“Even in our first year with this new category, the judges were impressed by the quality and vibrancy of books about management and leadership. The winner, Amanda Goodall’s Credible, is a deeply-researched and passionately-argued case for selecting corporate leaders who are experts in their chosen fields rather than hubristic MBAs who think they can run any organization”
A leading business expert shows why expertise really matters, and how leaders who deeply understand the nuts and bolts of their industry and organization
Charting the rise of the influencing industry and how experts could make better leaders
When a leader has expert knowledge, decision-making is informed by hard-earned expertise, by intuition, domain knowledge and experience, and years of practice and patience.
‘Credible’ Review: Talent at the Top
Drawing on more than 15 years of empirical research, Goodall, a professor of leadership at London’s Bayes Business School, makes her book debut with a persuasive argument
In this book, Goodall, a professor of leadership at London’s Bayes Business School, questions the nature of management
The case for how organizations can promote and reward expertise by fostering “informed dissent” and granting line managers “freedom and responsibility” is well made. This spirited defense of specialists convinces.
Amanda Goodall on the Enduring Value of Experts’ Opinions
With many vivid examples from a range of industries and settings, Professor Goodall shows how two essential qualities of our species that we evolved to manifest — leadership and expertise — must actually be reflected within our very modern instantiation of groups within both for-profit and not-for-profit organisations.
In her insightful and well-researched book, Credible, Amanda Goodall offers a wealth of evidence to remind us how and why expertise matters. Read this book to learn to put the power of expertise to work for you and your organization
In her clear and invigorating book, Amanda Goodall lays out an essential message for our times: The very best leaders are those who are experts in what they are leading . . . If you’re currently a leader, aspire to be a leader, or are responsible for selecting and assessing leaders, Credible is a must-read
Credible is engaging and powerful. With many vivid examples from a range of industries and settings, Amanda Goodall shows how two essential qualities of our species that we evolved to manifest – leadership and expertise – must actually be reflected within both for-profit and not-for-profit organisations
Credible provides a fascinating insight into the amount and kind of expertise required by different leaders. Anyone in a senior leadership position should read this book and consider the implications for their own performance
Based on years of renowned research, Credible convincingly demonstrates the superiority of organizations led by experts. A must-read for everyone interested in improving leadership in any type of commercial or public organization
An extremely convincing analysis of the crucial importance of expert leaders, supported by many fascinating on-the-ground stories. Goodall’s work will be the go-to landmark guide for the best leaders not just in my own field of health care but for every organization, from banks to basketball teams
Amanda Goodall’s book Credible explains why organisations work when experienced people are given responsibility to make wise decisions independently. This has been a key factor in building Handelsbanken for over 150 years.
I enjoyed every page, and I wished that I had read it 10 years ago before I started as a CEO. NHS England could certainly do with reading it as could healthcare organisations. If what you so powerfully set out was implemented we would have different (and far better) health service.
Credible offers conclusive proof that leaders with expert knowledge of their company’s product and methods make more informed and better decisions.
Amanda Goodall’s message, the result of exhaustive research, is highly pertinent in the context of veterinary surgery. In our practice, which employed 100 staff, we learned from bitter experience that only those with veterinary expertise could run a practice satisfactorily. Many veterinary practices’ leaders would benefit from reading this book.