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  • Published: 4 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241473504
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $37.00

Leading Without Authority

Why You Don't Need To Be In Charge to Inspire Others and Make Change Happen




The bestselling author of Never Eat Alone reveals a new management approach for the 21st century - that every one of us can be a leader in our jobs, on our teams, in our companies and in our lives, whatever our titles

The world of work is changing at an unprecedented rate leaving many organisations struggling to cope. At a time when constant innovation, agility, and speed often mean the difference between success and failure, we can no longer afford to waste time navigating the complex bureaucracy present in most companies.


The #1 New York Times bestselling author Keith Ferrazzi argues that in times like these the ability to lead without authority is the essential workplace competency. Leading Without Authority reveals the secret to getting those around you to collaborate and cooperate to reach their full potential, whatever your title. The answer involves a shift in mindset that Ferrazzi calls co-elevation - working to elevate those around us. And you don't have to have formal authority, or direct reports, to utilize the co-elevation process. In fact, you can take initial steps forward without the other person even being aware of your efforts.

Drawing on a decade of research and over thirty years helping CEOs and senior leaders drive innovation and build high-performing teams Ferrazzi reveals how we can all transform our business and our relationships with the people around us. The result is a new roadmap for thriving amid the disruptive pressures afflicting every industry.

  • Published: 4 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241473504
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $37.00

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Praise for Leading Without Authority

The must-read guidebook for radical transformation. Keith Ferrazzi's concept of co-elevation provides an actionable methodology for any team to thrive during the decade of exponential change ahead

Peter H. Diamandis, founder of XPRIZE and Singularity University, bestselling co-author of Abundance, Bold, and The Future Is Faster Than You Think

Ferrazzi is breaking new ground in defining what leadership can mean in the emerging world of work. He shows that humility, curiosity, and candor can serve as the connective tissue binding us to our mission, to one another, and to a sense of purpose larger than ourselves

Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global

I'm excited to bring 'co-elevation' (as a new word, as a new book, and as a concept) to Zappos to help bring our culture and our business to the next level

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness

Ferrazzi brilliantly shows how building mutually beneficial partnerships marks the future of all work, and demonstrates how anyone can lead if they're willing to make themselves vulnerable and put the project mission and their partners first, turf and hierarchy last

Kristin Yetto, chief people officer at eBay

A brilliant, unique approach to building relationship capital by creating trusting and lasting human connection, not merely digital contact-inside and outside your company

Peter Guber, co-owner of the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Los Angeles FC

A masterful guide to thriving in today's very weird workplace . . . Get this right, and it doesn't matter that the business world is roiled by change and disruption

Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof, New York Times bestselling author of The Bulletproof Diet

Ferrazzi has gone into the trenches to figure out what it really takes to empower people and make teams more than the sum of their parts. This book will be a staple in every leader's library

Adam Grant, host of the TED podcast WorkLife, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals

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