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Flight at Dawn: Leadership is not about the Leader

By: Antony Frost(Author)

Jacana Publishers

Paperback | May 2012 | #200481 | ISBN-13: 9781920292065
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We live complex and busy lives. Returning to nature can often provide glimpses into the simplicity we left behind centuries ago. Flight at Dawn presents examples from our natural environment that can teach us how to succeed both professionally and personally to enrich and broaden our lives.

Flight at Dawn is structured around a visit to a wild life reserve by a father with two enthusiastic teenagers who are boiling to explore life. Tony uses the lessons, insights and experiences gained from their interaction with nature and witnessing the teenagers' refreshing enthusiasm for the environment around them to illustrate strategies on how to make organisations and society function more productively and how to enhance personal development.

While Flight at Dawn's key focus is on areas of leadership and organisational behaviour, Tony also shares commentary on topical issues and on some of the vexing challenges and paradoxes of the working environment.

This is an innovative book that shows the power of intuitive communication to highlight how life lessons are available to all of those who observe the behaviour of the flora and fauna encountered in the wild and how deep relationships with people and nature are crucial for our mental health and the wellbeing of society.

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Tony is a fifth generation South African, educated at Queen’s College, Queenstown and at the universities of Natal, Cape Town, and the Witwatersrand. After spending 5 years at a board-level marketing position, he worked at top-level as a Human Resource Director for 20 years and founded his own company, Sirocco Strategy Management. Sirocco has a strong focus on integrated sustainability. For five years Tony was the CEO of WWF South Africa. He is currently on the Board of the South African Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), is CEO of the Queen’s College Foundation and Chair of The Vulture Progamme. In 2011 he initiated a fund-raising cycle ride to Queenstown to raise money for improving the quality of education in the Queenstown district. Tony Frost is a frequent visitor to wild places and through his writing he is able to share his experiences in a rich, humorous and accessible manner. He is a keen photographer and a private pilot and is passionate about the natural heritage of South Africa.

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