Leadership For Dummies
Whether you aspire to being a leader, have had leadership thrust upon you, or are already a leader and want to be better at it, Leadership For Dummies is for you. Short on theory and long on practical strategies and surefire techniques, it arms you with what you need to:
Build and flex your leadership musclesSee opportunity amid change and crisisDevelop your own leadership styleLead with communication, encouragement, and promotionRecognize the ten telltale behaviors of true leadersEarn greater respect, success, and recognition
Teacher, preacher, coach, project leader...no matter what specific leadership role you wish to fill, Leadership For Dummies provides you with a solid foundation on which to build. You ll discover:
What it takes to be a leader and understanding your own leadership potentialHow to be flexible and adaptive without compromising your principlesUnderstanding leadership as an ongoing process and preparing to assume the role of leaderLeadership in everyday life including tips on volunteering and taking a more active role in your family, community, and the world at largeWhat vision is, why it is so necessary to great leadership, and how to develop itHow to create winning teams and keep them following your lead
Yes, you have what it takes to be an effective leader. Now let Leadership For Dummies show you how to connect with it and be a mover and shaker in your own right.
- Paperback | 388 pages
- 185.42 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
- 24 Aug 1999
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Foster City, United States
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About Marshall Loeb
Stephen Kindel is a former senior editor at Forbes.
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Includes case studies of leadership in action!
Think you've got what it takes to be a leader? Some mover-and-shaker types seem to be "natural leaders." But that's exactly what they want you to think. The truth is, leaders are made, not born. So if you want practical strategies and surefire tips for developing your own leadership style, this book was made for you!
Discover how to:
Build (and flex) your leadership muscles See opportunity amid change and crisis Lead with communication, encouragement, and promotion Assemble and maintain a top-notch team Recognize the ten telltale behaviors of true leaders
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Table of contents
PART I: What It Takes to Be a Leader.
Chapter 1: A Marshal's Baton in Every Soldier's Knapsack.
Chapter 2: Remember, They're Not Electing You Dictator for Life.
Chapter 3: Building Your Leadership Muscles.
Chapter 4: Which Hat Do I Wear? The Roles That Leaders Play.
PART II: Leadership Is a Process.
Chapter 5: Take the Lead? Me?
Chapter 6: The Missions of the Leader.
Chapter 7: The Responsibilities of a Leader.
PART III: The Art of Leadership.
Chapter 8: What Are the Skills of a Leader?
Chapter 9: Harnessing Your Strengths and Weaknesses.
Chapter 10: What about Expectations?
Chapter 11: The Axioms of Leadership.
Chapter 12: Managing as a Leader.
Chapter 13: Leading When You Aren't Really the Leader.
PART IV: Leadership in Everyday Life.
Chapter 14: Volunteering Your Time and Skills.
Chapter 15: Taking the Lead as a Volunteer.
Chapter 16: Everyday Leadership: Training for Real Life.
Chapter 17: Leading When You Coach.
Chapter 18: Organizing Your Community: Lessons from Saul Alinsky.
PART V: Leadership and Vision.
Chapter 19: What's a Vision?
Chapter 20: Developing a Vision.
PART VI: Team Building.
Chapter 21: Why Depend on Teams?
Chapter 22: Creating a Winning Team.
Chapter 23: Team Learning.
Chapter 24: Spreading Team Knowledge Around.
Chapter 25: When Followers Won't Follow.
Chapter 26: Can the Situation Be Saved?
Chapter 27: Leading across Cultures.
PART VII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 28: Ten Mistakes That Every Leader Makes.
Chapter 29: Ten Characteristics of a True Leader.
Chapter 30: Ten Ways to Master Leadership Skills.
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