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Leading Through Leaders

Book Description

The purpose of this book is to provide a coherent, complete and integrated set of proven and effective tools, concepts, processes and principles which may be adapted and intelligently applied to develop any organization's leadership capability; and through that ensure the effective development and execution of strategy/change plans to achieve sustainable and improved business performance and reputation, and organizational culture development. A leadership model is introduced which examines what leaders do, how they need to do it, and how they think when they process information in order to create the conditions in which their teams may be successful. It is based on an understanding of people in general and of the exercise of leadership in the real world in particular. The 'concepts and tools' are based upon 'first principles' and a deep understanding of the nature of 'human nature and human capability' and are intended for intelligent application by a leader exercising discretion.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Praise for leading through leaders
  3. Dedication
  4. Title page
  5. Imprint
  6. Table of contents
  7. Foreword
  8. Acknowledgements
  9. About the author
  10. Part one understanding leadership and its context
    1. 01. The operating context, strategy execution and capability requirement
    2. 02. Propositions about organizations, leadership, people and work
    3. 03. The role of a leader: creating the ACE conditions for success
    4. 04. Understanding leadership ability
    5. 05. Communication – the lubricant of the leadership engine
    6. 06. Leading transformation and change
  11. Part two developing the ACE conditions for success
    1. Section one: developing ability
      1. 07. Introduction to developing ability
      2. 08. Understanding people, behaviour and emotional intelligence
      3. 09. Interpersonal communication: the currency of leadership
      4. 10 Coaching
      5. 11. Influence, persuasion and conflict resolution
    2. Section two clarity and engagement at every Level
      1. 12. The leadership work of creating clarity and engagement: problems, decisions and plans
      2. 13. People, personality and decision making
      3. 14. Decision making: the appreciation
      4. 15. Planning and briefing
      5. 16. Cascade of planning and briefing
      6. 17. The intelligence system to inform decision making
      7. 18. Directing, coordinating, controlling and evaluating progress
    3. Section three shaping the environment
      1. 19. Introduction to shaping the environment
      2. 20. Teams and groups
      3. 21. The essential intangibles: morale, loyalty and trust
      4. 22. The role of organization and structure in leadership
      5. 23. Organization ethos and culture: built to adapt and to last
  12. Conclusion
  13. Glossary
  14. Index
  15. Full imprint