Jo Owen is the author of 20 books, which have been translated into more than 20 languages and with UK sales exceeding 150,000 copies. He is also the only four-time winning author of the Chartered Management Institute Gold Award. In addition to being an author, Jo was previously the founder of eight NGOs, including Teach First. He appears regularly across national media, and is a sought-after international keynote speaker. Jo has previously published books with Kogan Page, Wiley and Pearson.
"Jo Owen has done it again. The challenges, old and new, facing leaders are laid out in easy to action chapters. You can either dive straight to a critical topic or read and learn across the breadth of leadership essentials." --Michael Elliott, Vice President R&D, Gilead Sciences
"Turbo-charge your leadership skills the smart way! Packed full of intelligent insights, and implementable advice, Smart Leadership delivers everything required to elevate your trajectory as a successful leader." --Professor Mike Caine, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor, Loughborough University
"Jo Owen has done it again with a book on leadership that is fresh, thought-provoking and immediately useful. It is grounded in experience and the realities that leaders have to grapple with, and the author's experience shines through. Written engagingly and entertainingly, this book has something for people at all stages of their leadership journey." --Tom Ravenscroft, Founder and CEO, the Skills Builder Partnership