Book Review | Now Lead the Change by Nick Seneca Jankel

Genre: Business & Economics

Publication date: July 8, 2020

Now Lead the Change cover

My Thoughts

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Now Lead The Change is an in-depth look at how managers can be most effective in a VUCA world marked by uncertainty and change and disruption by digital technologies. He explains why outdated management methods don’t work in today’s world anymore and how managers can use transformational leadership to lead their teams.

The language used in the book is simple, direct, and mostly jargon-free. Wherever special terms are used, the author explains in enough detail to make them easily understandable.

The book draws from a wide variety of disciplines to describe the Bio-Transformation Theory (co-developed by the author) and makes use of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to explain how transformational leadership can be applied.

I like the clean, clutter-free look of the chapters–it invites readers to dig deeper. There are many, many concepts to understand and absorb and the book is not a light or quick read by any means.

I feel it is a useful, practical guide for managers to cope with ever-changing and uncertain global conditions that impact businesses.

(I received an ARC from Reedsy Discovery in exchange for an honest review.)

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Our world is being hit by multiple crises—from Covid-19 to the climate emergency. Our organizations are having to adapt rapidly to exponential technologies and ever-changing customer needs. We all must cope with endless uncertainty, overwhelm, and threats from automation.

With our damaged and disrupted world demanding continuous transformations—in products, processes, policies, and people—only truly transformational leaders have the mindsets, skills, and tools needed to adapt constantly; and so ensure sustained success for themselves, their organizations, and our species. It is adapt or die on an unprecedented scale. The stakes could not be higher.

Now Lead The Change set out a powerful and profound—yet extremely practical—guide to mastering transformational leadership so you can lead your people, organization, and system towards a thriving, and regenerative, future.

Within is a lucid, luminous, and illustrated summary of Bio-Transformation Theory, a pioneering methodology developed over 25 years on the front lines of personal, business, and systemic change. Grounded in the latest brain science, fueled by embodied wisdom, and focused on landing change as fast as humanly possible, BTT contains 7 life-changing and world-changing insights to upgrade your consciousness at will; step up as a next-level leader; and metabolize any problem into purpose and profit.

About Nick Seneca Jankel

Nick Seneca Jankel

Nick has supported C-suite leaders from organizations as diverse as Nike, No. 10 Downing Street, Unilever, Microsoft, NHS, HSBC, and Oxfam. He has taught at Oxford, LBS, and Yale; and has been featured in The Economist, Guardian, and Financial Times. He obtained a Triple 1st Class from Cambridge.

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