Amaechi Longlisted for Porchlight Business Book Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that John Amaechi’s book, The Promises of Giants, has been longlisted for the Leadership and Strategy Book of the Year at the Porchlight Business Book Awards 2021!

Huge congratulations to John and all the other longlisted authors.

For more information about the Porchlight Awards and for the full longlist visit the Porchlight Books website

The Promises of Giants


From socio-political chaos and workplace disruption to the climate change crisis, we have never needed people with the skill and will to collaborate to create a better world more than now. We need people who are willing to fill the leadership void. People who will embrace the influence they have. People who believe in improving society and workplace culture – not only because it makes life better, but because it is proven to yield positive results. We need more leaders.

The Promises of Giants is a challenge to anyone who aspires to make a difference in their environment. Over fourteen promises, it seamlessly intertwines personal anecdotes and workplace and social observation with the latest research, to provide practical, proven tips and strategies to empower you to maximize your own potential and inspire others. It is not a self-help book. It is a how-to guide for winning, rooted in the belief that the most unlikely of people, in the most improbable of circumstances, can become extraordinary.

John Amaechi well understands the responsibilities and potential that come with being a giant. The Promises of Giants is the product of a lifetime spent observing and studying effective leadership – from accompanying his mother’s visits to her dying patients to competing at the highest levels of professional sport, through two decades of management consulting with multinational corporations. These experiences have shown that everyonehas the ability to act decisively to influence the world in a positive way. Everyone is a giant to someone.

The Promises of Giants is published by Nicholas Brealey

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