The age of AI has opened up a plethora of opportunities in the realms of leadership © Shutterstock

Lead and thrive in the age of Artificial Intelligence
Two years after the launch of Shine in Spanish, Ana de Andrés recaptures the audience with the English version of this must-have leadership tool
1 Jun 2024

Embark on a transformative journey with Shine: Lead and Thrive in an AI World, an extraordinary invitation to unlock the profound essence of leadership. In this captivating book, the author unveils eight game-changing strategies and a sophisticated toolbox, empowering you to rise above the mundane and exercise exceptional leadership in today’s complex world. Immerse yourself in Shine, where leadership principles are illuminated through tangible examples and role models, offering a practical and inspiring roadmap for those seeking to lead and thrive.

Authored by Ana de Andrés, a seasoned macroeconomist and organizational development expert, this book is a tribute to years of experience working with over 2,000 individuals from over 100 nationalities. It is an improved version, in English, suitable for the present times, when there are no right or wrong answers. In fact, Shine is not designed to offer answers but to both support and keep company in the process of refining questions that one has as one evolves as a present and future leader. This process can be either very frightening or very fulfilling, depending on how you approach it, and the aim of this book is to help you find strategies to do it with more traction and less sacrifice. A mission increasingly worth pursuing in a world where great leadership is and will be a crucial comparative advantage while pseudo-leadership will sooner or later become just a commodity substitutable by some advanced version of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI). In the end, it is an invitation for all of us to engage in the essential quest, that of knowing thyself, in the pursuit of more truthful lives.

Gemma Capellas Espuny, Ana de Andrés and
Jesús Guerrero Buitrago in the launch of the Spanish
version of Shine in June 2022 at Bibliothèque
d’art et d’archéologie (Musée d’Art et d’Histoire) © Beatriz Alvaraz

Shine is a book for believers and without doubt more for seekers than for finders. It can be suitable for different critical personal and professional moments, but it is not for beginners. It will resonate with you if you are ready to discover that sometimes you are part of the solution while other times you are part of the problem. A discovery that adds many nuances to the journey, some of which are very subtle, even painful, but extremely powerful.

Recognizing early on that true evolution in economic, social, and political systems starts with the personal transformations of those at the helm, Shine isn’t merely a book; it’s a call to action. Beckoning you to join an alliance of awakened beings—the ‘network of hope,’ it’s an opportunity to tap into your full potential, both as an individual and a vital member of this transformative network. Transcending conventional leadership literature, Shine focuses on personal evolution as a catalyst for societal change. Whether grappling with the nuances of AI or navigating the intricate paths of the future, Shine is your compass, a classic bedside book for individuals aiming to lead powerful lives. Expand your leadership journey with Shine and step into a future where leadership is not just about steering through complexity, but embracing it.

The Association of International Spanish Civil Servants, together with its Committee Palabras+, will organize the presentation of Shine (in English) in Geneva on Friday 7 June 2024 at Bibliothèque d’art et d’archéologie (Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Promenade du Pin 5, 3rd floor, 1204 Genève). 


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* Gemma Capellas is Head of Linguistic Production at WMO and UNToday Editorial Adviser. Jesus Guerrero is Chief, Management and Communications Unit at the Center for Learning and Multilingualism (CLM), at UNOG.
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