To the writer, Essential Leadership in based on three pillars —Personal Excellence, Individual Essence and Organization Transformation. Within this framework, a leader must understand, define, and impact an organization's strategy, seeing to its development and survival. Organizational objectives must be clear and aligned, and this is the mission of every leader, whatever the structure's size and complexity. To this end, leaders need to be aware of their three vectors —Adherence to Beliefs and Values, Consistent Productivity and Emotional Bond. ELOS Essential Leadership Skills for Organizational Strategy methodology is based on six elos, and each one has four drivers. The elos that need to be fully understood and cultivated are Competitive Environment, Value Proposition, Organization Essence, Strategic Execution, Essential Leadership and Performance Catalysts. This book also contains a rich, in-depth analysis of Europe's, China's and India's past, and points out to leaders the direction and the steps needed to redefine and achieve organizational goals. Forewords by two top executives and testimonials from six others are a testament to Motta's theory.
Anthesis is about all aspects of the organizational culture: how it is formed and, mainly, why it is crystallized - which is a threat to the survival of the companies. “Anthesis is the apogee of a flower development. I chose this name to strengthen the challenges that all the organizations face to remain alive ", Motta says. According to him, the idea of the book is to compare the evolution, apogee and decline process of a live organism with the social organisms that search for a perennial existence. “In contrast to a flower, the destination of a social organism is not necessarily given, therefore it can have new cycles of development as the company manages to re-invent itself”, he explains. In his first book “The Essential Leadership” launched in 2014, the executive presented best practices of leadership in the enterprise context and the trends that would impact the role of professionals in strategical positions of the companies in the following years. This time, the focus is on the organizational culture that is, in the Motta's opinion, more important than the strategy, as it influences processes, behaviors and relations inside the organization. “The strategy is nothing more than a vision to where the company wants to go. But it is the culture that shapes the way ", he explained. The last chapter of the book is dedicated to explain the phenomenon defined by the author as Dual Challenge - external challenges that can intervene in the internal context of the companies, compelling them to change - and offers possibilities. The Dual Challenge is composed by two main factors that are the digital transformation from the point of view of the business, more specifically the impact of these technologies on the business models, and the transition of the social ethics, that have changed from the ethics of duty to the ethics of pleasure, marked by the end of the border between life and work , when people search to work for a purpose. In Motta's opinion, it does not matter the sector or the country, all organizations of the world, of any size, are suffering with DUAL challenge. "Even the most winner and well organized company in face of these transformations has not a minor chance of stability. It is not possible to remain in the status quo when the external concept has changed a lot".