About the book
I wrote this book to help my clients.
They were looking for a resource that provided both clear theory and practical tools to apply. But most of the current published books are either aspirational books on amazing existing leaders or academic tomes telling you all about the research on leadership.
I wanted something that sat in the middle; that provided the theory in an accessible manner but that also showed how to apply the theory in an every day sense.
This is a book for new and aspiring leaders AND for those that have been in the role for some time but want a fresh approach and to try some new tools.
The book is intended to be an easy read. Each chapter has been written so that it can be read in short bursts.
Each chapter provides:
- an overview of the topic;
- a clear, concise and simple explanation of any theory (no academic mumble jumble);
- why this particular tool or theory matters;
- an opportunity to apply it to your life and your circumstances;
- links to research and well established thought leaders;
- interviews with key leaders in Australia; and
- resources that you can access once you’ve finished reading the book.
About Tammy Tansley
What’s my experience?
I am a business person who has a passion and focus on people.
I have worked with leaders and their teams for over twenty five years across a range of organisations and sectors including manufacturing, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), logistics, not for profit and the public sector.
For the past five years, I have run my own successful consultancy and have recently opened up a new business (Help Me HR) with my business partner, Jaine Edge.
My background includes both experience as a specialist in Leadership, Workplace and Industrial Relations, Organisational Development & Change, and as a generalist HR Business Partner. I have worked extensively with executive teams across Western Australia, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
I have a diverse and useful toolkit; I am qualified in IECL Coaching, HBDI, Extended DISC, Prosci Change methodology and in both Lominger Leadership and Team Effectiveness.
Who Am I?
I am energetic and innovative. I am business focused, pragmatic and have a ‘can do’ approach. I love working with people and businesses who want to make a difference, who want to change and improve and who want to see what’s truly possible.
Since 2011, I have been asked to judge the Telstra Business Womens’ Awards. I am also involved in a number of charities and mentoring progammes in WA and nationally. Giving back when you can is an important part of what I believe in and who I am. I am a board member of Bridging the Gap.
I am a mother to two beautiful little girls, a founding member of the Pets of Older Persons (POOPs WA) and a runner training for my first half marathon. I have travelled and lived all over the world, but am very happy to call Perth home. I love to write, and to read.. a lot! And I love good food.