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100 More 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 sequel to the best selling 100 Great Leadership Ideas offers 100 more solutions 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. Introduction
  6. The ideas
    1. Part 1 – You and the Team
      1. 1: Abandon failed projects
      2. 2: Ask for discretionary effort
      3. 3: Be accessible
      4. 4: Be consultative
      5. 5: Be generous with little things
      6. 6: Be inspirational
      7. 7: Be tough
      8. 8: Control your anger
      9. 9: Create fun and a little weirdness
      10. 10: Demand clear thinking
      11. 11: Do what you say and own what you do
      12. 12: Enable creativity
      13. 13: Encourage experimentation
      14. 14: Encourage opinion
      15. 15: Engage with people
      16. 16: Get the right people on board
      17. 17: Give the team control
      18. 18: Hold back
      19. 19: Inspire people’s basic emotions
      20. 20: Lead by objective
      21. 21: Let people be themselves
      22. 22: Let people make their own decisions
      23. 23: Listen to dissenting voices
      24. 24: Look after the team
      25. 25: Make loyalty a watchword
      26. 26: Make the team proud
      27. 27: Praise people to success
      28. 28: Recruit to your weaknesses
      29. 29: Share the benefits
      30. 30: Stretch people
      31. 31: Use talent to grow the business
    2. Part 2 – You and the Organisation
      1. 32: Abandon management
      2. 33: Abandon ‘Plan A’
      3. 34: Be prepared to pay the price
      4. 35: Be unpredictable
      5. 36: Create a flatter structure
      6. 37: Create strategic opportunities
      7. 38: Define the organisation’s moral character
      8. 39: Develop people
      9. 40: Embrace surprises
      10. 41: Enable self-organisation
      11. 42: Encourage fast failure
      12. 43: Ingrain the values
      13. 44: Keep management slim
      14. 45: Learn from (other people’s) failure
      15. 46: Let the organisation manage itself
      16. 47: Listen to the organisation
      17. 48: Mine the data
      18. 49: Move on
      19. 50: Over-communicate
      20. 51: Remember the heritage
      21. 52: Reward real success
      22. 53: Set your own standards
      23. 54: Think about people issues
      24. 55: Think different
      25. 56: Welcome ideas from every source
    3. Part 3 – You and the Outside World
      1. 57: Be transparent
      2. 58: Change the world
      3. 59: Define the organisation’s higher purpose
      4. 60: Don’t get commoditised
      5. 61: Drive social innovation
      6. 62: Embrace cultural diversity
      7. 63: Encourage collisions
      8. 64: Give something back to your community
      9. 65: Help bring ideas to market
      10. 66: Keep up with technology
      11. 67: Operate responsibly
      12. 68: Operate sustainably
      13. 69: Outsource
      14. 70: Promote your organisation
      15. 71: Recognise cultural differences
      16. 72: Recognise strategic inflection points
      17. 73: Think globally
      18. 74: Welcome competition
    4. Part 4 – You
      1. 75: Act quickly
      2. 76: Always compete
      3. 77: Avoid ‘analysis paralysis’
      4. 78: Be adaptable
      5. 79: Be fearless
      6. 80: Be positive
      7. 81: Be unreasonably optimistic
      8. 82: Be yourself
      9. 83: Create infectious ideas
      10. 84: Do it your way
      11. 85: Do the planning
      12. 86: Do what you can
      13. 87: Follow your dreams
      14. 88: Get out of the office
      15. 89: Hands on, hands off
      16. 90: Have faith in your own ideas
      17. 91: Just do it
      18. 92: Keep marching
      19. 93: Lead, don’t manage
      20. 94: ‘Only the paranoid survive’
      21. 95: Persevere
      22. 96: Stretch yourself
      23. 97: Take calculated risks
      24. 98: Take up the challenge
      25. 99: Think the unthinkable
      26. 100: Use common sense
  7. Sources and Further Reading
  8. About the Author