The Leading Edge – Dream big, spark change and become the leader the world needs you to be, by Holly Ransom
Leadership is within everyone’s reach, everyone’s ability and everyone’s power. It’s time to step up, and Holly Ransom will show you how.
What does it mean to ‘be a leader’?
What does true leadership look like in the 2020s, when we’re facing complexity and challenges in every direction – from climate disaster to political division, and inequality to consumer mistrust?
And how can we be part of the solution, while crafting a meaningful and satisfying career?
The answers aren’t simple, but Holly Ransom is closer to finding them than most. Barely into her thirties, since chairing the G20 Youth Summit in 2014, Holly has been working with and learning from the heads of countries, companies and charities to help them disrupt what they do and change the world for the better.
In her fearless and widely-researched manifesto, this innovative young thinker shows how it is within everyone’s reach, everyone’s ability and everyone’s power to be an effective leader – in business and beyond.
Through three principles – mindset, method and mastery – you’ll discover how to first lead yourself, then others. And you’ll benefit from the wisdom of the luminaries Holly has interviewed, from Susan Cain and Condoleezza Rice to Barack Obama and Malcolm Gladwell.
This is the path to the leading edge – and becoming the leader the world needs you to be.
Holly Ransom is an expert in disruption and future leadership. As the founder and CEO of Emergent, she helps individuals and teams formulate the questions to find their strategy for making effective change. Named one of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women by the Australian Financial Review, Holly is also widely recognised as one of the world’s top female keynote speakers. She has delivered a Peace Charter to the Dalai Lama, interviewed Barack Obama on stage, was Sir Richard Branson’s nominee for Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List’ of Future Game Changers to watch in 2017 and was awarded the US Embassy’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Leadership Excellence in 2019.
Having completed a Master of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School in 2021 as a Fulbright Scholar, Holly is also a senior fellow at the Melbourne School of Government, a founder of the award-winning Energy Disruptors global energy summit, and the youngest ever female director of an AFL club, Port Adelaide.