Are You a Badger or a Doormat?: How to be a Leader Who Gets Results (Financial Times Series)

Are You a Badger or a Doormat?: How to be a Leader Who Gets Results (Financial Times Series)

By: Rosie Miller (author)Paperback

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Using memorable caricatures to highlight the effects of your behaviour as a leader, this book offers a powerful model for effective leadership Are you a Badger or a Doormat? provides you with clear instructions and simple self-coaching processes which will propel you along the path to leadership success. It uses memorable caricatures to show extreme leadership styles, teaching you what behaviour to avoid and what to do more of, in an accessible and amusing way. Throughout the book Rosie Miller, a top international executive coach, and 20 highly experienced leaders offer advice on the mindsets, habits and working practices that will make you a successful leader. This book gives you the practical and direct guidance you need to upgrade your thinking and your behaviour to become an energetic, focused and visionary leader. The focus is on the five skills common to all the most effective leaders: * making the best use of your time * communicating effectively * delegating and people development * motivating a diverse workforce * creating change Each chapter is broken down into the following clearly sign-posted sections: *Highlightscontaining the key ideas in brief to enable you to scan quickly the content * a description of a common leadership Dilemma using cartoon caricatures to illustrate two extreme types of leadership behaviour and illustrate the unintended consequences of these extremes in practice * a Diagnostic for those who want to assess where they tend to fit between the two ends of the continuum *Balancing Wiselyintroduces the leadership mind-set that is more effective and the attributes of a leader who successfully manages this dilemma * The "How To" section gives detailed practical thinking, models and tools to let you be more effective at managing this dilemma *"In Action"is a case study illustrating one leader putting these tools and techniques into action * A Summary of the key points in the chapter * A list of powerful Self-Coaching questions designed to help you apply the thinking to your own leadership context and build your own effective leadership mindset.

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About Author

Rosie Miller is a sought-after international executive coach. One of her key coaching talents is to translate complex or theoretical ideas into simple, practical actions busy people can implement. She has 20 years' experience advising and coaching senior executives on strategy, change, team development, communication and time management. Her clients include leaders in organisations such as BP, GSK, Rolls-Royce, RBS Financial Markets, AIB, Shell, ESB, London Underground, Water UK, Deloittes and Cummins Engines. The high regard in which she is held by clients is reflected in the impressive group of 20 senior business and military leaders interviewed for this book. Prior to setting up her own business, she held senior roles in the consulting arms of Ernst & Young, Roland Berger and Partners and Coopers & Lybrand. Her earlier working life in Shell and Conoco gave her direct experience of line management in major corporations. Rosie is a highly regarded presenter of training on topics relating to personal impact and influencing for senior executives. She also contributes regular articles to a business newsletter.


About the author Acknowledgements Foreword Chapter 1- Introduction Chapter 2- The accessibility dilemma Chapter 3- The communication dilemma Chapter 4- The flexibility dilemma Chapter 5- The delegation dilemma Chapter 6- The change dilemma Chapter 7- The leadership jigsaw Chapter 8- The Inner Compass Chapter 9 -- Putting it all together Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/08/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780273724490
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780273724490
  • weight: 370
  • ISBN10: 0273724495

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