• It has become something of a taboo in our society to say you don't want to be a leader — especially if you are one. Richard Hytner, a former CEO at the global advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi, experienced it firsthand and is trying to break that stigma.- Lillian Cunningham, Editor, On Leadership, The Washington Post
  • Hytner notes that talent development, for example, is crucial to companies now, so the lack of a great track record for hiring, inspiring, and keeping star employees sometimes trips up aspiring CEOs.- Anne Fisher, Fortune Magazine
  • He argues convincingly that a great team of a chief executive and a number two is a more successful proposition than a solitary leader. Mr Hytner describes the various types of consiglieri – lodestones, educators, anchors and deliverers, according to his segmentation.- Luke Johnson, Financial Times
  • Richard Hytner, deputy chairman of London-based advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi, thinks corporate understudies are too often overlooked. He’s set out to burnish the reputation of the second-in-command...- Adam Auriemma, the Wall Street Journal
  • It’s a trove of advice about how to be a great deputy and principal adviser, a calling that has brought out the best in people as varied and admirable as Warren Buffett’s Charlie Munger, Anna Wintour’s Grace Coddington, Abraham Lincoln’s William Seward, and Henry VIII’s Thomas Cromwell.- Frederick E. Allen, Forbes

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Consiglieri makes WOB UK’s “3 to read for the summer”

Consiglieri makes WOB UK’s “3 to read for the summer”

Rowena Ironside, Chair of Women on Boards organisation, lists Richard Hytner’s book Consiglieri: Leading from The Shadows in the “3 to read” summer list for women executives. Rowena has been the Chair of WOB UK from its start over two years ago–an enterprise is dedicated to building the pool of female role models, increasing the transparency of the board recruitment process, and advocating around issues affecting women and leadership.

“If you know you could do the top job but are happy not being in the spotlight, you will recognise yourself in this book, an insightful articulation of the relationship between the “top dog” and those around him (or her) – who are critical to the success of the organisation.” – Rowena Ironside


See the full “3 to read” list on womenonboards.co.uk/

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