Introducing Leadership is a highly practical textbook which draws on robust research to present a clear picture of what leadership actually involves. It explores why leadership has become so important in recent years; the role leadership plays in achieving organisational success; the skills that effective leaders need; and the steps that anyone can take to become an effective leader.
This second edition expands its coverage into ethical practice and emotional intelligence, and looks at the impact that our increasing understanding of the brain is having on leadership behaviour and performance. It also considers the importance of trust for effective leadership.
Throughout the book there are boxes providing detailed exploration of key concepts, and case studies and review questions appear at the end of each chapter to stimulate critical thinking.
Introducing Leadership is for people at all levels in organisations, particularly those aspiring to their first leadership role or studying for leadership qualifications at ILM or CMI Levels 3 to 5.
David Pardey has had a career as a marketing manager, lecturer, author, consultant, publisher and research manager. He has written widely on leadership and management and was Head of Research and Policy at the Institute of Leadership and Management. David is now a freelance writer, researcher and consultant.
Introduction 1. The New Leadership Challenge 2. What Leaders Do 3. Making Things Happen 4. Why Culture, Values and Trust Matter 5. Getting the Best Out of People 6. Creating and Leading Effective Teams 7. Communicating Effectively 8. When Things Go Bad 9.Developing a Coaching Style 10. The Insightful Leader 11. Leading with Integrity 12. The Emotionally Intelligent Leader 13. Becoming a Trusted Leader 14. Continuing to Learn and Improve