Manley Hopkinson was schooled on leadership through a mix of practical and academic: as an Officer in the Royal Navy and the Royal Hong Kong Police, as a skipper in the BT Global Challenge round the world yacht race, winning the first skiing race to the Magnetic North Pole (The Polar Race), and as an 'inspiring leadership catalyst' to businesses and organisations worldwide including the ATLAS Consortium and HP Defence UK. Manley is also a professional speaker who has inspired audiences around the world with his tales of battling the high seas and high latitudes. Through these powerful stories he draws out the lessons on leadership, relationships and team work in a manner that has a direct impact on everyday life.
Forcing compliance is easy. Anyone can 'make' another do a task or a job. It will get done, but when, and to what standard? High Performance and, more importantly, sustained high performance can only come from being engaged and committed to the job in hand. This book will introduce you to the art of compassionate leadership - the art of getting the best for and out of people through the fulfilment of self-worth in order to gain commitment from your team rather than their compliance. It aims to show leaders how to give their teams a real sense of purpose and direction in order to motivate and inspire them to perform at a high level. To illustrate his message, author Manley Hopkinson draws on his background as a board member of companies including ATLAS Consortium and Hewlett Packard Defence UK, his career as an inspirational speaker and his adventure experiences as team leader in the BT Global Challenge (a round the world yacht race) and The Polar Race (an expedition style race to the Magnetic North Pole).