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Executive Advantage

Executive Advantage

Resilient Leadership for 21st-Century Organizations

Jacqui Grey


Ambitious executives want to feel powerful, popular and in control. Executive Advantage gives you the strategies you need to bust the gremlins that hold you back, beat stress, and take control as a resilient 21st century leader.

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About the book

The pressures on executives to succeed, both internal and external, are intense. They are constantly fighting to make sense of their changing worlds and to make the right decisions for themselves, their teams and their business. Executive Advantage gives ambitious leaders the powerful strategies they need to become authentic 21st century leaders. It makes sense of the complexities faced by organizations, especially in the face of aggressive growth or, conversely, recession and downsizing. Any change presents challenges and it's the leader's role to tackle these head on. Understanding human needs, and the consequences of not meeting these needs, is key to effective handling of change, conflict and executive 'gremlins', the barriers and sticking points that can get in the way of optimal business performance. Leadership expert Jacqui Grey presents a 10 step solution for leaders who are looking to make a real difference in their business.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: Resilience under fire – Executive Gremlins are derailing your business;
    • Chapter - 02: The secret weapon!;
    • Chapter - 03: Your reality is not their reality;
    • Chapter - 04: The Executive Advantage 10-Step Solution for Resilient 21st-century Leaders©;
    • Chapter - 05: Neuroleadership and the 10-Step Solution;
    • Chapter - 06: Women on the edge;
    • Chapter - 07: The rot starts at the top;
    • Chapter - 08: The Executive Advantage 21st-century Solution for Organizations


For leaders to succeed they need to develop emotional resilience.This book brings the challenges of 21st Century leadership to life.
Dr David Rock, The Neuroleadership Institute

In this complex business world we must force the executive gremlins out of the closet and into the boardroom. Anyone who is already in a leadership role or who aspires to leadership should read this book.
Liz Bingham, Managing Partner - People UK & Ireland, Ernst & Young LLP

Leadership resilience is not just about toughing it out; the business world is far too complex and fast moving for that to be an effective strategy.This book will help you to understand how your business affects you, show how you can deal with its impact and develop your insight into 21st century leadership.
Jeremy Small, Group Company Secretary, AXA UK plc

There can hardly have been a more appropriate time for an insightful book about dealing with the challenges of senior leadership positions.
Bob Wigley, Chairman Yell

I will never forget the lunch I had with Jacqui Grey where she explained her 10 Step Programme for Executive Advantage by making me answer simple questions about how some situations at work made me feel. She quickly unearthed some true and consistent fault lines in the way I reacted and explained how I could avoid those triggers in the future. It worked! In a fast moving world we can't always control events but we can control our reactions which improves the subsequent decisions we make. Jacqui helped me - let her help you.
Eleanor Mills, Sunday Times

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749468286
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd February 2013
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 216 pages

About the Author

Jacqui Grey is MD of Transition, a transformational change management, leadership and executive coaching and coach training business. Jacqui has worked globally for blue-chip companies on innovative development programmes and has a special interest in the development of top female executives. She has previously worked for leading investment banks and a range of FTSE 100 companies. Jacqui has a background in law and Board level experience in HR. She is an active speaker on leadership, authenticity and women in business. Jacqui has a doctorate in Executive Anxiety and writes regularly for the CEO 'Critical Eye'.

Jacqui Grey