“Leonard and Ryan’s book, Ditch the Act, is absolutely timely. Large companies across the globe are biting the dust as the best of their leaders are putting on charades instead of providing authentic leadership. Leaders who are ‘real’ are talent magnets and they build great institutions with enduring customer relationships. Authentic leaders drive tremendous efficiencies through increased transparency. Through examples, exercises and exploration, the authors have created an immensely readable and practical book on contemporary leadership.”

Gopichand Katragadda, CEO and founder at Myelin Foundry; previously group CTO at Tata Sons