Date of release: Friday, May 22, 2015

Reframing the Leadership LandscapeIn an uncertain and complex world, leaders should not only respond to the speed of change, but anticipate it.

That's the theme of a new book co-written by University of Greenwich academic Dr Roger Hayes, which is 'providing business leaders with guidance and inspiration' according to the Institute of Directors.

Dr Hayes, a Visiting Lecturer in Public Relations at the university's Business School, says: "Anticipating change and being ahead of the game is difficult when there are so many simultaneous disruptive forces.

"Organisations are subject to ever increasing scrutiny from multiple internal and external stakeholders in a less trusting and more transparent world. Therefore, leaders must adapt to a changing ecosystem in which the biggest challenges cross boundaries of the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, and require close collaboration.

"Despite advances in business education in terms of supply and choices, leaders need life-long learning so as to become more multi-disciplinary as they navigate and negotiate this new terrain."

Reframing the Leadership Landscape: Creating a Culture of Collaboration, published by Gower this month, has already found glowing praise in the reviews. 'This book provides business leaders with guidance and inspiration on how to nurture a culture which can help build trust in business', writes Dr Roger Barker, Director of Corporate Governance and Professional Standards, Institute of Directors.

David Nicol, Chief Executive Officer, Brewin Dolphin Limited UK, adds: "In the complex context in which companies now operate, leaders must leave their comfort zones and become more multi-disciplinary, requiring new skills and approaches. This book tries to draw the threads together, while also raising relevant questions about sustainable wealth creation and the need for a more collaborative capitalism.'

A leading communications and public affairs professional with 30 years' experience in trade associations, corporations and consultancies, Dr Hayes started his career as a Reuters correspondent in Paris. He is now a senior counsellor with global consulting firm APCO Worldwide in London, for which he has also worked in South Africa and India. He is an adviser to the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce, and is a Visiting Fellow at Henley Business School

His co-author, Dr Reginald Watts, was for many years the UK CEO of global consulting firm Burson-Marsteller and a member of their international board in New York.

For more details on the book, including how to order: www.gowerpublishing.com

To find out more about studying with the university's Business School: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculty/business

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