Leading Beyond Authority

A different approach to leadership


What is Leading Beyond Authority?

Many successful leaders learn to lead in roles or circumstances where they have clear authority, budget and accountability. When they move beyond this - leading peers, partners and stakeholders - the skills that brought them success may not be enough. To operate effectively they need a different approach to leadership - the ability to Lead Beyond Authority.

Common Purpose founder and Chief Executive Julia Middleton has written a book on the subject of Leading Beyond Authority. In the book "Beyond Authority: Leadership in a Changing World" she interviews leaders who have either been successful beyond their authority within their organisation - which she describes as the first outer circle - or who have succeeded beyond their organisation - the second outer circle.

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