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The Leader's Guide to Managing People by Fiona Dent, Mike Brent

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Introduction

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.

Jack Welch

Leading people is a social skill. We believe that the key to effective people leadership in organisations is to move the focus away from the logical, impersonal and unemotional approaches that many organisations encourage and managers practise, and get back to the basic human dimensions of relationship and cooperation.

We see leaders as enablers of people, as skilled at reading and understanding others, able to tune into their people’s inner thoughts and motivations, and to use these skills both to enable effective performance in the workplace and to increase the satisfaction and pleasure that ...

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