Book preview: Collaborative Leadership in Financial Services due for release by Catalyst's Dr Philip Ullah in September 2010

Dr Philip Ullah, consultant at Catalyst Development Ltd, UK, launches his forthcoming book Collaborative Leadership in Financial Services in September 2010.
  • (1888PressRelease) July 16, 2011 - Today's leader needs to be equipped with the tools and skills to find an effective way to collaborate with others. Global organisations today are highly complex, involving multiple parties, offshore operations, and matrix management structures. To be effective in this context people in leadership roles need to collaborate rather than operate as lone beacons. They need to share knowledge rather than just create it, and to work with others to achieve common goals.

    One of their challenges is that modern organisational structures create silos with competing goals and allegiances. Today's leader needs the tools and skills to rise above these barriers and find an effective way to collaborate with others.

    Dr Philip Ullah comments: "This is particularly so in major financial institutions, such as investment banks, where there is a constant tension between various parties, both internal and external. CIOs, Chief Technology Officers, and Business Technologists have to collaborate with regulators, Front Office traders, offshore partners, institutional investors, client relationship managers and multiple lines of business."

    Collaborative Leadership in Financial Services is a practical guide on how to lead in a collaborative way, and focuses on technologists within investment banking and capital markets. However, it is not aimed exclusively at technologists or at people who hold the very top positions in these organisations. It is also targeted at those who hold less grand titles but who are nevertheless responsible for the smooth running of a complex operation, and who need to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders to achieve this. The benefit of this book for readers is an improvement in their leadership capability through more effective collaboration.

    Who should read Collaborative Leadership in Financial Services?

    - Chief Operating Officers
    - Chief Information Officers
    - Chief Technology Officers
    - Business Technologists
    - Heads of Change Programmes
    - Project Management Officers
    of Capital Markets firms, Investment Banks, Central Clearing Houses
    Collaborative Leadership in Financial Services: Contents

    o Introduction
    o Collaborative leadership: a model for the 21st century
    o Building relationships
    o Influencing
    o Communicating
    o Coaching
    o Finding common ground
    o Getting the best out of teams
    o Getting the best out of individuals
    o Delivering value from projects and programmes
    o How to change
    o Conclusion

    About Dr Philip Ullah
    Catalyst Development's Dr Philip Ullah has an extensive academic background in organisational behaviour. He obtained his PhD in Psychology from the University of Birmingham, and worked as a research fellow at the universities of Sheffield and Nottingham before taking up the post of Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology at the University of Western Australia, where he was responsible for running the Masters programme in that subject.

    An extensive career in management consultancy means he has worked with some of the world's leading companies, and currently works within the leadership development practice at Catalyst Development in London.

    Philip has published widely on a range of issues in psychology and work.

    About Catalyst
    Catalyst is a specialist technology and operations consultancy working exclusively in capital markets, with long-standing relationships with firms like JP Morgan, Man and The Royal Bank of Scotland.

    Catalyst delivers technology and operations transformation programmes, leadership development and programme management and also has a specialist central counterparty clearing practice.

    Catalyst has an award-winning delivery format which uses multidisciplinary teams.

    Catalyst's unique approach combines deep technical and domain expertise with a proven organizational change approach. This leads to fast, resilient, business results. Most Catalyst consultants have over twenty years experience working with capital markets firms.

    www.catalyst.co.uk

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