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Leadership Rules: 50 Timeless Lessons For Leaders

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Copyright page
  4. INTRODUCTION
  5. THE QUALITIES OF A LEADER
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. CHAPTER 1 THE LEADERSHIP RIDDLE
    3. CHAPTER 2 ARE YOU LEADING?
    4. CHAPTER 3 ARE YOU GOOD ENOUGH TO LEAD?
    5. CHAPTER 4 THE PERFECT LEADER
    6. CHAPTER 5 THE LEADER AS A ROLE MODEL
    7. CHAPTER 6 THE LEADER’S VALUES
    8. CHAPTER 7 COURAGE AND LEADERSHIP
      1. Emerging leaders
      2. Established leaders
    9. CHAPTER 8 LEARNING COURAGE
    10. CHAPTER 9 RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP
    11. CHAPTER 10 WEAR THE MASK
    12. CHAPTER 11 POPULARITY VERSUS RESPECT
    13. CHAPTER 12 BE POSITIVE
    14. CHAPTER 13 INSPIRATION AND CHARISMA
    15. CHAPTER 14 BE AMBITIOUS AND UNREASONABLE
    16. CHAPTER 15 EARNING RESPECT
    17. CHAPTER 16 WORK–LIFE BALANCE
    18. CHAPTER 17 LUCKY LEADERS
  6. THE SKILLS OF THE LEADER
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. CHAPTER 18 TECHNICAL SKILLS VERSUS PEOPLE SKILLS
    3. CHAPTER 19 ABILITY TO MOTIVATE OTHERS
    4. CHAPTER 20 CREATING A VISION
    5. CHAPTER 21 DECISION MAKING
    6. CHAPTER 22 BEYOND HONESTY AND INTEGRITY
    7. CHAPTER 23 DEALING WITH CRISES
    8. CHAPTER 24 DEALING WITH CONFLICT
    9. CHAPTER 25 FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS
    10. CHAPTER 26 ALIGN YOUR TRIBE
    11. CHAPTER 27 HOW TO GET UP IN THE MORNING
    12. CHAPTER 28 KEEPING CONTROL
    13. CHAPTER 29 HOW TO LEARN TO LEAD
  7. LEADING THE ORGANISATION
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. CHAPTER 30 THE ART OF UNFAIR COMPETITION
    3. CHAPTER 31 COMPETITIVE STRATEGY: ASYMMETRIC WARFARE
    4. CHAPTER 32 WHEN TO FIGHT
    5. CHAPTER 33 CHANGE OR DIE
    6. CHAPTER 34 CONTROL YOUR OWN DESTINY, OR SOMEONE ELSE WILL
    7. CHAPTER 35 LEADING CHANGE
    8. CHAPTER 36 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: GOSSIP VERSUS COMPUTERS
    9. CHAPTER 37 RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
    10. CHAPTER 38 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND TRUST
    11. CHAPTER 39 TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCTIVITY
    12. CHAPTER 40 BEYOND RESPECT FOR THE INDIVIDUAL
  8. WHAT’S NEW ABOUT LEADERSHIP
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. CHAPTER 41 LEADERSHIP IS EARNED, NOT GIVEN
    3. CHAPTER 42 LEADERSHIP IS ABOUT PERFORMANCE, NOT POSITION
    4. CHAPTER 43 LEADERSHIP IS A PROFESSION, NOT A CALLING
    5. CHAPTER 44 GLOBALISATION
    6. CHAPTER 45 THE CHALLENGE OF CONTROL
    7. CHAPTER 46 LEAD BY CONSENT
    8. CHAPTER 47 CHOOSE YOUR TEAM
    9. CHAPTER 48 FIND YOUR CONTEXT
    10. CHAPTER 49 LEADERSHIP: NO MORE HEROES
    11. CHAPTER 50 THE LEADERSHIP JOURNEY