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Musings on Leadership: Life lessons to help you thrive as a leader by [Tor Mesoy, Yan Liu, Lucy Qian, Nick Chatrath, Warren Ang]

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"Musings on Leadership distills decades of practical, hard won experience into timeless lessons that will resonate with those newly thrust into leadership roles as well as more experienced practitioners. In "bite-size chunks" of content, this book draws from the wisdom of timeless thinkers like Confucius and Viktor Frankel, and combines insightful questions, deeply personal and authentic examples, and useful tools and techniques that will challenge the curious mind with a short attention span. After more than 30 years of leading people and organizations in both the private and nonprofit sector, I can honestly say that this book helped me fundamentally question and confirm my core principles of leadership. For a big return on career for a small investment of time, you should get this book!"

- Tim Zak, Teaching professor at Carnegie Mellon University

"What happens when a former partner of McKinsey, who had supported more than 4000 senior leaders worldwide, writes a book? Tor Mesoy, now founder and CEO of Agnus-Consulting, decided to sum up his huge treasure of experiences in leadership consulting in a small volume. His Musings on Leadership are not a hard-to-read complex theory of economics, but a kaleidoscope of deep based and benevolent insights in the nature of human beings, who take on leadership.

Mesoy and his co-authors always start their chapters with a sometimes very private light bulb moment, that leads within five pages to general aspects of leadership. When Mesoy dives with sharks or kayaks along icebergs he ends up in practical models of good leadership. By reading the first glimpses we realize that we first have to learn to lead ourselves, before we lead others or our organizations.

Mesoy's techniques are mutable. Besides using quotes from Lao Tzu, Rumi or Viktor E. Frankl he offers profound insights in global leadership concepts - and he keeps it simple. But the core expertise in his work and writing follows Socrates' technique of maieutics. By asking meaningful, emphatic questions, he leads senior leaders and junior readers to new perspectives and deeper insights.

Who benefits from the 126 pages of this short, accessible volume? Leaders should consume and process it to become better leaders. Commuters could browse it to understand why most of their leaders could do better (maybe they haven't read the book yet). Staff council must read it, to become trustful challengers of leaders."

- Dr. Tom Riens, the vice-chairman of the personnel board of the Agentur für Arbeit Berlin Süd

"In Musings on Leadership, Tor Mesoy and his co-authors encourage their readers to gain deep insight into themselves before leading their teams and their organizations. The foundation of first-class leadership is leading ourselves. In that, a first-class leader is someone who has obtained a "higher dimension of consciousness" as in the quote of LAO TZU. The message is clear: Before running the risk of imposing your unsolved inner conflicts on the ones you lead, take responsibility to set aside time for self-reflection and become a master at leading yourself on a "lifelong journey". On 126 pages Mesoy presents useful tools and techniques to obtain this higher goal while also sharing deep personal experiences. With its endearing authenticity the book is a pleasure to read and a must for every aspiring leader on their journey."

- Heidi Riens, a teacher of Biology and Chemistry in 7th to 12th grade in Berlin

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Tor Mesoy has served as a management consultant and leadership development consultant for more 30 years. He joined McKinsey as a direct elect partner in 2006 from a role as partner at Accenture, where he served for 17 years. Tor is the Managing Director of Agnus Consulting, a Hong Kong based firm that delivers strategic consulting services, leadership development and executive coaching to clients around the world. Tor has extensive consulting and counselling experiences from multiple industries including high-tech, telecommunications, energy, utilities, banking, insurance, stock exchanges, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas and public sector on topics ranging from corporate strategy, via mergers and acquisition to Lean operations, sales effectiveness and revenue growth. He has led a number of large transformation programs and played key roles in several mergers / acquisitions. Tor has served clients in all parts of the world including Asia (Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Kobe Djakarta, Kuala Lumpur, ...), America (New York, San Francisco, San Jose, Chicago, Minneapolis, Raleigh, ...) and Europe (Paris, London, Edinburgh, Scandinavia). Tor has led leadership development programs around the world - providing coaching to more than 4,000 leaders through these programs. He has lectured on leadership-related topics at several leading academic institutions including University of Oxford, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Norwegian University of Technology and Science. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07WZJSRYK
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Agnus Consulting Ltd. (10 September 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6167 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 110 pages
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