May 5, 2021 | in

You Don’t Need an MBA

By Alicia McKay

‘In this moment, we need leaders more than ever. But, as Alicia McKay helps us understand, waiting two years for a piece of paper isn’t required to make a difference. Start where you are and start now.’ 

SETH GODIN, author of This is Marketing

You Don’t Need an MBA demystifies the skills leaders of the future need and epitomises the brave new world of leadership; united leadership that focuses on real outcomes, not quick-fixes. 

The ability of next-generation leaders to cope with constant change has never been more important or more poorly understood. The world keeps throwing curveballs, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. It’s not that we don’t know we need to change. The gap isn’t knowing, it’s doing. The leaders of tomorrow need to change today.

Alicia McKay draws on the latest global thinking on leadership and outlines a way forward, in plain English and with actionable steps. Her new book ‘You Don’t Need an MBA’ will be in bookstores in May of 2021.

‘Credit belongs to Alicia because she is actually in the arena. Read this book if you want a down-to-earth, what-really-works guide to leadership.’

Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism

‘Accessible, quirky, moving, funny and, above all, practical and applicable. If you are in leadership, or aspire to be, this book should be at the very top of your list of recommended reading.’

Peter Cook, author of Implement!

‘Alicia has deconstructed leadership to the point where it’s easy to understand and action. Managers no longer have the excuse of not knowing how to step up – instead, they now have a choice. Read this book and grow… or don’t, and become slowly irrelevant. It should be an easy choice to make.’

Colin D. Ellis, author of Culture Hacks 

About the author:

Alicia McKay is a leading voice in strategy, change and leadership. She cuts through the jargon and strikes to the heart of strategy: making smart decisions to do great stuff. Teams and leaders across New Zealand and Australia look to Alicia for strategic leadership expertise. Alicia lifts capability where it counts, unleashing motivated leaders with the skills to have an immediate and meaningful impact is her speciality. 

Working with the top tiers of government, leaders value Alicia for her sharp insight, deep expertise and straight talk. Speaker, author, mentor, consultant, broadcaster, public figure, facilitator, trainer and coach, Alicia’s thinking epitomises the ‘New Zealand way’ of strong leadership.

Alicia McKay’s ‘You Don’t Need an MBA’ includes practical solutions for everyday challenges giving readers the immediate confidence that her approach works — available in May 2021.

ISBN: 9780648980346

Publisher: Hachette/ Major Street


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