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FLEX: The Art and Science of Leadership in a Changing World

by Dr Jeffrey Hull

We are in the age of the post-heroic leader. Once, to move up the corporate ladder and succeed at the top, you simply had to set goals, motivate the troops, delegate to underlings, and groom a successor—probably one who looked and behaved just like you.

But this white knight has become an anachronism. Whether a person is twenty-five or fifty, if they’re leading a team now, chances are that they’re managing a kaleidoscope of people from a variety of cultures and across a range of ages, all of whom are wired together 24/7. These changing demographics and structures have led to a seismic shift in terms of the tools needed to successfully manage and grow yourself and your team within a company: charisma and strategic-thinking abilities now matter less than qualities such as vulnerability and relatability.

Based on his popular classes with Harvard Medical School physicians and New York University business students, Dr Jeffrey Hull has identified the six key elements that leaders in this new workplace need to succeed, which he calls FIERCE: Flexibility, Intentionality, Emotional Intelligence, Realness, Collaboration, and Engagement. From start-ups to universities to Fortune 500 companies, as an executive coach, Jeffrey Hull has helped leaders across the board develop the skill sets that have advanced their careers and won them accolades.

In ‘Flex’, he shares the secrets, strategies and science underlying these successes. Interweaving real-life stories with practical tips and the latest evidence-based research, he equips readers with the practical insights to help leaders and their teams thrive in today’s world.

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