From Battlefield to Boardroom, making the difference through values based leadership is the new book by Zulu’s Managing Director Ivan Yardley. Written in conjunction with Professor Andrew Kakabadse and Professor Derrick Neil two leading academics from Cranfield University this book provides a valuable insight into how the military have selected leaders, adopted decision making and evolved cultures that are robust and sustainable even in the most challenging environments.
The book based on extensive research and personal experience offers the business practitioner a valuable first hand usable guide to how to improve performance at every level of business. This is what some people have said about the book: “Delivering successful outcomes in military operations or commercial business is all about the empowerment of leaders at all levels and the identification and acceptance of the shared risks that such empowerment entails.
"This very readable book is all about how that empowerment is made to work in the British military with the underpinning importance of a value-based leadership culture and how it can be translated effectively into the business environment.” General (Retd) Sir Kevin O’Donoghue KCB, CBE Former Chief of Defence Materiel, UK Ministry of Defence
“From Battlefield to Boardroom is full of well-written stories and insights into effective leadership - key reading for current and aspiring leaders in today’s increasingly connected and transparent world.” Rosemary Howard, Executive Director and Conjoint Professor, AGSM Executive Education, Australian School of Business, the University of New South Wales
“This book makes an important contribution to understanding links between strategic environments and operational activities. The velocity of change in all aspects of society is creating both opportunities and risks that can overwhelm present leadership and management structures. The authors show how the agility and decentralisation of the military’s ‘mission command’ concepts can help leaders align social cultures and Western values with the increasingly dynamic global knowledge landscape. This is valuable reading for anyone interested in helping their organisations navigate a future filled with complexity, chaos and surprise.” Dr. Linton Wells II Director, Centre for Technology and National Security