Summary of As One

Individual Action, Collective Power

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As One book summary
One size doesn’t fit all, especially when it comes to new paradigms for 21st-century leaders.


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getAbstract strongly recommends this expansive, beautifully produced, hugely entertaining book about leaders and followers. Management consultant Mehrdad Baghai and former Deloitte global CEO James Quigley, writing with top Deloitte managers, relate widely diverse stories to show how leaders interact with followers. They draw eight leadership models of collaboration – each of which is proven to work in the right circumstances, and each of which can be applied to organizations today.

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  • What “As One” collective leadership means and
  • How As One archetypes work as seen in models of successful collective leadership.


“As One”
Research and discussion about leadership skills tend to center on a leader’s qualities and to pay little attention to followers and what motivates them to contribute and succeed. Firms are likely to fail when they suffer a “disconnect” between leadership styles and strategic goals...
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About the Authors

James Quigley is CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu; Ainar Aijala heads its consultancy. Mehrdad Baghai is managing director of Alchemy Growth Partners in Australia, where Gerhard Vorster is Deloitte’s chief strategy officer. Sabri Challah is vice chairman of Deloitte UK.

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