Vulture Cultures: How to stop them ravaging your organisation's performance, people, profit and public image

Vulture Cultures: How to stop them ravaging your organisation's performance, people, profit and public image

by Leanne Faraday-Brash


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Vulture Cultures is a provocative and entertaining book that articulates, in vivid detail, the tell-tale signs and symptoms of destructive workplaces. From the incompetent to the incomprehensible, the disruptive to the dastardly, this book will explain how bad behaviour gains a foothold and what perpetuates it against all good common sense. The book provides both high-level strategies and readily applicable tips for the CEO and the change leader as well as the vulnerable and the victimised. Vulture Cultures does not dwell on the sociopath or the employee with a personality disorder. In truth, for all the sensationalist hype that surrounds them, they account for a very small percentage of the workforce population. All the characters, cultures and case studies are 100% real and based on Leanne’s 20-year history consulting. After you have read this book you will never look at your organisation in the same light again!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781922117038
Publisher: Australian Academic Press
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Edition description: General
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Leanne Faraday-Brash is an Organisational Psychologist, speaker, executive coach and facilitator with two decades of experience in organisational capability and culture, equal opportunity, conflict resolution, change, leadership, emotional intelligence and resilience. She has presented in Europe, the US, Asia, the Middle East and across Australia and has appeared on radio and television. Her expert commentary and opinion pieces are regularly sought for broadsheet and online publications. Leanne lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband Fred and their four children.


Leanne takes a subject that is confronting and challenging to most and makes it understandable and manageable. Avoiding jargon while balancing theory with plenty of examples to which readers at all levels of experience can relate, Vulture Cultures makes the topic of organisational culture accessible to anyone. I highly recommend this book!
Mark Stoermer, Director Corporate Services, City of Melbourne

I love this book. Leanne is a gifted writer and the knowledge and the stories she shares are so powerful. A must read for every leader who wants to shape a better culture.
Dimitra Manis, Senior Vice President, Global Head of People, Thomson Reuters

This is an outstanding contribution to the solution of an age old problem; the effects of bullying and bad leadership in the workplace. It is not difficult to recognise many of the characters that Leanne portrays but what is often forgotten is the extreme detrimental effect they have on the organisations with which they are involved and not uncommonly lead.
Alastair Nicholson AO RFD QC, Former Chief Justice, Chair of the National Centre Against Bullying

Exemplary, well prepared and thoughtful. Leanne’s delivery is totally engaging and fun, but always leading to a profound conclusion. The results were transformative, and I heartily endorse anyone from any sector to use the most dynamic and passionate facilitator I have ever worked with.
Patrick O’Neill, General Manager Brotherhood of St Laurence

Her solutions are ingenious, yet practical. I always come away thinking: Now why didn’t I think of that?
Marianne Matin, Workforce Planning & Engagement Manager, SMEC

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