Douglas Board is a writer and thinker on leadership, and an executive coach who works on leadership and careers. He grew up in Hong Kong and worked for the UK Treasury and then as a headhunter.

His latest book ‘Elites: can you rise to the top without losing your soul?’ (Eye Books, 2021) dismantles assumptions about careers and power in a way which has touched readers as diverse as senior executives, stand-up comedians and priests. The Financial Times has called it ‘profound’, ‘subversive’ and ‘often very funny’.

He is probably the only writer who writes satirical novels, applied research and practical guides, and been reviewed by the Financial Times in all three categories! Other praise has come from The Guardian, The Bookseller and Management Today. He is a visiting professor at the University of Chichester.

This website shows you more than one hundred of Douglas’s writings free. They range from short stories to pieces on current affairs or management, to religious reflections. Why not try the first inspector Cosadici mystery or Concussion and contempt in Lake Garda: Brexit revisited—two very different takes on one of his favourite places to write?

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