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Thinkers 50: Future Thinkers: New Thinking on Leadership, Strategy and Innovation for the 21st Century by Des Dearlove, Stuart Crainer

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CHAPTER 2

The Reinvention of Leadership

Few subjects have attracted as much attention over recent years as leadership. We have interviewed an explorer, a chef, a football player, a soccer coach, a pizza chef, a brain surgeon, a rugby legend, the developer of the world’s fastest supercomputer, and a host of other entrepreneurs and senior executives on this subject.

Leadership, it seems, is universal. Gianfranco Zola, the former Italian international soccer player and Chelsea legend turned manager, summed it up when he told us: “No matter what you do, whether you are a footballer, a banker, a politician, or whatever, it is always the same. We are all human beings; we change the way we dress, but we are all human beings and the dynamics within a ...

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