Thursday, September 03, 2015

Built for change: Innovation and collaboration in leadership book contract


I was delighted last week to sign a book contract with Mediacom for what will be my second book, tentatively titled “Built for change: innovation and collaboration in leadership.”

It will be a book about innovation. There are many books of theory about innovation and many books from overseas about leadership. (Hence I deliberately sought out a local ie Australasian publisher). I want to write a book that emerges from a context of reality, from a real life situation of change. (Mainly the last three years as Principal of Uniting College). I want to provide some practical stories of change and then consider them, first with the wisdom of hindsight, second with the theological probing that is the gift of the Christian tradition.

I hope the book offers an understanding of change that is both practical and possible, in ways that celebrate collaboration, enhance equality and make access possible.

It is a project I’ve been mulling over for the last few months. My first days writing in June is described here. As I processed the shape of the project over two days in July with my supervisor, I asked myself “Why write?.”

Posted by steve at 10:23 PM


  1. That’s really cool Steve. Congratulations! It’s an exciting topic and one I’d be keen to read when you’re done! Go well!

    Comment by Ralph — September 5, 2015 @ 12:15 am

  2. Cheers Ralph. My challenge is how to write a book that is interest only to leaders, especially College Principals – which is a very small market!. My plan is to end each chapter with stories from work, family, community, in order to focus on innovation and collaboration in all spheres of life.

    steve taylor

    Comment by steve taylor — September 6, 2015 @ 7:41 pm

  3. Looking forward to reading it Steve, Jenny Brisbane

    Comment by Jenny Brisbane — September 15, 2015 @ 8:49 pm

  4. Thanks Jenny. Appreciate that


    Comment by steve — September 17, 2015 @ 7:54 pm

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