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As One
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published February 3rd 2011 by Portfolio
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Abhishek Shekhar
Oct 23, 2016 rated it liked it
The book is detailed and through with examples and case studies but the eight archetypes defined in book for leaders and followers are difficult to apply. I wish there was a matrix or checklist which could help reader to identify the archetypes while they are being described in the case studies. Nevertheless the approach sets out new way to meet team goals.
Nick Woodall
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As One is one of those business books that simply needs to be required reading in college, and especially by every leader that is running a business or organization today. Well-organized, thoroughly researched, and peppered with stories that will enlighten and inspire. The diagnostic questions at the end of each chapter are not only relevant, but beautifully designed to lead the reader into an analysis of his/her leadership style. I highly recommend this one!
Dec 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was an amazing book about working better together in the workplace. The former CEO of Deliotte & Touche, James Quigley and his colleague Mehrdad Baghai have compiled a book that categorizes 8 different archetypes of how organizations work together. They are as follows:
1. Landlord & Tenants
2. Community Organizer & Volunteers
3. Conductor & Orchestra
4. Producer & Creative Team
5. General & Soldiers
6. Architect & Builders
7. Captain & Sports Team
8. Senator & Citizens

Some are top-down directed an
Jan 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Do you want to learn more about being an effective leader? This is a fascinating book on leadership. There are many leadership styles, and certain situations are more suited to one style over another. Filled with stunning graphics and countless case studies, this book illustrates various forms of leadership and when best to use them.

Fascinating read, and very instructive!

[ of the authors is my dad--and he's a leadership genius! But I may be biased...]
Paul W
Jan 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: business, leadership
Getting large numbers of individuals to work together effectively to achieve a shared purpose is a challenge many business leaders face. This book, co-authored by Mehrdad Baghai, a strategic adviser to Deloitte, and Jim Quigley, Deloitte's Global CEO, outlines a language which helps organisations address challenges in strategy execution.
There are case studies, research notes and further information at
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
getAbstract strongly recommends this expansive, beautifully produced, hugely entertaining book about leaders and followers. Management consultant Mehrdad Baghai and former Deloitte global CEO James Quigley, writing with top Deloitte managers, relate widely diverse stories to show how leaders interact with followers. They draw eight leadership models of collaboration – each of which is proven to work in the right circumstances, and each of which can be applied to organizations today.
Dr. Curtis
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a great book for all levels of leadership. The authors share varied styles of leadership that are easy to compare to ones type of leadership style. The stories that align with the styles of leadership are inspirational and very thought provoking. A must read.
Feb 03, 2016 added it
Eight models of how leaders and followers interact effectively. There's nothing too new in here but it's not a bad read for someone new to leadership models. ...more
Abigail Sarah Brody
Mar 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Excellent guide about group and team dynamics in companies—food for thought.
Apr 21, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: business
I only skimmed this, but it I found the short examples were more interesting than thinking about the different organization types. Very text book feel, but quick reading.
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Mehrdad Baghai is a Principal in the Sydney and Toronto offices of McKinsey & Company, and co-leader of the firm's world-wide growth practice. ...more

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