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The Fish Rots From The Head: The Crisis in our Boardrooms: Developing the Crucial Skills of the Competent Director by Bob Garratt

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4Acknowledgements for previous editions

First edition

This book completes a trilogy. I would like to thank Helen Fraser of Fontana (now HarperCollins) for commissioning the first – The Learning Organisation: and the need for directors who think (1986); Phoebe Kynaston of Director Books for persuading me to create a special version for the Institute of Directors – Creating A Learning Organisation: A guide to leadership, learning and development (1990), which became Learning to Lead (1991) in the HarperCollins series; Lucinda McNeile, who commissioned The Fish Rots from the Head (1996) and who ensured that all three books are in print, and Juliet Van Oss for being such a constructive editor.

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