• It has become something of a taboo in our society to say you don’t want to be a leader — especially if you are one. Richard Hytner, a former CEO at the global advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi, experienced it firsthand and is trying to break that stigma.

    - Lillian Cunningham, Editor, On Leadership, The Washington Post
  • Hytner notes that talent development, for example, is crucial to companies now, so the lack of a great track record for hiring, inspiring, and keeping star employees sometimes trips up aspiring CEOs.

    - Anne Fisher, Fortune Magazine
  • He argues convincingly that a great team of a chief executive and a number two is a more successful proposition than a solitary leader. Mr Hytner describes the various types of consiglieri – lodestones, educators, anchors and deliverers, according to his segmentation.

    - Luke Johnson, Financial Times
  • Richard Hytner, deputy chairman of London-based advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi, thinks corporate understudies are too often overlooked. He’s set out to burnish the reputation of the second-in-command…

    - Adam Auriemma, the Wall Street Journal
  • It’s a trove of advice about how to be a great deputy and principal adviser, a calling that has brought out the best in people as varied and admirable as Warren Buffett’s Charlie Munger, Anna Wintour’s Grace Coddington, Abraham Lincoln’s William Seward, and Henry VIII’s Thomas Cromwell.

    - Frederick E. Allen, Forbes

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Consiglieri Shortlisted on Best Books of 2014 – The Guardian

Consiglieri Shortlisted on Best Books of 2014 – The Guardian

The Observer via The Guardian – The UK release of Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows was selected as a best book of 2014. Some may question the  objectivity of the selection by Nicholas Hytner, Director of London’s National Theatre. The author refuses to countenance that brotherly love played any part in the pick. Consiglieri featured in a gripping list that included  Tennessee Williams and Michael Lewis. And, as a whole the picks are simultaneously a retrospective of must reads from the year, as well as a wish list for under the Christmas tree.

View the complete list on theguardian.com

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