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Book Shortlisted – How to Lead Smart People: Leadership for Professionals

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Møller Institute Partner Mike Mister and Arun Singh have been shortlisted in the ‘Leadership for the Future’ category of the Business Book Awards for their book “How to Lead Smart People: Leadership for Professionals” .

They were shortlisted in the ‘Leadership for the Future’ category of the Business Book Awards 

The book has also been longlisted for Management Book of the Year

Their book uses 50 simple lessons to show the reader in concise, pithy prose how to manage a team of equals with intelligence and diplomacy. Each lesson features a short introduction and example from the authors’ experience, showing you how skills can be acquired. These are then followed by 6-10 action points to implement immediately. Core leadership skills are re-evaluated for the leader of a smart team.

In many jobs people work their way up through a hierarchy, an experience that prepares them for managing a team. In some professions, such as law, individuals may find themselves managing a team of equals.

The book teaches core skills such as decision making and delegating, but also soft skills such as delivering good and bad news to team members and how to realise more general aims such as building trust and growing your team. Mike and Arun also offer advice on how to look after yourself as a team leader, how to build resilience in tough situations, but also how to develop creativity and extend your skill base so that you are constantly learning.

Mike Mister is a Partner at the Møller Institute and was formerly the Global Director for Executive Development at EY Global. He works in supporting the development of leadership and change management capability in large organisations. For over 25 years he has worked in the specialised area of professional services firms. His key areas of expertise and interest are at the intersection of strategy, commercial success and the organisation’s people agenda.

Arun Singh is has contributed on Møller Institute programmes and is a leading international business lawyer, non-executive director, corporate educator, visiting professor at UK universities and business schools and a senior government advisor with over 25 years experience. He has worked with companies from a range of sectors, professions and sovereign wealth funds in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. He was appointed an OBE for services to international trade and investment in January 1999 and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufacturers.