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The books below are written by our Faculty members.

Be the Change

Be the Change is a compilation of short essays written in a free-flowing and conversational style. These essays draw from the actual experiences of Iclif’s present and past faculty members, as well as the input and challenges faced by those who have already benefited from Iclif’s programmes. Some of the most pressing leadership-related issues affecting not only productivity but also performance are dealt with in these pages.

The Philosophy and Practice of Coaching: Insights and issues for a new era

Peter Webb brings us a stellar view of the wisdom literature and how he is applying this work in his coaching practice. He shares his passionate belief in the urgent need for wiser leaders to address the challenging issues of our time and offers two models coaches can use to bring forth greater wisdom in their clients.

Brain-BASEd Leadership

Taken from decades of research and over 60 publications, Dr Thun merges what we know about the brain and how it applies to leadership. Concepts such as brain functions, energy minimisation, and Brain-BASEd leadership matrix are woven through engaging stories of everyday leadership.

Brain-BASEd Leadership: The Models

A sequel in the Brain-Based series, Dr Thun dives deeper into the wonderment of the brain and leadership. Here he proposes three comprehensive models: B.A.S.E., S.I.M.G.A.R.D., and F.I.G.H.T. to help leaders address challenges of leading self and others. The book insightfully integrates the art and science of leadership.

Open Source Leadership

From taxi rides, hotel stays, car driving, to communicating and paying, business as usual is a thing of the past. This revolutionary model is the secret to driving profitability and growth in today’s transformed business landscape. Free and abundant information, 24/7 connectivity, and the empowerment of everyone has transformed companies into open-source organizations—and every manager must adapt to succeed. The Open Source Leadership challenges conventional thinking and explains why the most relied-upon management practices today are ineffective. It provides a new, counterintuitive model for seizing competitive edge in any industry. Backed by research in 28 countries, among other issues the book argues convincingly that “positive autocracy” must replace democratic leadership; talent and innovation are abundant not scarce; early identification of high-potentials is counter-productive; and setting employees free to do as little as they want will increase productivity.

Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders

Rajeev Peshawaria shares what it really takes to become an exceptional leader — one who not only runs the company but creates a cadre of supporters who understand the company’s goals and missions and work to embody them every day.

Developing Leadership Talent
Developing Leadership Talent

This book offers a nuts-and-bolts framework for putting in place a leadership development system that will attract and retain the best and brightest talent. Step by step, the authors explain how alignment with strategic goals and organisational purpose and effective developmental experiences are the backbone of a successful leadership programme. An authoritative and useful book, Developing Leadership Talent is an essential tool for any leadership programme.