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The Promises of Giants

John Amaechi

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Management: leadership & motivation

The Promises of Giants is an exploration of the practices and behaviours that define transformational leadership. It is a challenge, not only to those in named positions of power but to anyone who aspires to make a difference in their environment. A challenge to act decisively to influence the world in a positive way.

The Promises of Giants is a book of transformational leadership, challenging anyone in a position of power, and anyone who aspires to make a difference, to act decisively to influence the world in a positive way. It is rooted in the belief that the most unlikely of people, in the most improbable of circumstances, can become extraordinary.

John Amaechi OBE - a former NBA basketball star and now a chartered psychologist and business consultant - believes that everyone has the ability to make a positive dent in the world. At 6'9" tall he well understands the responsibilities that come with being a giant. He was that rare thing, a British basketball star in the American NBA; he's a human rights advocate and an organisational psychologist; a sought-after international speaker and an extreme introvert.

The Promises of Giants is the product of a lifetime spent observing and studying effective leadership, from competing at the highest levels of professional sport, through two decades of management consulting with multinational corporations. It shows how current leaders, and those aspiring to be leaders, can learn the practices and behaviours that will change the way they work and lead in the future.

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