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The Leadership Skills Handbook : 5 Essential Skills You Need to be a Leader.

Author: Jo Owen
Publisher: London : Kogan Page, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The Leadership Skills Book from best-selling author Jo Owen reveals the essential skills you need to be an effective leader. Most leadership books try to answer the question 'what is good leadership?' this book asks 'how can you learn to lead?' and then, based on research with over a thousand leaders, it provides over 50 vital attributes you need to lead successfully. Covering every aspect of leadership from  Read more...
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Owen, Jo.
Leadership Skills Handbook : 5 Essential Skills You Need to be a Leader.
London : Kogan Page, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jo Owen
ISBN: 9780749464783 074946478X
OCLC Number: 793995936
Awards: Winner of CMI Management Book of the Year: New Manager Category 2013 (UK)
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part One Career skills; 01 Understand yourself; 02 Understand others; 03 Understand how you affect others; 04 Discover your rules of success; 05 The leadership journey: Key principles; 06 Managing your leadership journey: The map; 07 Build your career; 08 Careers versus careering: Avoiding the death stars; 09 How not to get promoted; 10 Running the leadership marathon; Part Two People skills; 01 Delegating; 02 Motivating; 03 Selling; 04 Coaching; 05 Managing expectations; 06 Managing upwards; 07 Flattery; 08 Managing professionals. Part Three Moment of truth skills01 Learning to say no; 02 Conflict management; 03 Crisis management; 04 Dealing with bullies; 05 Negative feedback; 06 Hearing feedback; 07 Fighting battles; 08 Power; 09 Managing adversity; Part Four Technical skills; 01 Reading; 02 Writing; 03 Presenting; 04 Storytelling; 05 Listening; 06 Doing numbers; 07 Problem solving; 08 Decision making in uncertainty; 09 Influencing decisions; 10 Negotiations; 11 Networking; 12 Time management; 13 Effective meetings; 14 Projects; 15 Managing budgets; 16 Dealing with advertising; 17 Managing change; 18 Reorganizing. 19 Creating a visionPart Five Values and behaviours; 01 Becoming a leader people want to follow; 02 How not to be a good boss; 03 Taking control; 04 Working to win; 05 Learning to be lucky; 06 Managing stress; 07 Positive leadership; 08 Professional leadership; 09 Etiquette; 10 Honesty; 11 Humility; 12 Responsibility; 13 Living the values; 14 Ambition; 15 Hard work; 16 Learning and renewal; 17 Learning to lead; Further reading; Index.

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The Leadership Skills Book from best-selling author Jo Owen reveals the essential skills you need to be an effective leader. Most leadership books try to answer the question 'what is good leadership?' this book asks 'how can you learn to lead?' and then, based on research with over a thousand leaders, it provides over 50 vital attributes you need to lead successfully. Covering every aspect of leadership from technical skills and career skills, to people skills and personal values, it touches on: understanding yourself and others, delegating, motivating, conflict management, crisis management.

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