These days it seems everyone wants to know more about being a better leader. They want to become better leaders in their businesses, or of communities or organisations or sports teams or even of their own families.
But most people, in the rush to become better leaders of "things", faul to recognise one irrefutable fact: the journey to being an effective leader of others starts with developing the ability to effectively lead your own life.
I say this from the perspective of having worked in the public sector for over 20 years, and having been involved in leading teams to deliver services for people and organisations. Most recently, as Director of the Leadership academy for councillors in England and Wales, I have had the opportunity to develop my own understanding of how leadership works in theory and, more importantly, in practice.
This book aims to promote the philosophy or putting personal leadership first, and identifies a set of personal characteristics that will need to be developed by anyone who wants to be a successful chief executive or chairman in the business of their own life, MePLC...