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Becoming A Better Boss: Why Good Management is So Difficult by Julian Birkinshaw

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Acknowledgments

This book is the product of many conversations and interviews I have had over the last five years. I have talked to CEOs about these issues and I have talked to front-line employees with no management experience at all. I have also spent a great deal of time kicking my ideas round with colleagues and friends. Unlike some of my previous books on rather arcane subjects, this is one that everyone can relate to, so the people I have talked to are numerous. While I will do my best to acknowledge everyone who has helped me, I apologize in advance for those I have temporarily forgotten.

First I would like to thank London Business School, which provides the perfect blend of practical relevance and theoretical rigor for me to pursue a ...

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