Leadership Rules: 50 Timeless Lessons for Leaders

Leadership Rules: 50 Timeless Lessons for Leaders

By: Jo Owen (author)Paperback

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From the man behind the bestselling How to series comes more essential business wisdom...and this time, it's nicely broken up into 50 digestible nuggets. This is dip-in, dip-out content - easily read, understood and implemented and complete with engaging illustrations. There are a handful of truly inspired and inspirational leaders in the world - you know who they are... and probably wish you were one of them. But leadership isn't easy - some say it's an innate quality, a natural skill that only a select few demonstrate - but this thinking is nonsense, according Jo Owen. We can all become respected and effective leaders if we just follow some fundamental rules. Jo has studied what makes leaders effective everywhere - from the world's leading banks and management consultancies, to the world's oldest tribes in Africa. And he has distilled his observations into 50 practical rules that we can all follow and use to become the leaders we aspire to be.

About Author

Jo Owen is a bestselling business author, leader, social entrepreneur and speaker. His business experience ranges widely. He was the best nappy salesman in Birmingham and put the blue speckle in Daz. He led a business in Japan for three years, has been a partner at Accenture, and was the architect of what is now HBOS business banking. He has co-founded three charities: Teach First, which is now one of the UK's top graduate recruiters, Future Leaders, which develops head teachers for urban schools and StartUp, which helps offenders start their own businesses on release from prison. He is in demand as a speaker on leadership, change, organisation, strategy and the corporate tribe. He also blogs on the BNet website and has contributed to Director Magazine, the FT and the Independent. His previous books include Hard-Core Management (Kogan Page, 2003) How to Lead (Pearson, 2005, second edition 2009); How to Manage (Prentice Hall, 2006, second edition 2009); Management Stripped Bare (Kogan Page, 2006), Power at Work: The Art of Making things Happen (Prentice Hall, 2007), How to Influence (Prentice Hall, 2009), and How to Sell (Prentice Hall, 2009).

Contents

INTRODUCTION ix THE QUALITIES OF A LEADER 1 1 THE LEADERSHIP RIDDLE 7 2 ARE YOU LEADING? 13 3 ARE YOU GOOD ENOUGH TO LEAD? 19 4 THE PERFECT LEADER 25 5 THE LEADER AS A ROLE MODEL 31 6 THE LEADER'S VALUES 35 7 COURAGE AND LEADERSHIP 39 8 LEARNING COURAGE 43 9 RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP 47 10 WEAR THE MASK 51 11 POPULARITY VERSUS RESPECT 55 12 BE POSITIVE 59 13 INSPIRATION AND CHARISMA 65 14 BE AMBITIOUS AND UNREASONABLE 69 15 EARNING RESPECT 73 16 WORK-LIFE BALANCE 77 17 LUCKY LEADERS 83 THE SKILLS OF THE LEADER 87 18 TECHNICAL SKILLS VERSUS PEOPLE SKILLS 93 19 ABILITY TO MOTIVATE OTHERS 99 20 CREATING A VISION 105 21 DECISION MAKING 109 22 BEYOND HONESTY AND INTEGRITY 113 23 DEALING WITH CRISES 119 24 DEALING WITH CONFLICT 125 25 FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS 129 26 ALIGN YOUR TRIBE 135 27 HOW TO GET UP IN THE MORNING 139 28 KEEPING CONTROL 143 29 HOW TO LEARN TO LEAD 147 LEADING THE ORGANISATION 151 30 THE ART OF UNFAIR COMPETITION 157 31 COMPETITIVE STRATEGY: ASYMMETRIC WARFARE 161 32 WHEN TO FIGHT 165 33 CHANGE OR DIE 171 34 CONTROL YOUR OWN DESTINY, OR SOMEONE ELSE WILL 175 35 LEADING CHANGE 179 36 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: GOSSIP VERSUS COMPUTERS 185 37 RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 189 38 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND TRUST 195 39 TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCTIVITY 199 40 BEYOND RESPECT FOR THE INDIVIDUAL 203 WHAT'S NEW ABOUT LEADERSHIP 207 41 LEADERSHIP IS EARNED, NOT GIVEN 211 42 LEADERSHIP IS ABOUT PERFORMANCE, NOT POSITION 215 43 LEADERSHIP IS A PROFESSION, NOT A CALLING 219 44 GLOBALISATION 223 45 THE CHALLENGE OF CONTROL 229 46 LEAD BY CONSENT 233 47 CHOOSE YOUR TEAM 237 48 FIND YOUR CONTEXT 241 49 LEADERSHIP: NO MORE HEROES 245 50 THE LEADERSHIP JOURNEY 249

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780857082381
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 270
  • ID: 9780857082381
  • weight: 338
  • ISBN10: 0857082388

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