Leadership skills are essential for any aspiring manager, and there are no better guides to those skills than the actions and words of great leaders themselves: Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great and Napoleon; Churchill, Charles de Gaulle and Abraham Lincoln; Field Marshalls Slim and Montgomery; and many more.
In Effective Leadership Masterclass John Adair, one of the world's foremost experts on leadership training, describes the lessons every manager can learn from the great leaders of the past and how you can apply them to your own management methods. In addition to dealing with more wide-ranging issues, such as whether knowledge and experience are enough to make someone a leader and which are the most effective styles of leadership, this groundbreaking book teaches you the many ways in which you can become a better manager, including how to:
- Remain calm under pressure
- Make the right decisions
- Communicate effectively
- Inspire while informing
John Adair is an international leadership consultant to a wide variety of organizations in business, government, the voluntary sector, education and health, and has been named as one of the forty people worldwide who have contributed most to the development of management thought and practice. In 2009 the United Nations appointed him as Chair of Strategic Leadership Studies at its central college in Turin. He has written over forty books on leadership, management and history, which have been translated into many languages.