21st Century Leadership: An Evolutionary Profile (Guest Profile: Bill McAneny)

Bill McAneny, is an organisational psychologist based near London.  As well as his international consulting work and design of online learning and assessment systems Bill is also the author of “Frankenstein’s Manager” which outlines why management training does not lead to better-performing managers.  Bill is also a speaker at conferences world-wide and Board Advisor to several global organisations.

Between 1996 and 2001, Bill taught “Understanding People” and “Organizational Design as a Business Enabler” to Global Leaders at the prestigious Instituet for Foretagsledning (IFL) in Stockholm and Brussels.

Bill will be a member of our Guest Panel on our June 30th Special on 21st Century Leadership.


“Frankenstein’s Manager” argues that management skills training does not work – that is – does not lead to better performing managers.  Instead, what we end up with are managers pieced together like Frankenstein’s monster with a bunch of ill-fitting parts rather than a complete and coherent whole person.  McAneny explores the complexities of leadership and shows that only by dealing with people as individuals can meaningful improvement occur.  It is possible to modify our behavior, but only when we have an in-depth understanding of our strengths and weaknesses – something that we can’t get from packaged skills training programs.  Aimed at HR managers, consultants and senior executives, this book is for anyone looking for lasting, continuous, transformational development in themselves and the people they lead.


What is Your Leadership Profile?

As we draw closer to the “21st Century Leadership” Special I thought that I would share with you Bill McAneny’s Prelude Character Analysis Test.

It only takes 2 to 3 minutes to complete the test, and I would welcome your comments via the following LINK regarding how close the results matched up with your own profile perception.

21st Century Leadership: An Evolutionary Profile airs on the PI Window on Business Show on June 30th from 12:00 to 1:00 PM EDT

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