Book News: December 14th, 2010

By Stephen Denning

The book introduces the concept of narrative intelligence—an ability to understand and act and react agilely in the quicksilver world of interacting narratives. It shows why this is key to the central task of leadership, what its dimensions are, and how you can measure it.

A lack of narrative intelligence leads to management malfunction, disgruntled employees and difficulty in implementing reforms.

The book’s lucid explanations, vivid examples and practical tips are essential reading for managers, change agents, politicians, teachers, parents—anyone who is setting out to the change the world.

Published by Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 978-0-7879-8789-3. £18.99