About the Author
Jo Owen is a bestselling business author, leader, social entrepreneur and speaker.
His business experience ranges widely. He was the best nappy salesman in Birmingham and put the blue speckle in Daz. He led a business in Japan for three years, has been a partner at Accenture, and was the architect of what is now HBOS business banking.
He has co-founded three charities: Teach First, which is now one of the UK's top graduate recruiters, Future Leaders, which develops head teachers for urban schools and StartUp, which helps offenders start their own businesses on release from prison.
He is in demand as a speaker on leadership, change, organisation, strategy and the corporate tribe. He also blogs on the BNet website and has contributed to Director Magazine, the FT and the Independent.
His previous books include Hard-Core Management (Kogan Page, 2003) How to Lead (Pearson, 2005, second edition 2009); How to Manage (Prentice Hall, 2006, second edition 2009); Management Stripped Bare (Kogan Page, 2006), Power at Work: The Art of Making things Happen (Prentice Hall, 2007), How to Influence (Prentice Hall, 2009), and How to Sell (Prentice Hall, 2009).