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Communicate to Inspire

Book Description

Inspiring leaders make us want to achieve more. They persuade us to their cause, win our active support, help us to work better together and make us feel proud to be part of the teams they create. So if we want to be better leaders ourselves, how do we communicate in a way that inspires? What do we need to think about when framing our own leadership communication? Communicate to Inspire is an essential manual for any aspiring leader, answering these key practical questions. Kevin Murray presents a model that charts the leadership process and draws stories from the years of experience he has had coaching top leaders from a wide range of organizations. He examines and analyzes some of the key successes (and failures) in leadership and provides a unique and successful model for developing your own leadership skills.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover page
  2. Inspire
  3. Title page
  4. Imprint
  5. Table of contents
  6. List of figures
  7. Foreword
  8. Introduction: the inspiration gap
  9. Part I: Leadership in the age of transparency
    1. 1. The new leader
    2. 2. Leadership: the greatest intangible asset of them all
    3. 3. The 12 principles of inspiring leadership communication
  10. Part II: The leader within
    1. 4. Be yourself better: why passion and conviction are essential to inspiring leaders
    2. 5. The vision thing: how to think about purpose, values and the future
    3. 6. Bringing the outside in: when you introduce employees to the people they serve, it unleashes super-performance
    4. 7. Engage through powerful conversations: how to use conversations to drive culture, and why culture delivers goals
  11. PART III: Connecting to the emotions that drive behaviours
    1. 8. It’s all about them: how to become more effective by being more focused on people and behaviours
    2. 9. The listening leader: why you need to listen louder
    3. 10. Sending signals: how you inspire – or demotivate – without saying a word
    4. 11. Purposeful, persuasive stories: how you can use stories to drive action and shape culture
  12. Part IV: The leader outside
    1. 12. Use a potent point of view to power your leadership: how to develop a persuasive standpoint to win friends and influence people
    2. 13. Winning in the court of public opinion: why you must always prepare properly for public platforms
    3. 14. When words really matter: why some are simply much more persuasive than others
    4. 15. Why leaders should embrace social media: the six reasons you should be more engaged
  13. Part V: Bringing it all together
    1. 16. What is your leadership inspiration quotient? How to make the intangible more tangible
  14. With grateful thanks
  15. Meet the author
  16. Index
  17. Full imprint