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The Leadership Skills Handbook, 3rd Edition

Book Description

The Leadership Skills Handbook from best-selling author Jo Owen reveals the essential skills you need to be an effective leader. It shows you what works in practice, not in theory. Each skill is presented in concise, easy to follow format. The skills are about the real challenges real leaders have to master. Based on research from over a thousand leaders in the public, private and voluntary sectors, it identifies the practical skills to make you even more successful, and offers guidance on all key topics. This completely revised third edition of The Leadership Skills Handbook is about more than just technical skills, it is also about developing the people skills, behaviours and values you will need. Full of tips, exercises and practical wisdom, it will help you become a leader that people want to follow.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Imprint
  4. Table of contents
  5. Acknowledgements
  6. Introduction
  7. PART ONE Mindset skills
    1. 01 Positive leadership
    2. 02 Responsibility
    3. 03 High aspirations
    4. 04 Have courage
    5. 05 Be adaptable
    6. 06 Learn to be lucky
    7. 07 Managing stress
    8. 08 Honesty
    9. 09 Self-awareness
    10. 10 Working to win
  8. PART TWO Career skills
    1. 01 Understand yourself
    2. 02 Understand others
    3. 03 Understand how you aff ect others
    4. 04 Discover your rules of success
    5. 05 The leadership journey: key principles
    6. 06 Managing your leadership journey: the map
    7. 07 Build your career
    8. 08 Careers versus careering: avoiding the death stars
    9. 09 How not to get promoted
    10. 10 Running the leadership marathon
  9. PART THREE People skills
    1. 01 Delegating
    2. 02 Motivating
    3. 03 Selling
    4. 04 Coaching
    5. 05 Managing expectations
    6. 06 Managing upwards
    7. 07 Flattery
    8. 08 Managing professionals
  10. PART FOUR Moment of truth skills
    1. 01 Learning to say no
    2. 02 Conflict management
    3. 03 Crisis management
    4. 04 Dealing with bullies
    5. 05 Negative feedback
    6. 06 Hearing feedback
    7. 07 Fighting battles
    8. 08 Power
    9. 09 Managing adversity
  11. PART FIVE Daily skills
    1. 01 Reading
    2. 02 Writing
    3. 03 Presenting
    4. 04 Storytelling
    5. 05 Listening
    6. 06 Doing numbers
    7. 07 Problem solving
    8. 08 Time management
  12. PART SIX Organization skills
    1. 01 Decision making in uncertainty
    2. 02 Influencing decisions
    3. 03 Negotiations
    4. 04 Networking
    5. 05 Effective meetings
    6. 06 Projects
    7. 07 Managing budgets
    8. 08 Dealing with advertising
    9. 09 Managing change
    10. 10 Reorganizing
    11. 11 Creating a vision
  13. PART SEVEN Values and behaviours
    1. 01 Becoming a leader people want to follow
    2. 02 How not to be a good boss
    3. 03 Taking control
    4. 04 Professional leadership
    5. 05 Etiquette
    6. 06 Living the values
    7. 07 Ambition
    8. 08 Hard work
    9. 09 Learning to lead
  14. Further reading
  15. Index
  16. Full imprint