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“THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL BOOKS EVER WRITTEN ABOUT LEADERSHIP.” Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THINK AGAIN and host of the TED podcast WorkLife


From socio-political chaos and workplace disruption to the climate change crisis, we have never needed people with the skill and will to collaborate to create a better world more than now. We need people who are willing to fill the leadership void. People who will embrace the influence they have. People who believe in improving society and workplace culture – not only because it makes life better, but because it is proven to yield positive results. We need more leaders.

The Promises of Giants is a challenge to anyone who aspires to make a difference in their environment. Over fourteen promises, it seamlessly intertwines personal anecdotes and workplace and social observation with the latest research, to provide practical, proven tips and strategies to empower you to maximize your own potential and inspire others. It is not a self-help book. It is a how-to guide for winning, rooted in the belief that the most unlikely of people, in the most improbable of circumstances, can become extraordinary.

John Amaechi well understands the responsibilities and potential that come with being a giant. The Promises of Giants is the product of a lifetime spent observing and studying effective leadership – from accompanying his mother’s visits to her dying patients to competing at the highest levels of professional sport, through two decades of management consulting with multinational corporations. These experiences have shown that everyone has the ability to act decisively to influence the world in a positive way. Everyone is a giant to someone.


"This is one of the most powerful books ever written about leadership."
Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THINK AGAIN and host of the TED podcast WorkLife
"John's ability to identify and communicate the qualities of effective leadership is remarkable. After reading The Promises of Giants, your view of the world will most definitely improve."
JJ Abrams, Director, Producer & Scriptwriter, CEO of Bad Robot
"Amaechi is a towering force for good with a rare ability to defuse the most pungent provocations."
James O’Brien, broadcaster & writer
"Wise, challenging and inspiring, The Promises of Giants is a much-needed book that will resonate with you long after you have finished reading it."
Fiona Cannon OBE, Managing Director Sustainable Business, Lloyds Banking Group
"One of the most useful, enjoyable and challenging books on leadership of the last decade. An essential read for those aspiring to lead."
David, D’Souza, Membership Director at CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development)