All of the columns that were published in Huffpo as About Leadership, and a lot more besides, are now available as a book, Crash Course, published by WhiteFox . Available now to order in Kindle or hard copy format from Amazon, and from bookstores.
Advance praise for Crash Course by Bernie Bulkin
“Here is a treasure trove of practical wisdom, culled from Bernie Bulkin's long career in the oil & gas industry, concerning management and leadership in business. Full of wit and insight.
Bernie Bulkin has the knack of placing his finger squarely on the hot buttons of modern business management that we all recognise but never quite get around to articulating. And like Dilbert, he has a rare ability to puncture the multiple vanities and fashionable absurdities that are also to be found there
Bernie Bulkin is an articulate and also wry observer of the fashions, foibles and frustrations in business life. In this beautifully created collection of vignettes, the reader will find much to inform and also amuse.” - Stephen Hall, McKinsey & Co
"With Crash Course, Bernie has crafted the perfect 'How To' book on effective leadership.
Crash Course is worth hitting daily and is a must read for leaders committed to best outcomes for themselves and for the organisations they lead." -Joshua Rudolph, Founding Partner @ Re.Fresch
“Pick up a copy of Crash Course because it’s absolutely packed with insight and advice” - Nick Smith, Engineering and Technology Magazine
“Crash Course is a readable and insightful combination of reflections on thriving in the corporate world and becoming a leader, which also has general life lessons for us all. As you read it, you will both learn and be entertained at the same time – if only all business books could be this interesting.” -Nick Pennell, Chariman, Lavery/Pennell
“This story is very practical and a good read” - Sir John Egan
“Crash Course is a great idea. Based on his extensive experience at BP Bernie Bulkin has produced a series of short and astute essays on leadership success. An essay for each week of the year covering people, skills, strategy. And more. Read it Monday, implement it Tuesday, make it your way of life by Friday, transform your company by the end of the year. A winner!” - Dorothy Griffiths, former Dean of the Business School, Imperial College
"The world is always short of leaders with the insights, the confidence and the courage to differentiate themselves and their organisations or institutions from the rest, in order to create something of value. Great leaders also have the humility and the hunger to feed on the experiences of others. Experience has limited value if not shared and, in this collection of personal experiences and insights acquired from a rich and varied personal life and career, Bernie offers food for thought and much wisdom." -Andrew Duff, Chairman, Severn Trent plc