‘Backstage Leadership: The Invisible Do the job of Hugely Efficient Leaders’, by Charles Galunic
The late organisational theorist James March, who occurred to instruct Charles Galunic at Stanford, used to say that management was a sensitive mixture of “poetry and plumbing”.
Galunic’s book does not neglect the poetry. He writes nicely about the duty of leaders to set powerful visions for their teams and promote them when in the glare of the general public spotlight. But his emphasis is on the prosaic plumbing and electrics. The “creating, keeping and integrating” of elementary procedures such as acquiring expertise, crafting culture, managing contradictions — “are the crucial, albeit backstage, in some cases invisible, do the job of business enterprise leaders”.
This is not a book about how to tackle the individual issues of taking care of out of a pandemic or as a result of a recession — it was written just