The best leaders don’t shout
How to engage your people, manage millennials and get things done.
In The Best Leaders Don’t Shout five time CEO Bruce Cotterill shares the lessons he learned fixing broken businesses and rebuilding shattered teams. In this jargon free book and enlightened pathway to improving business performance, Bruce tells memorable stories and shares simple tools, lists and templates, summaries and questions that will help everyone from CEOs to team leaders to build better workplaces, more engaged teams, and happier customers.
Once you read this book, you’ll want a copy for each and every person on your leadership team. Your people will thank you, and so will your customers, and bank manager.
This is a very powerful book filled with laser-focused insights on how to lead an organisation to great success. It is one of the few business books I would consider a must read.
John Spence – USA Top 100 Business Thought Leader
3000 copies sold – Do you aspire to be a better leader?
Inspiring leaders and managers to build champion teams and customers for life.
As a five time CEO and current Company Chairman and Director, Bruce is a proven transformation leader with extensive experience across a range of industries including real estate, media, financial services, technology and retail. He is a passionate leader of change, and he believes that better leadership is critical to improving business performance through people.
His various achievements include:
- Led real estate giant Colliers out of the 1990’s property recession;
- In six months took a single product from losing $600,000 per year to a $2.2 million profit;
- Also led Kerry Packer’s ACP Media, and iconic NZ company Canterbury International;
- Oversaw the largest debt restructure in NZ corporate history – $1.8 billion at Yellow Pages Group;
- Has made over 1,500 speeches and presentations in NZ, Australia, Asia, UK and USA.
Bruce is now a professional director with a portfolio comprising six boards, is a highly regarded advisor to business leaders, and is one of Australasia’s leading conference keynote speakers.
Bruce Cotterill’s Blog
I just did a Google images search. I typed “Board of Directors” into the search line. Immediately, as we have come to expect, my screen lit up with hundreds of photos. In this case the photos are of men in suits. They are mostly sitting around oversized tables or standing in line posing for the Company photo. Oh, and occasionally, there is a woman. I then went to my favourite photos site and searched “Women on Boards”. Guess what came up? Surfing pictures.
There are signs that the next financial crisis may be looming. Bruce Cotterill offers 5 simple steps to help you and your business to prepare.
1. Do you have the right people?
2. Keep your external advisers close
3. Make sure your customers feel valued
4. Listen to those at the coalface
5. Invite and listen to feedback – even when it hurts.
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Last week I sat with a small management team at a software company, discussing their plans. These people are moderately successful but are wanting to take their business to another level. Like many mid sized business entrepreneurs, they are not sure how to do so.
It began quite simply! I asked, “what do you think your clients think of you?” For the first time, the room went silent. Not because their client relationships are bad, but because they didn’t know.