The Business of Excellence
Building high-performance teams and organizations
In The Business of Excellence, published in 2016, Justin Hughes offers a unique and compelling perspective on the drivers of excellence in teams and organisations. Justin's experience as a management consultant to some of the world's most successful organisations and as a military fighter pilot for more than 12 years brings a rare blend of experience and insight to this crucial area of business success.
Message from the author, Justin Hughes
"My aim in writing The Business of Excellence was to pull together all the learning I had acquired from 12 years as a fighter pilot and a further 13 years as a management consultant into one simple model which explains the drivers of high performance in a format that can be easily transferred to just about any other team or organisation. Easy! In principle…
Writing the book was undoubtedly a journey, spread over several years, and forced me to collate and structure my thinking at a new level. When I finally handed over the manuscript, I thought my work was done, but then copy editing started - another new experience for me! As someone who likes a certain precision in the written word (bordering on pedantic?), I met my match in a professional copy editor.
After a few months of intellectual sparring though, The Business of Excellence went into production, and I have to admit to being rather pleased with the end result. I hope you enjoy it and look forward to your feedback."
Book author Justin Hughes to speak
Justin Hughes is also a renowned speaker on high performance, operational excellence, leadership, decision-making and risk, and behavioural safety and safety culture.
Watch Justin's showreel video to the right and get in touch using the form below to check Justin's availability and discuss fees and content for your event.
Any leader who is striving to create a high performance team environment should read this gem of a book from cover to cover! It deserves to become the execution manual for any team or organisation that aims to achieve operational excellence.Costas Markides, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Holder of the Robert Bauman Chair in Strategic Leadership, London Business School
Justin Hughes' experience as a fighter pilot is highly relevant to teams everywhere. In The Business of Excellence, he has offered a vivid, compelling and highly readable insight into building world-leading teams and organizations.Dr Catherine Raines, Chief Executive, UK Trade & Investment
A new, fresh and engaging perspective on leadership and the creation of high-performance organisations through the lens of somebody with first-hand experience ... the clarity and accessibility of the insights mark this book out as truly excellent.Sir David Walker, former Master of the Queen s Household
Justin Hughes is that rare breed of consultant and commentator who has been there and done it. Combine that with strong values and outstanding communication skills and you have someone worth listening to.David Bellamy, CEO, St James Place
In The Business of Excellence, Justin Hughes articulates a clear strategy for the pursuit of excellence coming from his many years of experience as a fighter pilot and entrepreneur. I am a big fan of learning from other environments and highly recommend it.Paddy Lowe, Executive Director, Mercedes Grand Prix