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The Leadership Book, 2nd Edition by Mark Anderson

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Introduction to the first edition

Purpose

Anyone picking up yet another book on the subject of leadership could be forgiven for wondering if there was any point in a new one given how much has been written on the subject over the last few years. My thoughts exactly – as I contemplated just why I wanted to write this book and how I was going to approach it.

My first exposure to business leadership came in the 1980s when I was recruited as a graduate trainee to work in the publishing industry for the organisation then known as Longman. I knew nothing about the world of work, nothing about publishing and nothing about ‘running’ anything. But I worked for someone who, while they consistently mocked everything related to ‘management’, represented ...

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