Written by Richard Tyler, Jolt draws on his experience as a leading man in London’s West End. Now a behavioural psychologist and coach, Richard is a consultant to some of the world’s biggest organisations in sectors as diverse as banking and health. In this book, he sets out to help leaders "get ahead in their industry, revolutionise and lead it”.
The book discusses challenges associated with understanding their audience and how to impact and influence them. It also teaches leaders methods for identifying their skills and creating daily success habits around them.
As in performance, Tyler notes that being a leader is more than implementing a textbook approach: “courage, listening, noticing, intuition, improvisation and engaging others in transformation play a large part”.
This book aims to show readers that it’s not a lack of skill that’s holding them back but their own limiting beliefs. Using examples and exercises, the book offers a series of jolts, each with a call to action, to encourage leaders and their organisations to upgrade their performance and become extraordinary.
One reader says: "As I read my way through the book I was pleasantly surprised to find that behind the book's straightforward language and the author's personal stories lay a couple of messages that served the book's title; these messages jolted me. Yes, I had previously heard these concepts but perhaps it's the author's face-slapping clarity that made my head go "doh!”.
"I particularly liked what the author calls his "Performance Map" because through the examples given it became apparent to me what I could do to fix the blocks that were wonky in my own performance map.
"The author clearly has a lot of hands-on experience in transforming people's thinking and this is a practical book that feels a little like a very helpful DIY version of his workshop. And the book has definitely achieved its purpose of pushing me to leap (and hopefully soar)."