There’s a slow moving crisis taking over the corporate world—an alarm that has been sounding for decades only to be met with inaction across nearly all industries. While it’s not imminently life-threatening, like an illness or natural disaster, the threat is real and dangerous nonetheless. A threat that, if our current group of leaders is to meet it adequately, will require a revolution of their mind and will.
Leaders Deserve Better, the first book from President and CEO of Oliver Group and President and Partner of Leadership Pipeline Institute (LPI) US, Jennifer Mackin presents a startling picture of a corporate world run by ill-prepared leaders jeopardizing the livelihoods of all team members, causing emotional and psychological turmoil, and destabilizing an otherwise productive workforce; A world of leaders that don’t put people first.
“Ultimately business success is all about people success,” Mackin explains. “You can’t have one without the other. Without strong, happy, productive people in the workforce, the health of our teams, businesses, and communities, is at stake.” Through this lens, readers understand why Mackin writes with the urgency of a revolutionary—the stakes are too high to ignore.
Mackin’s people-centric approach to leadership development crystallizes in what represent the backbone of Mackin’s solution, her Four Drivers of Leader Development Success:
It’s around the nexus of these four concepts that the two part narrative of Leaders Deserve Better orbits. Importantly, Mackin’s insights don’t place blame on the individual leaders, but rather the prevailing mindset of our current business culture. The blame should be placed on a culture that’s mostly bottom line oriented, that prioritizes results today ahead of growth tomorrow, and that too often loses sight of the people behind the work and success of the business long term.
“You can start developing your leaders differently today to prepare them for tomorrow,” Mackin urges. “Please join this revolution.”Order now!
“Leadership is how we achieve an outsized influence on events and others. Good leadership is the reason. No matter what the untoward circumstances or injuries to their shortstop, some teams always finish near the top. Jennifer Mackin understands those principles. Even more importantly, Jennifer has and can teach you and your team.”
“In this revolutionary book Jennifer Mackin powerfully and accurately paints a less-than-stellar picture of the state of leadership development in the world today. Backed by research and many years of experience both in the corporate world and in running a fast-growing leadership development consultancy, Mackin has seen it all. She masterfully presents her position and then offers ground-breaking advice and practical strategies that, if followed by CEOs, senior executive teams, and heads of leadership development and talent management, will truly revolutionize this critical, non-negotiable element of every business that absolutely will determine its success. I strongly recommend Leaders Deserve Better for every CEO and executive in the world. Read it, internalize it, embrace it, and practice it and you will see your people and your business flourish—as they should!”
“Jennifer is a true leadership expert who understands the theory and the practice of leadership development. Whether a new leader or a seasoned CEO, every reader will benefit from her cautions about how we have approached this vital function. The alternative she presents is sure to help individuals and organizations build their leadership muscle.”
“Drop the mic! I loved Leaders Deserve Better and found myself nodding in agreement with this astute assessment of leadership development in the twenty-first century. Mackin reminds us that increasing revenues, retaining customers, and attracting talent don’t just manifest because the alarm clock of disruption sounds off. It will happen when leaders wake up to revolutionize and make leadership development a strategic imperative. This is a must-read manifesto for any organization committed to achieving a meaningful purpose through people.”