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100 Great Leadership Ideas

Book Description

If you are a manager in today's business environment, demonstrating that you have leadership skills is essential to success. But what does it take to become an effective and influential business manager and leader? There are no sure-fire ways, but you can take inspiration and advice from various leaders who have been successful already. This book contains 100 great leaderships ideas, researched from companies and organisations around the world. Each idea is described in some detail. You are then shown how to apply that idea in your own company or work situation. A simple formula which could potentially lead to rich rewards.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Introduction
  7. Part 1 – Vision, Mission, Values, Change
    1. 1 Have a vision
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 2 Establish your mission
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 3 Establish your values
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    4. 4 Make it happen
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    5. 5 Seek out change
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  8. Part 2 – You And The Top Team
    1. 6 Build the perfect top team
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 7 Challenge the management structure
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 8 Collaborate
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    4. 9 Delegate
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    5. 10 Devolve decision making
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    6. 11 Leader-managers
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    7. 12 Make the budget work
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    8. 13 Plan for your succession
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  9. Part 3 – You And The Whole Team
    1. 14 Allow choice to drive decisions
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 15 Be clear
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 16 Be demanding
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    4. 17 Be fair
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    5. 18 Communicate all of the time
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    6. 19 Communicate in crisis
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    7. 20 Communicate simply
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    8. 21 Communicate the vision
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    9. 22 Create action groups
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    10. 23 Create followers
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    11. 24 Distance and closeness
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    12. 25 Don’t get complacent
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    13. 26 Encourage candor
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    14. 27 Encourage real debate
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    15. 28 Engage people’s emotions
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    16. 29 Get feedback
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    17. 30 Get people aligned
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    18. 31 Give people autonomy
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    19. 32 Give the team the tools to do the job
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    20. 33 Involve the team
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    21. 34 Make it fun
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    22. 35 Options and consensus
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    23. 36 Transform the team
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    24. 37 Trust your employees
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    25. 38 Walk around
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    26. 39 Work with the team you have
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  10. Part 4 – You And The Organization
    1. 40 Be diplomatic
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 41 Be meritocratic
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 42 Create an entrepreneurial culture
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    4. 43 Cut down on meetings
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    5. 44 Drive the culture right through the organization
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    6. 45 Encourage diversity
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    7. 46 Encourage innovation
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    8. 47 Get the culture right
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    9. 48 Harness the intelligence of the organization
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    10. 49 Herding cats
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    11. 50 Implementation
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    12. 51 Make small improvements
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    13. 52 March towards the sound of the guns
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    14. 53 Mix things up
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    15. 54 Not everything is measurable
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    16. 55 Plan for every contingency
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    17. 56 Practice democracy
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    18. 57 Respect the culture you inherit
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    19. 58 Servant leadership
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    20. 59 Set reasonable goals
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    21. 60 Zero tolerance and the staff kitchen
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  11. Part 5 – Personal Qualities
    1. 61 Be authentic
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 62 Be decisive
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 63 Be firm
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    4. 64 Be honest
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    5. 65 Be human
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    6. 66 Be passionate
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    7. 67 Confidence and humility
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    8. 68 Stay alert
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  12. Part 6 – Personal Behavior
    1. 69 Follow your instincts
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 70 Listen, learn and act
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 71 Say sorry sometimes
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    4. 72 Set a good example
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    5. 73 Stick to the strategy
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    6. 74 Stick to the values
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    7. 75 Stick to the vision
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    8. 76 Stop being judgemental
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    9. 77 Use symbols
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  13. Part 7 – Personal Development
    1. 78 Focus on the wildly important
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 79 Get a good PA
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 80 Get a life
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    4. 81 Get out of the limelight
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    5. 82 Good enough
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    6. 83 Keep a sense of burning urgency
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    7. 84 Keep fit
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    8. 85 Know the detail
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    9. 86 Learn from failure
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    10. 87 Manage your time
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    11. 88 Quick wins
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    12. 89 Recognize people
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    13. 90 Reinvent yourself
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    14. 91 Say no to distractions
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    15. 92 Think laterally
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  14. Part 8 – You And The Outside World
    1. 93 Assume the worst
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 94 Attract and encourage talent
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 95 Be accountable
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    4. 96 Do the right thing
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    5. 97 Lead for your industry
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    6. 98 Look for partnerships
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    7. 99 Make a contribution
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    8. 100 See the bigger picture
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  15. Sources