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The John Adair Lexicon of Leadership

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From the world renowned leadership expert John Adair, comes this unique volume of all his classic works, including How to Grow Leaders, The Inspirational Leader, Leadership and Motivation, Not Bosses but Leaders, Strategic Leadership and the international best-seller Leadership of Muhammad. With his distinctive insight into how leadership is learned, John Adair presents six business books that cross boundaries into culture, history, strategy and motivation. Leadership Lexicon is an essential volume and an exclusive opportunity to own all of Adair's ground-breaking works that will help you transform your understanding of how leadership works and learn the skills to transform you into a leader.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover page
  2. Title page
  3. Imprint
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Introduction
  6. Part one: Not Bosses but Leaders
    1. 01 Qualities of leadership
    2. 02 The circles interact
    3. 03 Leaders or managers?
    4. 04 High-performance teams
    5. 05 The purpose of industry
    6. 06 Moving from plans to action
    7. 07 Sharing and caring
    8. 08 Leadership and power
    9. 09 Leadership from within
  7. Part two: The Inspirational Leader
    1. 10 The three basic approaches
    2. 11 The authority of knowing
    3. 12 Levels of leadership
    4. 13 Giving and receiving
    5. 14 Beyond the call of duty
    6. 15 The common task
    7. 16 Pulling the threads together
    8. 17 The why question
    9. 18 The test of leadership
  8. Part three: How to Grow Leaders
    1. 19 The qualities approach
    2. 20 The group or functional approach
    3. 21 Leaders or managers?
    4. 22 The Situational Approach
    5. 23 Levels of leadership
  9. Part four: Leadership and Motivation
    1. 24 Functional Leadership
    2. 25 Action-Centred Leadership
    3. 26 The Fifty-Fifty Rule
    4. 27 Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
    5. 28 The application of Maslow’s ideas in industry
    6. 29 Herzberg’s Motivation – Hygiene Theory
    7. 30 How to motivate others: the eight principles of motivation
    8. 31 Parting reflections – towards a new theory of motivation
  10. Part five: Leadership for Innovation
    1. 32 What is innovation?
    2. 33 The conditions for successful innovation
    3. 34 Organizing for team creativity
    4. 35 Case Study: The DNA Laboratory
    5. 36 Case Study: Soichiro Honda – Leader for innovation
    6. 37 Real commitment from the top
    7. 38 How to motivate the creative individual
    8. 39 Team creativity
    9. 40 Harvesting ideas
    10. 41 Overcoming resistance to change
  11. Part six: The Art of Creative Thinking
    1. 42 On human creativity
    2. 43 Use the stepping stones of analogy
    3. 44 Make the strange familiar and the familiar strange
    4. 45 Widen your span of relevance
    5. 46 Practise serendipity
    6. 47 Chance favours only the prepared mind
    7. 48 Curiosity
    8. 49 Keep your eyes open
    9. 50 Listen for ideas
    10. 51 Reading to generate ideas
    11. 52 Keep a notebook
    12. 53 Test your assumptions
    13. 54 Make better use of your Depth Mind
    14. 55 Do not wait for inspiration
    15. 56 Sharpen your analytical skills
    16. 57 Suspend judgement
    17. 58 Learn to tolerate ambiguity
    18. 59 Drift, wait and obey
    19. 60 Sleep on the problem
    20. 61 Working it out
    21. 62 Think creatively about your life
  12. Appendix A Checklist: Have you analysed the problem?
  13. Appendix B Checklist: Are you using your Depth Mind?
  14. Appendix C Answers to quiz questions and exercise in Use the stepping stones of analogy and Test your assumptions
  15. Full imprint