How big things get done: New book on leadership1 min readReading Time: < 1 minuteReading Time: < 1 minute
In their new book on leadership, “How Big Things Get Done,” authors Bent Flyvbjerg and Dan Gardner explore the challenges and opportunities that arise when individuals and organizations take on ambitious projects. Drawing on their experience and extensive research, Flyvbjerg and Gardner offer insights and practical advice that can help readers achieve their own goals.
One of the key themes of the book is the importance of understanding and managing risk. The authors argue that big projects often come with significant risks, but one can manage those risks through careful planning and analysis. They provide examples of individuals and organizations that have successfully navigated risky projects, as well as cautionary tales of those who have failed to do so.
Another key theme is the importance of leadership and collaboration. Flyvbjerg and Gardner emphasize the role of strong leadership in guiding projects to success, as well as the importance of building and maintaining effective teams. They provide practical tips for effective leadership and team-building, as well as case studies of individuals and organizations that have excelled in these areas.
Throughout this new book on leadership, the authors also highlight the importance of realistic expectations and effective communication. They argue that clear communication and transparency are critical to ensuring that projects stay on track and stakeholders remain engaged. They also caution against unrealistic expectations, which can lead to disappointment and failure.