Bloomsbury to Publish Leadership Intelligence The 5Qs for Thriving as a Leader by Andrew Kakabadse & Ali Qassim Jawad

Outlines how leaders can develop and apply the five key leadership intelligences cognitive, emotional, political, resilience, moral – for optimal performance.

In today’s complex corporate world, contemporary governance calls for a varied and versatile cognitive approach to problems – demanding times require nimble minds and rounded perspectives.

The authors’ research has identified five key leadership intelligences – the 5Qs – which high-performing leaders need to simultaneously employ in order to achieve transformational change. These are: IQ (cognitive intelligence); EQ (emotional intelligence); PQ (political intelligence); RQ (resilience quotient); and MQ (moral intelligence).

The 5Qs come together to inform every aspect of leadership, and each of them can, in different ways, be nurtured and practised through learning and development. Andrew Kakabadse and Ali Qassim Jawad have tested the 5Qs on leaders worldwide, applying them at all levels of leadership in order to explore the combinations of intelligences needed to become a well-rounded, effective leader in any situation.

The book is timely, highly practical, accessible and broad-ranging in its scope and applications.

Andrew and Ali have a significant platform of contacts to market the book to, including Henley Business School and their extensive client networks, which they have tapped into for research for the book.

Ali is a prominent figure in the Omani government and is leading one its key initiatives – this book will be positioned as required reading for Omani civil servants. The authors also have strong networks in other Middle Eastern and Gulf state governments.

The book contains a range of international case studies, including: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Head of State, Sultan of Oman; Paul Polman, CEO at Unilever; John Lewis Partnership; Caterpillar (US); Manchester United Football Club and Sir Alex Ferguson; British Civil Service; Robert Swannel, chair of Marks and Spencer; Deutsche Telekom; Caroline McCall, CEO at EasyJet.

The authors are working with Des Dearlove and Stuart Crainer, the founders of Thinkers50, who will actively market the book on social media, which includes 30,000 Twitter followers and the platform for management ideas.

Author Biography:

Dr. Ali Qassim Jawad has worked extensively with governments in the Gulf region, consulting to the government of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and his native Oman. He received his doctorate from Cranfield School of Management, and was a visiting scholar at Yale University. He is currently a senior advisor to the Royal Court of Oman and chairs the advisory committee of Oman’s National CEO Programme. He is among the leaders of Oman’s National Change Programme.

Andrew Kakabadse is Professor of Governance and Leadership at Henley Business School and an emeritus professor at the Cranfield School of Management. He has also held visiting appointments at the Centre for Creative Leadership and Thunderbird, the Garvin School of International Management, in the United States; at the University of Ulster in the UK; and at Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia.

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