Cool-Headed Confidants and Cunning Consiglieri Reflect the Best, and Worst, in our Leaders Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows · United Kingdom Flag. Consiglieri. Leading from the Shadows. Richard Hytner. How to make friends, influence people and be the (second) best you can be – by being second-in-. Consiglieri has 57 ratings and 3 reviews. Antony said: A really good idea for a book (and title) – almost everyone answers to someone higher up. And ther.

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As in the great majority of today’s leadership manuals, the message of Consiglieri is that in a shadiws of relentless media scrutiny, when leaders are supposed to be transparent in everything they do, two-faced immorality of the kind Machiavelli recommended has ceased to be a profitable strategy.

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Having been tortured and exiled when the Medicis came back to power, he knew that political survival depends as much on the whim of fate — fortunaas he called it — as on good judgment. In the third section of the book, Hytner follows this conventional view and holds off from suggesting that it will ever be necessary for leaders or their advisers to act in tye that are held to be immoral.

No trivia or quizzes yet. May 31, Simon Dobson rated it really liked it. Refresh and try again. Anyone can be a leader, we believe, and with the right training anyone can be a successful consigliere.


Leadkng media coverage is a reliable indicator of public interest, however, seconds in command are currently top of the show, not the postscript but the story itself. Not some carefully curated version of yourself designed to impress friends on Facebook or to look more employable on LinkedIn, useful shortcuts though these social media provide […].

C-leaders also include coaches who inculcate practical and social skills; anchors who by acting as fearless sceptics, truth-speaking friends or professional fools, protect their leaders from dogmatism and hubris; and seekers who encourage leaders to let go of their self-image and pet projects.

Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows by Richard Hytner

This book is therefore very relevant and will offer insight for those leaders and their supporting consultants. In many organisations there remains a sometimes reluctant hero leader working in a command and control culture. Lists with This Book. Machiavelli’s The Prince was an early example of the “mirrors for princes” that existed throughout medieval and ancient times. Published June 5th by Profile Books first published May 27th These are the de The key to success lies in getting to the top.

Fartnoise Fartnoise junior rated it liked it Feb 04, By this circuitous, in-law-laden route I am pleased to say I have in my possession a refreshingly grounded book on leadership and senior team effectiveness. He argues the case that No. Order by newest oldest recommendations.

Paperbackpages. I have long known that some of my best contributions where as that right-hand person, advising, counselling, challenging and encouraging the person with ultimate accountability.


Open Preview See a Problem? Hytner makes some penetrating observations about why some people prefer to be Cs rather than As. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I therefore see this book being of use to leaders and consultants supporting all types of organisation.

But along with being extremely keading, Whitelaw came from a background and a time that enabled him to serve Thatcher in a way almost no one else could have. Whether this life in the shadows is feasible sadows politics at the present time is doubtful. Emma marked it as to-read May 09, Park Ridge Public Library added it Feb 01, I see it as a perspective on how leadership actually shows up, in reality.

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Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows

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