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'The most unlikely of people, in the most improbable of circumstances, can become extraordinary.'

The Promises of Giants is an exploration of the practices and behaviours that define transformational leadership. It is a challenge, not only to those in named positions of power but to anyone who aspires to make a difference in their environment. A challenge to act decisively to influence the world in a positive way.

From socio-political chaos and workplace disruption to the climate change crisis, we have never needed people with the skill and will to collaborate to create a better world more than now. We need people who are willing to fill the leadership void. People who will embrace the influence they have. People who believe in improving society and workplace culture - not only because it makes life better, but because it is proven to yield positive results. 

We need more leaders.  

The Promises of Giants is a challenge to anyone who aspires to make a difference in their environment. Over 14 promises, it seamlessly intertwines personal anecdotes and workplace and social observation with the latest research, to provide practical, proven tips and strategies to empower you to maximise your own potential and inspire others. It is not a self-help book. It is a how-to guide for winning, rooted in the belief that the most unlikely of people, in the most improbable of circumstances, can become extraordinary.

John Amaechi well understands the responsibilities and potential that come with being a giant. The Promises of Giants is the product of a lifetime spent observing and studying effective leadership - from accompanying his mother's visits to her dying patients to competing at the highest levels of professional sport, through two decades of management consulting with multinational corporations. These experiences have shown that everyone has the ability to act decisively to influence the world in a positive way. Everyone is a giant to someone.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 

©2021 John Amaechi (P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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"This is one of the most powerful books ever written about leadership." (Adam Grant, number one New York Times best-selling author of Think Again and host of the TED podcast WorkLife)

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Perspective advice sourced from real life insight and education. Absolutely inspiring. truly I must read (listen).

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  • 07-27-21

Often moving. Occasionally funny. Totally brilliant.

If, like me, you have an interest in the challenges of leadership you will recognise much of the scientific research that is cited here. However this book is more than a well-curated collection. Amaechi adds some of his own tools, exercises and most importantly life experiences. It is beautifully written, superbly narrated and I imagine completely undersold by the sales copy. I was stuck on a hot stationary train when I remembered my pre-ordered copy of this audiobook was available. The time then flew past and I devoured the rest of the book the same weekend. I have not done that before. I intend to order the paper version as well which is easier to flick through to find specific sections. I have done that before - a few times, but not often.

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  • UniqueMsBola
  • 07-25-21

Engaging, Enlightening & Evocative.

THE PROMISE OF GIANTS is engaging & enlightening evocative. The author challenged set ideas & values on leadership and makes you think again. The prowess with which he delivered the wisdom & introspection fills me with optimism.
This book is uplifting, inspiring & gives hope.

I am loving the Audible version.
John Amaechi's voice is like comfort blanket, yes, it eases me off to sleep.

John, thank you for this mastery. It was great to meet your mother Dr. Wendy Amaechi.
Ps. You have Stone Henge a whole different meaning.