The first installment in a new series offering straightforward, practical wisdom from a top business guru John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Effective Management is the first in a new series of titles from the noted business expert. Focused on concise, practical, and straightforward business wisdom, the series offers the kind of real-world insight that business leaders thrive on. Short, punchy, and packed with real solutions, this book provides 100 proven and effective ideas for business managers, whether they manage a few people or a few hundred, and whether they work for a small firm or a Fortune 100 giant. * Proven, practical business wisdom for managers * The first in a new series from renowned business authority John Adair * Quick bites of business wisdom for everyday management success For real management wisdom from a proven expert, John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Effective Management offers everything you need to be your brilliant best.
JOHN ADAIR is the business guru who invented Action Centered Leadership, now one of the best known leadership models in the world. Organizations worldwide use it to develop their leadership capability and management skills.
Preface xi PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING YOUR ROLE AS MANAGER 1 Sixteen Greatest Ideas for Effective Managership 3 Eight Greatest Ideas for All Managers 37 PART TWO: MANAGING FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE 57 Eleven Greatest Ideas for Managership Skills 59 Seven Greatest Ideas for Team Leadership 87 Ten Greatest Ideas for Operational Business Leaders 103 PART THREE: MANAGING THE BUSINESS 127 Nine Greatest Ideas for Strategic Leadership Skills 129 Five Greatest Ideas for Practical Business Wisdom 151 PART FOUR: MANAGING YOURSELF AND YOUR TIME 165 Six Greatest Ideas for Managing Your Time 167 Eight Greatest Ideas for Decision Making 183 Eight Greatest Ideas for Communication Skills 201 Four Greatest Ideas for Delighting Your Customers 221 PART FIVE: MANAGING POSITIVE CHANGE 237 Eight Greatest Ideas for Leading Innovation 241 Appendix 261 About John Adair 263 Index 265