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Develop Your Leadership Skills

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ISBN-10: 0749449195

ISBN-13: 9780749449193

Edition: 2nd 2007

Authors: John Adair

List price: $17.95
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Description:

Best-selling author and leadership expert John Adair brings his stimulating insights into leadership into his most accessible book to date. Full of exercises and checklists, "Develop Your Leadership Skills" provides the tools to recognize and develop leadership qualities, acquire personal authority and master core leadership functions, including planning, communicating and motivating. Suitable for anyone who wishes to improve their leadership skills, this guide distills the essence of Adair's teaching and offers a framework for becoming an effective leader.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Kogan Page, Limited
Publication date: 3/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 8.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330

About the author
Introduction
What you have to be
Some essential qualities
Generic leadership traits
What you have to know
What you need to do
Task need
Team maintenance need
Individual needs
The three circles interact
Towards the functional approach to leadership
Your role as leader
Leadership: personal reminder
How to turn the core leadership functions into skills
Defining the task
Planning
Briefing
Controlling
Evaluating
Motivating
Organising
Providing an example
How to develop yourself as a leader
Be prepared
Be proactive
Be reflective
How to lead at the strategic level
The functions of a strategic leader
The importance of practical wisdom
Leadership for desirable change
How to grow leaders in your organisation
Develop a strategy for leadership development
Selection
Training for leadership
Career development
Line managers as leadership developers
Culture
The chief executive
Finding greatness in people
A leadership checklist
Further reading
Index