Navigation

No products in the cart.

Pushing the boundaries

Return to Previous Page
Description

Description

A rare insight into the corridors of the world’s leading management consultancy firm – and how one man rose to the top.
● Written by one of the world’s most influential and powerful business consultants.
● McKinsey & Company is famous for the influence it has over business and governments.
● A rich and engaging story of how one man reached the heights of the consultancy profession.
● Full of fascinating and intriguing anecdotes and analyses of the role that consultants play in the world of business.

Book Details

  • Publisher: LID Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-910649-65-7
  • FORMAT: 234 x 156mm
  • Bookbinding: Hardback
  • Number of pages: 288pp

Author

herbertHerbert Henzler is the former German office head and European Chairman of McKinsey & Company. Today he is an advisor and board member of several leading companies, including Credit Suisse, FC Bayern Munich and New Silk Road.

Related Products

New! Quick View

Spike: What are You Great at?

In this groundbreaking book, René Carayol, leading business guru, top keynote speaker on Leadership and Culture, executive coach, shares the magic and simplicity of the SPIKE (Strengths Positively Identified Kick-start Excellence) philosophy. In the world of SPIKE, there are no losers anymore - everyone has something they are great at! The product of 30 years of supporting the growth and development of thousands of individuals and organizations globally, the book brings together a proven formula for personal and business development. The vital and essential ingredient of SPIKE is that everyone has at least one inherent strength. Finding those sometimes hidden strengths and energies, and then mobilizing them for your and other's benefit, is the ultimate aim of this inspiring book.
Author: René Carayol Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN:978-1-911498-52-0 FORMAT: 198 x 129mm Bookbinding: Paperback Number of pages: 304 pp
£9.99 Add to basket
New! Quick View

The Reputation Book

We are witnessing the new age of empowered customers, armed with online reviews, five-star ratings and social media, never has it been more important to manage your reputation and referrals.This book is for anyone who wants to systematically build their reputation and increase their referral sales whilst delivering a consistent and continually improving customer experience. Put together in a simple, clear, no nonsense way, with step by step instructions on what to do along the journey. The information is based on over 10 years coaching, advisory and training experience in the area of feedback, customer experience and referrals, and all the advice is underpinned by real life experience and examples ...and continued doses of common sense!
Author: Guy Arnold & Russell Wood Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN:978-1-911498-40-7 FORMAT: 180x120mm Bookbinding: Hardback Number of pages: 128 pp
£9.99 Add to basket
New! Quick View

The Conscious Effect

The Conscious Effect focuses on reconnecting leaders with both their people and themselves. It awakens the awesome potential in organizations through an emotionally intelligent, people-first approach, which places employee and leadership wellbeing at its heart, and helps leaders to become more consciously aware of what's going on within and around them. If leaders take better care of themselves and their people, they will run more socially responsible businesses that can leverage the full potential of their employees. The book weaves together practical knowledge of behavioural science so that leaders understand what to do and why it works. Author: Natasha Wallace ISBN: 978-1-912555-07-9 FORMAT: 216 x 135mm Bookbinding: Paperback Number of pages: 240 pp  
£12.99 Add to basket
New! Quick View

Powerful, Different, Equal

From Trump’s aggressive rhetoric against China, to the escalating trade war with tit for tat responses, and China’s 2025 initiative that threatens the US global leadership in advanced technologies, tensions between the US and China (the two dominant forces of today’s world) have never been higher.

This book provides a timely analysis of the US-China relationship. Each model is deeply rooted in their respective histories and cultures, with both models highly successful in achieving their main goals and highly resilient over time. It explores the core misconceptions on governance, economic, social and military issues, and the root causes of these misconceptions. If China and US could close the gap by each understanding those differences and their implications, the author argues, they could work together to overcome global issues to the benefit of all.

Author: Peter B. Walker
£19.99 Add to basket
New! Quick View

Work and Days

We may have advanced technologically and scientifically, but when it comes to raw intelligence we have progressed no further than the Greeks and the Romans. And when it comes to business and strategy, Greece and Rome could well be called the 'Mothers of Invention'. We know the Ancient Greeks and Romans through their warfare, construction, science, oratory, technology, philosophy, drama and literature. But there were businessmen too. Traders, shopkeepers wholesalers, accountants, commercial travellers and so on. In this exciting new book we encounter famous names like Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Herodotus, Euripides, Cicero, Julius Caesar and Marcus Aurelius as well as many other clever thinkers from the past whose views on how to get through the working day are so contemporary you d think they were written yesterday. You'll discover an amazing emphasis on self-development, leadership techniques, the best use of time and the importance of caring for both our physical and mental health. Each day there is a small piece of wisdom from over one hundred of the world-class strategists, proven leaders, inspirational innovators, smart writers and successful power-brokers from the period of history that first taught us how to think and then taught us to lead and manage. Author: Andy Law ISBN: 978-1-912555-10-9  FORMAT: 216x138mm Bookbinding: Paperback Number of pages: 368  
£14.99 Add to basket
New! Quick View

Beyond Default

All organizations are on a trajectory to a future: their default future. This is where they will end up if they take no action other than that currently planned. Leaders are accountable for confronting this default future and taking the actions needed to set a trajectory to an improved future. Sounds easy, but the challenge lies in understanding the forces both internal and external that determine the current trajectory. Only then can strategic opportunities be explored, a trajectory of strategic intent defined and the conditions for turning strategic intent into operational reality put in place. This book won t tell you what your strategy should be, nor does it present a multi-step approach to developing strategy. What it will do is help you understand why developing and executing strategy remains such a challenge. It will also help readers understand the role they need to play at a personal level if they are passionate about leading their organization beyond its default future.
Author: David Trafford & Peter Boggis Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN:978-1-911498-44-5 FORMAT: 234x156mm Bookbinding: Hardback Number of pages: 256 pp
£19.99 Add to basket
New! Quick View

The Soft Stuff

Most of us work, yet few of us recognise our power in those workplaces or that we can influence things there. How can those of us striving in workplaces, `unleash the power of you'? How do we start creating kinder, fairer, more productive workplaces? More fundamentally, where does the spark, the resolve actually to do something come from? How do we start to live our purpose? In this book, Matt Dean uses his recent experience of cancer to shine a light on the challenges we all face in motivating ourselves to unleash the power of us. This is a book about creating kinder, fairer, more productive workplaces. Which sets out the thoughts, principles, and tools to create a more inclusive workplace. Author: Matt Dean ISBN: 978-1-912555-23-9 FORMAT: 216x138mm Bookbinding: Paperback Number of pages: 240  
£12.99 Add to basket
New! Quick View

Perform to win

This book explores and demonstrates the transformative learning experiences that organizations and their leaders can derive from the arts. It is through the arts that we have always explored our humanity: through dance and music; art and sculpture; theatre and poetry. The arts allow us to explore our own selves and our relationship to others and to the world around us. This central role of the arts is commonly accepted in everyday life, but the implications of this are not typically extended to the world of business.The authors argues strongly that, to the contrary, the methodologies and approaches that are fundamental to performing artists of all kinds can provide exactly the kind of inspirational, people-centred and performance-related techniques that are missing from much of the typically mechanistic, systems-based and process-driven training and development of managers and executives. Technical proficiency and expertise are not enough to deliver an award-winning result; what enables a truly outstanding performance is the elusive but entirely recognizable element of artistry – the spark that transforms a technically good performance into something extraordinary.
Author: Mark Powell and Jonathan Gifford
£12.99 Add to basket
New! Quick View

Grace Under Pressure

According to most studies, public speaking is the number one fear among professionals. Most suffer from stage fright, lack of basic vocal training and/or lack of delivery technique. Such individuals seek tips and tricks in books, articles, and blogs, and assume that there's a fast and easy way for appearing eloquent and polished in front of an audience. However, these sources often fail to address the underlying issue of stage fright, and the same habitual responses to nervousness continue to plague the speaker. Grace Under Pressure solves this issue by unveiling three areas of training that great speakers use to develop their skills. In the first section, author Lisa Wentz shares techniques that she has developed to help anyone overcome inner obstacles so they can focus on developing their outward presence. The second section outlines how to best develop the physical aspects of speech, including posture, breathing, resonance, and articulation. And the third section centres on delivery: how to use pauses, word stress, and storytelling, among other techniques, to improve your performance from novice to master. This final section offers acting techniques and directorial advice that can be applied to speeches, pitches, presentations and meeting strategies. Author: Lisa Wentz ISBN: 978-0-9991871-3-5 FORMAT: 216x138 Bookbinding: Paperback Number of pages: 270  
£12.99 Add to basket
New! Quick View

Disruption Denial

We live in a world of constant change and disruption caused mainly by new technology. Yet, in business, there is widespread apathy, paralysis and confusion in many established companies in face of the obvious scope, scale, reach and pace of disruptive change. Why? Because Denial is the natural default response, given how executives’ brains function and how they are trained.
This important book examines why companies seem paralysed in the headlights of onrushing digital and other disruption. In analysing and understanding this tendency towards denial in companies, the author is then able to guide executives to begin seeing a new perspective to coping with the transformation challenge that faces them. Full of insightful case studies and lessons gained from the author’s work with leading companies, this is a hugely timely book when virtually all companies and executives must deal with the threat of disruptive change.
Author: David Guillebaud
£19.99 Add to basket
Back to top