"Leading Through Leaders: Driving Strategy, Execution and Change" will help you improve your business results by overcoming the challenges of uncertainty, complexity, imperfect decision-making and communication, and staff disengagement. Whilst focused on building collective leadership as a strategic capability, the author provides the means for effective individual leadership: a coherent framework of principles, process and behaviour to create the conditions for success, and the systemic and dynamic integration and alignment of leaders and engaged teams at all levels. Based on the author's 27 years of leadership and consulting experience, and illustrated with case studies and learning from clients such as Cisco, Best Western, ABN AMRO, Pfizer and the NHS, this book provides unique insights into 'effective leadership' in some of the world's best known enterprises. "Leading Through Leaders" presents an integrated suite of proven and durable principles and tools, and the leadership psychology, that may be adapted and used by any leader.
It provides businesses with the intellectual firepower to rise above the fog and clutter of operational issues and focus on strategic priorities, with the confidence that junior leaders and their teams are fully engaged and aligned at the tactical level.
Since 1995, Jeremy Tozer and his team have provided leadership consulting, strategy and execution, change and performance improvement services to clients in the private, public and voluntary sectors across the UK and the EU, Asia, Australasia and the USA.
Section - ONE: Understanding Leadership and Its Context;Chapter - 01: The operating context, strategy execution and capability requirement;Chapter - 02: Propositions about organizations, leadership, people and work;Chapter - 03: The role of a leader: Creating the ACE conditions for success;Chapter - 04: Understanding leadership ability;Chapter - 05: Communication - the lubricant of the leadership engine;Chapter - 06: Leading transformation and change;Section - TWO: Developing the ACE Conditions for Success;Chapter - 07: Introduction to developing ability;Chapter - 08: Understanding people, behaviour and emotional intelligence;Chapter - 09: Interpersonal communication: the currency of leadership;Chapter - 10: Coaching;Chapter - 11: Influence, persuasion and conflict resolution;Chapter - 12: The leadership work of creating clarity and engagement: problems, decisions and plans;Chapter - 13: People, personality and decision making;Chapter - 14: Decision making: the appreciation;Chapter - 15: Planning and briefing;Chapter - 16: Cascade of planning and briefing;Chapter - 17: The intelligence system to inform decision making;Chapter - 18: Directing, coordinating, controlling and evaluating progress;Chapter - 19: Introduction to shaping the environment;Chapter - 20: Teams and groups;Chapter - 21: The essential intangibles: morale, loyalty and trust;Chapter - 22: The role of organization and structure in leadership;Chapter - 23: O rganization ethos and culture: built to adapt and to last;Chapter - 24: Conclusion