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Not Doing explores how we can be even more effective when we cease to struggle.

From the award-winning authors of Not Knowing (Best Management Book of the Year).

Using provocative ideas from diverse fields such as music, dance, elite sport, business and neuroscience.

Case studies and examples that create sustainable results by using principles such as ‘active surrender’, ‘fluidity’ and ‘grace’..

BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: LID Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-911498-49-0

FORMAT: 216x138mm

Bookbinding: Paperback

Number of pages: 292


AUTHORS

Steven D’Souza is an international consultant, writer, executive coach and educator. He is an Associate Fellow at Said Business School, University of Oxford, an Associate Professor of Leadership at IE Business School, Madrid, and a Leadership Consultant and Coach at INSEAD. Steven is the author or co-author of three bestselling books, ‘Made In Britain’, ‘Brilliant Networking’ (Prentice Hall) and the award-winning ‘Not Knowing’ (LID Publishing). Steven is the founder and Director of Deeper Learning Ltd, a global executive education consultancy. Diana is a consultant, teacher, and writer. She helps individuals and organizations navigate uncertainty and make progress on complex challenges. Diana is the co-author of ‘Not Knowing’, which was named Book of the Year by the Chartered Management Institute in 2015. She is the director and co-founder of the Uncharted Leadership Institute and the creator of Not Knowing Lab. She is also an associate with Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, and adjunct lecturer with the University of Adelaide.


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Not Doing is a book that can help minimise effort. It encourages letting things be and also letting things come, rather than over-striving.

Jonathan Gosling, Emeritus Professor of Leadership, University of Exeter; Visiting Professor, School of Philosophy, Renmin People’s University, Beijing, China

Reading this book offered a tremendous opportunity for self-reflection and self-questioning. It provides much stimulus to think about yourself and others you love and care for in a new and enriching way.

Anna Simioni, Executive Director, The Boston Consulting Group

Many leaders today are sensing that, despite working hard, something is not right. Globalisation, digital technologies such as automation and AI, and pressures to find new sources of profitable growth are causing many leaders to work faster – but in many cases not creating the right outcomes. This book recognises these challenges and approaches them from what could be a non-intuitive perspective. Full of case studies, research and perspectives, it guides the reader to stop, step back and review how they are living their life. I can recommend it to anyone whose foot is hard down on the accelerator and feels that something is unsustainable.

Dr Andrew White, Associate Dean for Executive Education, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

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