Leadership Is Changing the Game: The Transition from Technical Expert to Leader


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About the Author

Brian Donovan is the founder of Donovan Leadership. He is a dedicated advocate of powerful and practical leadership. His commitment to the field is informed by 40 years' experience in the technology sector, as a senior executive in Telstra and as CEO of the IT Skills Hub. He is an executive coach, facilitator and speaker. He has helped countless technology leaders transform from technical experts into leaders who succeed. He is able to draw from his practical experience as a senior executive to assist his clients to build their influence with their key stakeholders. His programs enable leaders to achieve stretch results and to make the difference they are committed to making.


This book is gold. As you read it, you will inevitably identify with some of the stories and wisdom. You will find yourself reflecting on your own life and career, and getting excited as you glimpse possibilities for playing a much bigger game than the current path you see yourself on. Brian is truly "a man to cross the river with." He has been a great friend, coach and encourager through the mountains and the valleys, and we have crossed a number of big rivers together over the years. He continues to be a significant influence in expanding my sense of what's possible as a leader.

Dean Phelan, former CEO, Churches of Christ in Queensland Board Adviser, CEO Mentor and Executive Coach

Let yourself be captivated by the thoughts, the practical propositions and ... the metaphor of the "Big Kahuna" proposed by Brian Donovan, an expert in game-changing leadership and digital transformation. You will enjoy discovering and reading Leadership Is Changing the Game. It will benefit you to shift your mindset, influence others and invent new ways of doing business.

Prof. Yves Pigneur, University of Lausanne Author with Alex Osterwalder of the international

bestseller Business Model Generation

Ranked #7 by Thinkers50 a global ranking of management thinkers

We can't get to exciting new places without knowing where we want to be, and how to get there. Moving from being a subject matter expert into leadership is an exciting journey, but it is fraught with obstacles. We each need a map for our own personal journey, that helps us honestly identify challenges, including those we create for ourselves, and which equips us to take advantage of opportunities as they arise. Brian helped me make brave decisions to embark on my big life changes. He asks all the right questions and his years of experience and buckets of wisdom are reflected in this great book. It will help you to work out how to map your own journey, to get there and also to identify how to make a success of your career when it reaches its next destination. Read it!

Kathryn Watt, Non-Executive Director Former General Counsel, Vanguard Australia