Author Archives: David C. Wigglesworth

8/31 – David C. Wigglesworth

August-November 2017 / Letters to Russ

I first got to know Russ at the Vision/Action ODN Conference in San Francisco. One of the results of that conference was the publication of the Bay Area ODN called Vision/Action. I was a member of its Editorial Board and Russ was the Editor. He encouraged me to write for it and provided keen editorial insights. We became friends as well as colleagues. Time and distance separated us but we still kept contact over almost forty …

5/9 – Trompenaars and Voerman. Servant Leadership Across Cultures

April- June 2014 / Leadership Emerging

booksTrompenaars, Fons and Ed Voerman. Servant Leadership Across Cultures – Harnessing the Strength of the World’s Most Powerful Management Philosophy. Infinite Ideas Ltd, Oxford, UK:2009. 190 pp.

David C. Wigglesworth

David Wigglesworth

David Wigglesworth

A quotation on the back cover of this book from Herman Whijffels of the World Bank, Washington,DC and Director of the Board for the Greenleaf Foundation states: This book is especially recommended for leaders who make decisions using their minds, but also want to

5/9 – Giannantonion and Hurley-Hanson (Eds). Extreme Leadership

April- June 2014 / Leadership Emerging

9781781002117Giannantonion, Christina M. and Aky E. Hurley-Hanson (Eds). Extreme Leadership – Leaders, Teams and Situations Outside the Norm. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK-Northampton, MA, USA. 2013.

David C. Wigglesworth

David Wigglesworth

David Wigglesworth

This is a collection of articles, as the title implies, that focus on “extreme leadership” – extreme   from obviously very different definitions since the leaders runs the gamut from Ernest Shakleton, Scott and Amundsen to Glenn Miller and Francis Ford Coppola. The bulk of the pieces …

5/9 – Vielmetter and Sell, Leadership 2030

April- June 2014 / Leadership Emerging

Georg Vielmetter9780814432754 and Yvonne Sell. Leadership 2030: The Six Megatrends You Need to Understand to Lead Your Company into the Future. AMACOM: New York, 244 pp.

David C. Wigglesworth

David Wigglesworth

David Wigglesworth

This is a two part book. The first part addresses the six megatrends that they see the world is facing and the place of leadership in this future. This comprises the bulk of the book. The final shorter section is about leadership and contrasts altrocentric

4/29 – John Bunzi, Global Domestic Politics

April- June 2014 / Leadership Emerging

Bunzi, John M. GLOBAL DOMESTIC POLITICS: A Citizen’s Guide to Running a Diverse Planet. London: International Simultaneous Policy Organisation,  2013 113pp.

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David Wigglesworth

David Wigglesworth

This is a serious book about the problems of our world and the utilization of domestic politics to make running it more effective. The author, the founder of SIMPOL, the international simultaneous policy organization, proffers an answer to these problems through binding global governance that doesn’t force nations to surrender their sovereignty. …

4/1 – Kai Hammerich and Richard D. Lewis Fish Can’t See Water: How National Cultures can Make or Break Your Corporate Strategy.

April- June 2014 / Leadership Emerging

Hammerich, Kai and Richard D. Lewis Fish Can’t See Water: How National Cultures can Make or Break Your Corporate Strategy. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Chichester, UK 297pp. .

David C. Wigglesworth

Fish-Cant-See-Water

David Wigglesworth

David Wigglesworth

This book seems to be an amalgam in which the authors have great difficulty in making the parts stick together. The parts that deal with culture appear to have been extracted from Lewis’s When Cultures Collide and focus on his theory …