Red Pill: The Truth About Leadership

Red Pill: The Truth About Leadership

by Paul Ballman

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Paul Ballman has helped some of the biggest companies in the world get their leadership strategies on track. He has conducted detailed interviews with 2,000 leaders about what has worked for them and why. He has studied the simple success formulas and models that are peddled by gurus across the industry, and come to the conclusion that in the real world they just don’t work. He now invites you to take the Red Pill and discover the truth about leadership. Why are the existing formulas for success continually found wanting? How can you tell a fad from enduring wisdom? What are the causes of the most spectacular leadership failures? And, most importantly, what can you do about it? 

Entertaining, insightful and practical. RED PILL lets you become your own guru. 

“Paul brings a unique perspective that enables leaders and their teams to succeed.” - Andy Briggs, CEO Aviva UK & Ireland and Chairman of Global Life 

“The antidote to all those ‘leadership’ books you have read because you felt you had to...” - John Forrest, Former COO Premier Inn 

“Refreshing and inspiring... should be a bible for all leaders.” - Stephen Page, CEO Faber & Faber 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911079064
Publisher: Acorn Independent Press
Publication date: 01/10/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 278
File size: 831 KB

About the Author

fter studying psychology to doctorate level, Paul Ballman brought what he learnt about the way people think and behave to the business world.

Most recently, he spent 17 years at YSC, a world-leading business psychology consultancy, where he acted as an assessor, coach and consultant to global companies who sought his help to strengthen their leadership and management strategies. For years, his skills have been in high demand by senior personnel across sectors including: financial services, FMCG, retail, pharmaceuticals and mining. Now he wants to help you.

He has distilled his experience, knowledge and sharp analysis into his debut book, Red Pill, which delivers some of the cold hard truths of successful leadership (truths that many others have shied away from).

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Panacea Problem Overview of This Book Chapter 1 Customers First: Why Only The Good Stories Get Told Chapter 2 Playing Chicken With A Cliff: Why Past Success Doesn't Always Predict Future Success Chapter 3 The Smartest Guys In The Room: The Compelling Nature Of CEOs Chapter 4 It's Just Maths: How Statistics Can Explain Why Good Companies Get Worse Chapter 5 Dedicated Followers Of Fashion:Why We All Want The Next Big Thing Chapter 6 Living In A Bubble: Why Gurus Are Always A Part Of The Illusion Of The Day Chapter 7 Too Much Of A Good Thing: How All Strengths Can Be Overdone Chapter 8 Hall Of Mirrors: The Impact Of Observation On The Observed Chapter 9 Show Me The Money:Solutions Sell Chapter 10 No More Heroes Anymore:The Red Pill Leader Is Revealed

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