Experience straight from the front line - try our book, the A-Z of frontline leadership success
Summary: Practical management wisdom for emerging leaders, from leaders on the front line; complemented by the experience of the Fastlead coaching team. The A to Z of important lessons directly from those leading on the front line.
Written by Alistair Gordon 07 Aug 2019

In 2015, we collated the many hundreds of responses from front line leaders in answer to a simple question: “What do you wish they’d told you before you got promoted to your first frontline leadership role?”

Now you can share the accumulated wisdom from hundreds of frontline leaders who survived - and then prospered.


It is a plain English, easy read, full of killer management tactics. Some of its practical lessons are common sense – once you see them in black and white! Some are counter intuitive – and all the more important for being so.

There are eye opening pages on how manage: the boss, difficult people, under-performers, friendships, team goals and motivation, and the loneliness and stresses of leadership.

The A to Z of Leadership Success grew from a survey of emerging leaders in Australia, New Zealand and into Asia. The question which asked “What do you wish you had known at the beginning of your management career”, elicited an extraordinary list of insights.

Specialist leadership consultants at HFL compiled these responses and added their advice about the things that are best to do, and those that are best to avoid, for leadership success. No theory, only the sharing of real world wisdom.

The authors, Jennifer Scott, Alistair Gordon and Lyanne Coley boast a combined 75 years of business and leadership experience.

“For a new leader, this book is an essential, easy read. It’s a great practical way to deliver all the messages. I’m buying copies for each of my managers.”

  • Deputy Managing Director, Financial Services Sector

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Download a sample chapter via the Smashwords form below. Or better still, invest in yourself, as thousands of other frontline leaders have, and buy your own digital or print copy.

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All Fastlead participants receive a free digital copy.

Download an extract from the A to Z of Leadership Success