The book benefits hugely from conversations with leaders in a range of sectors and countries. I am indebted to all those with whom I have been able to discuss themes in the book.
I am grateful to Sylvo Thijsen, the Chief Executive of Grontmij, an international design and engineering consultancy company, who has helped stimulate my thinking on how best to thrive at work and written the foreword to the book.
Jackie Tookey and Helen Burtenshaw have provided superb practical help in getting to a final manuscript and always been positive about this book.
My colleagues at Praesta Partners who have been a constant source of encouragement and common sense. Martin Liu has been an excellent editor to work with.
Frances, my wife, has shown ...