In 2014, BoMentis Partner and Senior Leadership Coach Vesa Ristikangas wrote a book together with Tapani Rinne called Johtoryhmästä tähtijoukkue.  Recently, the book was translated and published in February 2018 by well-known British editor Routledge. Stellar Management Teams-book launch party was held in March 2018.

Stellar Management Teams

Management teams at all levels, and individual team members, in particular, are often disengaged and disconnected from the management function itself. Statements such as, “we lack common goals or they are unclear”, “I have no influence”, “I am not listened to nor taken into account”, and “I do not feel valued – actually, nobody does”, are commonplace. The authors argue this is because we have been entrenched in an era of guru leadership but that it must come to an end if our management teams are to rise to the top. An individual is not capable of controlling the complicated system of an organization, with its countless variables, especially in conjunction with the rapid change in both the economy and market forces, which are unpredictable and uncontrollable. No matter how talented the individual, no one person is in a position to manage this complex system alone – not even a guru leader.

Book reviews:

David Clutterbuck, professor, and HR-guru, author of more than 70 books about coaching, mentoring and systemic thinking

”It is good to see such a good collection of eclectic perspectives on team coaching as Vesa and Tapani’s Stellar Management Teams-book.

When looking at teams, top teams and team coaching, we need to understand that the development of teams is not linear or simple. Furthermore, Vesa and Tapani have managed to take the more systemic and complex perspective in their book.

I am sure Stellar Management Teams is going to be valuable for so many people.”

David Clutterbuck

Kristina Abbotts, Senior Editor, Business and Economics at Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 

”I had the privilege to work with Vesa Ristikangas and Tapani Rinne on their excellent book Stellar Management Teams. It was such an enjoyable experience working with them both with the book. Vesa and Tapani really were wonderful collaborative authors. I am delighted to see the book in print.

Firstly, I must pass my sincere thanks to professor Clutterbuck for introducing the authors and the material to Routledge in the first instance. I am very grateful for you, David.

It is not often that a book proposal lands on my desk, that I instantly connect with, and that I was immediately keen to see published. The content in Stellar Management Teams resonated with me. I am sure you will agree that given the lack of leadership that we are experiencing on a global level, and recent events in the media, the message here is both timely and very relevant. The book really is an essential read. I would urge each and every one to snap a copy of the book!”

Kristina Abbotts

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