26 September 2023


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Reviewed by Rama Gaind.

By Rebecca Houghton, Bookpod, $29.95.

Even though we’re all busy, there are ways we can manage our time and our diary. In fact by following 10 key tools, Impact explains how you can level up your B-Suite game to have greater impact.

Houghton draws on extensive experience to provide a practical guide to raise your leadership. She is a leading advocate of the importance of modern B-Suite leadership – middle managers who can lead from the middle in today’s complex, fast-paced and paradoxical world of work. They are the ‘glue that holds organisations together, translating strategy into action and creating high performing workforces’.

However, the B-Suite is stretched thin. They are too junior to be ‘in the room’, yet senior enough to be looked up to by their team. They are expected to provide information, decisions and direction and often have little to go on.

The first of two parts sets the scene about B-Site leadership. You’ll get a clear handle on what impact means at this level and the way it matters. If you’re short on time and want to cut to the chase, then the questionnaire at the end of Part One will help you to identify which actions are most appropriate to you right now. Part Two is where you’ll find those promised, practical ideas.

Her passion is helping to evolve how leaders think, take action and relate to others, working with leaders and leadership teams to achieve greater impact. Clearly written and filled with actionable advice, Impact empowers readers with the skills needed to increase their influence in the workplace.

We have two copies of Impact to give away if you correctly tell us how many ways are there to level up your leadership for greater impact. Entries should be sent to [email protected] by Monday, 13 September 2021. Names of the winners will be announced in Frank Cassidy’s PS-sssst…! column on 14 September 2021.

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