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His second book, <i>Big Change</i> (Wiley), won the prestigious Business Management Book of the Year Award in 1999 for what the judges called &quot;his inspirational approach to corporate transformation.&quot; The first edition of his latest book, <i>The Leadership Crash Course</i> (<span class=SpellE>Kogan</span> Page, 2000), was republished in seven languages, and a new, significantly revised <i>second edition</i> was released in March 2006 to critical acclaim. <br> <br> </span><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_3" o:spid="_x0000_s1028" type="#_x0000_t75" style='position:absolute;margin-left:0;margin-top:0; width:24pt;height:24pt;z-index:2;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square; mso-wrap-distance-left:0;mso-wrap-distance-top:0;mso-wrap-distance-right:0; mso-wrap-distance-bottom:0;mso-position-horizontal:left; mso-position-horizontal-relative:text;mso-position-vertical:absolute; mso-position-vertical-relative:line' o:allowoverlap="f"> <v:imagedata src="images/author_newleaders.gif"/> <w:wrap type="square" anchory="line"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img width=32 height=32 src="images/author_newleaders.gif" align=left v:shapes="Picture_x0020_3"><![endif]><span lang=EN style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language: EN'>In addition to writing, he speaks regularly at conferences and to the press. 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