"Shaking the Tree" is about creating space for new ideas, committing to change, challenging complacency and agitating for change and growth. It is about the key elements of how effective leaders operate. It is also about recognising that the leader must stimulate change in relation to personal performance and organisational effectiveness. Leadership thinking at all levels of the business needs to be stretched to enable the leaders to cope with an increasingly dynamic landscape. The book covers fundamental topics such as: the leadership imperative; mobilising others; towards the highest and best; seeing above and beyond; and the breakthrough business. It is aimed at managers and leaders who wish to sort out the differences between the factors driving for change and those inhibiting and stultifying progress.