Connectedness: Leadership for a Changing World, is based on a newly extended transformational leadership model, and the book considers how leaders can connect with others by caring, inspiring, appreciating, developing and empowering. It also considers how balance can be achieved between doing the right thing for the business (effective management) and doing them in the right way for people (leadership principles). By establishing a transformational environment for teams, projects or organizations, our human need to contribute and succeed can be harnessed.
Designed as a management textbook, many key business and organizational concepts are reviewed and applied to challenges in the 21st century. What is different is the shift from a traditional, hierarchic notion of control, to values of trust and fulfilment that can be applied equally well in small teams, virtual teams and global corporations. This shift can also be applied equally well by individual managers, project leaders or senior executives with the desire and imagination to create a shared sense of purpose.