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Be a Better Boss: Learn to build great teams and lead any organization to success

ISBN: 9781915635259
Binding: Paperback
Author: Henry Engelhardt
Pages: 304
Trim: 6 x 9.2 inches
Published: 06/29/2023

This book will help any manager in any organization think creatively, make smarter decisions, and manage people better. When people like what they do, they'll do it better. Be a Better Boss shows you how to build, lead, and motivate a team that loves challenges, pulls together, and succeeds as a business.

Start with this guide to the innovative management style that built Admiral Group into one of the world's most successful and admired companies. Written by founder and former CEO Henry Engelhardt, Be a Better Boss is part memoir, part management philosophy, and part practical manual, providing valuable leadership lessons for aspiring managers and existing managers alike.

Great leaders and managers...

  • make great decisions
  • are great with people
  • are creative and/or are able to drive innovation


Henry Engelhardt is an American businessman, the founder and former chief executive of Admiral Group, a motor insurance company headquartered in Wales. He steered the company to become one of Britain's most valuable companies and stepped down as chief executive in 2016 to make way for a younger management team to take the group forward. He was one of the founding team members at Churchill Insurance, before launching Admiral Group in 1993. In 1999, he led a management buy-out of the business, which has since become a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Henry loves business, and he loves leading and managing. He also loves helping others to achieve their goals. For him, the essence of a business career is having the opportunity, and the responsibility, to help so many people: customers, staff, suppliers and stakeholders alike.


"I give this book to anyone I meet who is interested in being a better leader." - Louise O’Shea, CEO

"Be a Better Boss is the secret recipe of how Henry created one of the top places to work in the world and a FTSE 100 company from scratch where fun, camaraderie, ethics, diversity and results go hand-in-hand and, in fact, reinforce each other. It is a practical guide to becoming an inspiring leader, spiced up with an arsenal of stories and simple but powerful examples that will resonate with you." - Milena Mondini, CEO Admiral Group plc

"It's difficult not to be inspired by Henry's approach to running a business. His passion for clients and employees is something that should challenge and encourage all of us, regardless of business sector." - David Durlacher, CEO Julius Baer International Limited

"This book is a must for new managers, but every manager can learn from all the practical tips." - Cristina Nestares, CEO Admiral UK