OUT TODAY: The Business of Excellence By Justin Hughes
As a former fighter pilot and Executive Officer of the Red Arrows, Justin Hughes is no stranger to high performance in the most demanding of environments requiring exceptional teamwork. With a further 13 years working as a consultant, he has had an unparalleled opportunity to dissect, and better understand, the relevance of his experience to other organizations aspiring to high performance, as well as learning from his clients in turn.
In The Business of Excellence Justin Hughes offers a unique and compelling perspective on the drivers of excellence in teams and organizations. The challenges of high performance and leadership are explored in depth, and are illustrated with insights, interviews and case studies from the military, sporting and corporate worlds.
Featuring a proprietary performance model that can be applied to a wide spectrum of organizations, the author presents clear, accessible and practical insights on building winning teams in any environment, all of which can be applied by readers in their own teams. The book focuses on key factors such as:
- People: the impact of values, behaviours and attitudeson performance
- Capability: building alignment before setting people free
- Delivery: a process to close the gap between desired and actual outcomes
- Learning: how to accelerate performance in real time
- Leadership: exhibiting a set of behaviours such that otherschoose to follow
- Risk: avoiding the victory of compliance over outcomes.
Justin Hughes is the Managing Director of Mission Excellence, a consultancy that partners with organizations committed to high performance. He built the business from a zero base; it now delivers consulting and training services around the world to organizations across the spectrum of commercial, public sector, not-for-profit and professional sport. Justin is also a renowned speaker on high performance, decision-making, risk and safety culture, and leadership. In addition to private client engagements, he has presented at a number of high-profile national and international events including the UK Institute of Directors’ Annual Convention and ‘Leaders in Dubai’. Prior to founding Mission Excellence, Justin was a military fighter pilot with the UK Royal Air Force, becoming the Executive Officer of the Red Arrows, with whom he flew over 250 displays worldwide.
The Business of Excellence – Building High Performance Teams and Organizations – By Justin Hughes is out today, published by Bloomsbury in hardback, £25.00