Building The Pyramid


Building the Pyramid is a CMI Management Book of the Year. The competition is organised by the Chartered Management Institute in conjunction with Henley Business School and the British Library.




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Steering an organisation on its unique growth journey is one of the biggest personal challenges facing all leaders. Although the end goal, the destination may stay the same, the conditions experienced on the journey will be different within six months, and different again within a year.

Why? Because internal and external issues and events will constantly change the commercial landscape in which the organisation operates in.

Navigating the landscape has become the new core requirement of the 21st century leader. To deliver success, a more flexible, adaptable leadership approach is needed to keep everyone connected with the organisation on track – a framework that adapts to changing conditions on the journey.

Building the Pyramid demonstrates the winning (formula)® framework in action, through the use of a simple story set in ancient Egypt. It is an original interpretation of the challenges facing leaders and how success can be achieved.

Lessons learned on the Pharaoh’s journey including how to:

  • Attract, recruit and retain talent
  • Lead the ‘change’ required to deliver success
  • Harness the power of vision and values
  • Increase levels of engagement across the organisation
  • Build a positive workplace culture
  • Align strategy to operational performance
  • Inspire others to maximise their potential

More importantly, Building the Pyramid demonstrates how to successfully navigate colleagues on the journey towards the creation of a more agile, successful and sustainable organisation.

Best wishes on your journey, wherever it may take you.


Additional information

Weight .285 kg

1 review for Building The Pyramid

  1. John Stein

    Please find highlighted below some of the reviews received from some of the world’s leading magazines and journals

    “An excellent teaching tool.” – Charles Handy, Business Philosopher

    “Our verdict – a FIVE STAR RATING. In contrast to the many heavyweight business books, the style of the book is easy to get into and would work well as a teaching aid for managers in any organisation.” – Talk Business Magazine

    “Stein has been using the story of how a pharaoh builds his own pyramid as the basis for a successful leadership training course. It’s an interesting approach and Stein covers a lot of ground in the book’s 128 pages.” – Scottish Business Insider Magazine

    “Stein has certainly done his historical homework, but it’s in the small nuggets of general management wisdom where he’s most enlightening.” – CIPD People Management Magazine

    “Unusual but quirky! the book brings into play issues as diverse as cultural awareness, commitment issues and developing tactical and operational approaches to dealing with moving the journey along and this is supported by a range of materials late in the book from case studies to ‘fifty important points to remember to deliver success on the journey.’” – HR Network Scotland Magazine

    “Recommended reading” – HR Grapevine Magazine

    “April Book of the Month” – HRDirector Magazine

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