Veteran Business Executive Provides Direction to Improve ‘Leadership in the Hood’

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Author Bob Sutton announces release of new book

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Veteran business executive Bob Sutton wants to help businesspeople navigate the complexities of what he calls “hoods,” or organisations that can create synergies and help one achieve more than one could on one’s own. In “Leadership in the Hood: Talking About Leadership Application and Management Issues in Organisations” (published by Balboa Press AU), Sutton offers insights and direction to readers to help them become the leaders they were meant to be. The book is available for purchase at:

“A hood is an apt metaphor as it suggests that organisations aren’t always simple and nice,” says Sutton. “They’re compiled of teams that should be working in synchronicity, with direction, and in harmony for the benefit of stakeholders.”

The book features lessons that cover how to optimize management strategies and enhance leadership skills. Sutton assures all executives that while acquiring the confidence and know-how to lead with success is difficult, it is ultimately rewarding. Readers can expect to learn how to:

  • make individual team members better at what they do;
  • eliminate dysfunction that can hurt operating results;
  • back up your business vision with strategy; and
  • empower people to operate within clear boundaries.

“Leadership in the Hood”
By Bob Sutton
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 138 pages | ISBN 9781504313759
E-Book | 138 pages | ISBN 9781504313766
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Bob Sutton, a native of Sydney, Australia, has been a senior executive with Goodyear, Kmart and Tyre & Auto Service Australia. He has also served in general manager roles in retail and wholesale divisions, including marketing, purchasing, merchandising, store network development, sales and operations and property. Sutton studied business strategy, marketing and management at the Pacific Dunlop Limited executive program in Hong Kong, The Melbourne Business School and Deakin University. He’s retired and a skipper and leading crew for volunteer Marine Rescue NSW on the Tuggerah lakes, New South Wales, Australia. He is married to Sue and has a wonderful family.

Balboa Press Australia is a division of Hay House, Inc., a leading provider in publishing products that specialise in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genre. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the Author Solutions self-publishing model. For more information or to start publishing today, visit or call 1800 050 315. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter and “Like” us at

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