Books: More Oregon trail than Agincourt

A must-buy book this is not, but it contains enough useful tips for those CEOs in need of a refresher, says Patrick Dunne.

Smashing, I thought, as I looked at the cover of this book, and in particular at the subtitle, Creating the focus you need to achieve your key business goals. I've always believed passionately in the benefits of focus - that is, as long as you focus on the right things.

What are must-win battles?

According to the authors, they are the ones that are urgent and important, the three or four battles that you absolutely must win to achieve your objectives; battles that require the leader to take 'an emotional, as well an intellectual journey', and ones that demand an extraordinary level of leadership.

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