Malcolm and reporter Amber Sherlock of TV’s Nine News discuss why he decided to write his book. Malcolm explains that, throughout his career, he identified many leadership styles and approaches to managing teams, and it occurred to him that there must be many who struggle to build and maintain a high-performing team.
Amber: So why did you decide to write this book?
Malcolm: Well in my career I guess I’ve come along, come across all sorts of different situations. And perhaps unwittingly had spotted the good and the bad and the best and the worst managers and leaders. And I thought, well, there must be other people out there who’ve experienced that and maybe there are managers and leaders now who perhaps struggle a little bit with how to get a team to work together because I’ve certainly been on the receiving end of good and bad managers. And so I thought, well, what is it that makes the difference between those good and bad people? And I sort of thought about that. And at the end of the day it’s just being able to get along with somebody and understanding them. So the sort of passion about wanting to help other managers and leaders to do that was what caused me to write the book I guess.