Leadership Results is a must-read for anyone wanting to take their self-leadership, and the leadership capacity of their organization, to the next level.
By reading this book you will learn how to:
- Develop yourself as adaptive and authentic leader
- Boost employee engagement across your team and organisation
- Build your organisation’s-wide leadership capability to deliver extraordinary performance and real business results
What Are The Experts Saying?
Sebastian Salicru has written a delightful book, full of inspiration and practical advice. He appreciates that you can’t be a leader without any followers, and properly asserts that the heart of leadership is the relationship between those who lead and those who would willingly follow. I loved the examples and stories, which make the book come alive, and valued the well-documented research to support his insights.
PhD, Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, and author of The Leadership Challenge
Turning uncertainty to deeper understanding and ambiguity to agility are two big challenges of leadership today. Sebastian’s book, Leadership Results, give you the profound and pragmatic tools to meet these challenges.
Korn Ferry, CEO & Executive Development Best-Selling Author of Leadership from the Inside Out, and The Pause Principle.
Leadership Results pulls together leadership wisdom from a remarkably inclusive set of thinkers and doers, and the result is an engaging and useful book to enhance the effectiveness of leaders in any sector. Illuminating the most powerful tool of the leader, Salicru distinguishes between the language of action and the language of possibility. In short, leadership is ultimately relational, and language is the material upon which relationships are built. The book offers simple exercises to practice and deepen the reader’s leadership effectiveness.
Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School, Author, Building the future: Big Teaming for Audacious Innovation
As Sebastian Salicru demonstrates in his thoughtful new book, Leadership Results, it is relationships that are of paramount importance. No matter what the company, success depends on the psychological wellbeing of those who work there. Salicru makes a convincing case that the successful leader knows how to foster the successful relationships that drive organizations.
Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, Author of Mindfulness
Salicru has performed an enormous service and a prodigious feat of intellectual dexterity by mining the exhaustive canon of writing and research on leadership to create a holistic, synthesized yet original theory, assessment tool, and practice which will be an invaluable resource for anyone who seeks to make progress on daunting challenges in the world, the workplace, or even personally. His core insight that leadership is at its essence a relational activity is an important and timely note of reality, especially for the times in which we live, when the seemingly intractable challenges communities face can lead to a yearning for authoritarian saviors who promise more than they can deliver.
faculty, Harvard Kennedy School
If you want a comprehensive view of the leadership literature and how to create adaptive leaders for ever changing workplace, Leadership Results is that book. It is highly readable, practical and thorough and a must if you want to understand what leadership is all about.
ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
Amidst a dearth of innovative leadership literature, this book is a gem. Referencing grounded theory, the reader is guided towards new models of collective leadership with a focus on performance and results. In an age where leadership seems to be regressing towards the charismatic, Sebastian presents a compelling and progressive model for the 21st century.
Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD Business
In this book Sebastian Salicru skilfully weaves together a rich tapestry of theory, research, examples and personal experience to provide a thoughtful yet practical guide for leadership practitioners, students, scholars and developers. It is a timely and compelling call to action that encourages the reader to reflect on their prior learning and experience, embrace new ideas, discard out-dated practices, and to work collaboratively to build a better future.
Professor of Leadership and Management Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Finally, an evidence based book on leadership has been written for managers as opposed to scholars. This highly readable book for the public makes clear what leaders must do in their respective organizations to bring about a high performing workforce.
Secretary of State Professor of Organizational Effectiveness Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Sebastian’s deep understanding of leadership behaviour is unique an impactful. This is a very inspirational book that addresses the leadership crisis and its failure in developing trust, motivation, and effectiveness to bring out the best in self and others. In a world of relentless change and uncertainty, Sebastian has clearly hit the mark. All leaders must understand and do what he is emphasizing to be truly effective. His ideas are thought-provoking, timely, and daring – a must-read for every leader.
Ph.D Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland, Bestselling Author of Hostage at the Table and Care to Dare
Leadership Results will challenge every leader’s thinking about what effective leadership really is. Sebastian Salicru makes clear that we are experiencing a leadership crisis like we have never known before and he urges us to become part of a movement to overcome that crisis. In detail, he eloquently outlines how leaders can become strong performers who are adaptive to new circumstances in their global operating contexts. A must read for anyone with even a remote interest in leading into the future.
FAIM FACE, Chief Executive Office, Australian Institute of Management WA
The book reveals several important insights about the nature and evolution of human beings and why leadership is relational, contextual and as ever evolving as we who practice it. It’s inspirational with a clear message. This evidence-based book uses a systematic research-based approach in building the arguments and in describing the thinking behind the leadership results framework. Readers who appreciate scientific and evidence based-books will like this – it’s a complete guide to leadership as a discipline and how leaders can elevate their own capacity and quality in practicing it.
PsychDr, Head of Culture and Organization Development, Nokia
A great read. In Leadership Results, Sebastian addresses the challenges of leadership and provides valuable insights and tools to help leaders at all levels of an organisation. Leadership is a critical factor in so many roles in today’s organisations as the complexity of operations, the removal of geographic borders and the ability to create value challenges many companies. Sebastian’s data driven analysis, supported by real and diverse experiences, makes this book a great reference point for anyone looking to take on the leadership challenge.
Chief Executive Officer, EduCo International Group
A compelling view of leadership as social performance. Timely, relevant and full of insights.
CEO of Distinctive Performance and contributor to INSEAD Knowledge
About the Author: Sebastian Salicru
Sebastian is a business psychologist, specialising in leadership and organisational development. He is the Director of PTS Consultants, an Associate of Melbourne Business School – Executive Education, and Fellow of the Institute of Coaching (McLean/Harvard Medical School).
With over 20 years of experience working across sectors and industries with some of the top Fortune Global 500 companies in Australia, USA, Europe, UAE, China and Singapore, Sebastian helps organisations to build the leadership capacity required to successfully navigate change and thrive in an increasingly demanding global economy where hyper-complexity and adaptive challenges are the new normal. He also assists emerging and high potential leaders to unleash their leadership potential.
As a thought leader and author, Sebastian regularly presents at national and international conferences and industry events on the latest developments on leadership. His latest publications include two peer reviewed articles in the Journal of Business Strategy and OD Practitioner, and two book chapters on Global Leadership.
Sebastian’s passion is moving from opinion-based discussions to evidence-based solutions by developing best practices. His uniqueness lies in his ability to apply them creatively to take his clients to the next level.
In addition to being a registered psychologist, Sebastian holds a Master of Creativity & Change Leadership from State University of New York, and a Master of Management Research from UWA Business School at the University of Western Australia; he is also a graduate of the ‘Art and Practice of Leadership Development’ program at Harvard Kennedy School. Sebastian is a PhD candidate at University of Technology Sydney.