"A lot of people believe that high-performance companies owe their success to charismatic leaders. In fact, research supports this in the short term. But in the longer term, we need to grow up and lose dependence on these heroes. Sustainable success isn't down to the charismatic individual, it's when leadership is shared deeply across an organization. As Jim Collins showed, this is about moving from being as good as your leader." -- Simon Hayward
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Simon Hayward is has worked with some of the world’s leading organizations on international leadership development and strategic employee engagement programs. Simon was formerly head of Academee, which was recognised by both The Financial Times and The Sunday Times as one of the UK’s Best Companies to Work For. He sold Academee to Oliver Wyman in 2008 and founded Cirrus (www.cirrus-connect.com) in 2010. Simon is researching the links between leadership and employee engagement as part of his DBA and Manchester Business School. He is part of the UK government’s employee engagement task force.