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What are the three pillars that inspire trust in executive leadership

The Trusted Executive (9780749474225)Ability – Integrity – Benevolence. These are the three core pillars on which The Trusted Executive builds nine new leadership habits “that are fit for a transparent world in which nothing can be hidden”. 

Author John Blakey explains, 'We are experiencing a trust crisis in business that was initiated by the events of the global financial crisis and has continued through various scandals, including the recent incidents at Volkswagen Group. The Trusted Executive is a passionate response to this trust-building imperative'. 

The Trusted Executive contains a comprehensive model that is built on John's rigorous academic research, boardroom career and ten years' experience coaching CEOs and their teams. With a foreword by CEO of Unilever, Paul Polman, The Trusted Executive helps leaders deliver results, relationships and reputation through self-assessment, innovative coaching exercises insightful anecdotes, practical tools and interviews with board-level executives from international organisations such as:

  • Telenor
  • The Market Research Society
  • John Lewis Partnership

Martyn Proctor, Executive Director, Ernst & Young, praises The Trusted Executive, saying John Blakey “hits the mark with this book: a practical and inspired approach that offers a structured framework to help anyone succeed”.

About the author: John Blakey was named as one of the top thought leaders on organizational trust at the Trust Across America awards in 2016. This accolade reflects his prize-winning doctoral research on trust at Aston Business School, as well as his practical experience as a highly successful business leader and pioneer in the executive coaching profession. His writing is inspired by his work with over 120 CEOs/MDs from 22 different countries, as well as Team GB/England sports coaches in rowing, cricket, diving and target shooting. He is the coaching subject matter expert at the Chartered Management Institute and a member of the CEO coaching faculty at Manchester Business School, Vistage International, the Institute of Directors, UK Sport and the NHS. 

For a digital review copy see NetGalley or for a hard copy, a by-lined article or to arrange an interview with the author, please contact Emma Petfield: epetfield@koganpage.com or +44 (0)20 7843 1939