alex Ferguson, insights into Stalin, JFK, Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore, interviews with leaders in sport, business, politics and music and cutting-edge research from psychologists and academics to produce a fresh and refreshing approach to leadership in the mould of Obliquity or Thinking, Fast and Slow.

Sarah Prescott rated it really liked it Apr 27, Rachelmusician rated it liked it Sep 11, Why coming top is sometimes second best.

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Want to Read saving…. Hytner divides leaders into A’s and C’s, where A’s seek the limelight and C’s seek to wield their influence more A book on how to shine from the shadows. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Ian Mann rated it it was amazing Oct 08, As in the great majority of today’s leadership manuals, the message of Consiglieri is that in a time of relentless media scrutiny, when leaders are supposed to be transparent in everything they do, two-faced immorality of the kind Machiavelli recommended has ceased to be a profitable strategy.


Clare rated it did not like it Jun 13, Richard does not enter this debate. Download Sample Pages The key to success lies in getting to the top. Show 25 25 50 All. You may think that your advice was unambiguous and unforgettable, that your spoken word spoke for itself. By this circuitous, in-law-laden route I am pleased to […].

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By this circuitous, in-law-laden route I am tne to say I have in my possession a refreshingly grounded book on leadership and senior team effectiveness. Having been tortured and exiled when the Medicis came back to power, he knew that political survival depends as much on the whim of fate — fortunaas he called it — as on good judgment.

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Brian Mcleish rated it it was amazing Feb 15, But Whitelaw was an old-fashioned figure operating in a time when politics was not — as it is now — largely an exercise in media management. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. No trivia or quizzes yet.