Leaders in Transition: The Dramas of Ordinary Heroes

An international four year research study backed by Ashridge and Groupe HEC in France explodes many of the myths that surround modern management thinking about what makes new leaders successful. Using an innovative “fly on the wall” research method, a research team lived alongside leaders - and the people around them – in a range of organisations across Europe, for periods of up to two years. The researchers’ discoveries will be of keen interest to leaders and their colleagues as well as for those who recruit and develop new leaders.

Binney, G., Williams, C. & Wilke, G. (2003) Leaders In Transition: The Dramas of Ordinary Heroes, Ashridge Report