• 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

Media Article

The Guardian: Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows – Book of The Week

The Guardian: <em>Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows</em> – Book of The Week

In this review, John Gray explores the power behind the throne through different leadership archetypes described in Richard Hytner’s Consiglieri: Leading from The Shadows. Gray analyzes, section by section, the historical and contemporary leadership examples cited by Hytner, as they are found across geographies and industries.  What makes an A leader? What makes a C leader? The Guardian reviewer cites the bulk of the book’s taxonomical study of leadership breeds – who they were throughout history and where we can find them today.

Read full article at theguardian.com

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