How to Grow Leaders: The Seven Key Principles of Effective Leadership Development

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Kogan Page Publishers, 2006 - Business & Economics - 184 pages

How to Grow Leaders is a ground-breaking new book from acknowledged expert John Adair, which aims to set the record straight on leadership development. First he invites you to join him on a journey of discovery about the nature of leadership and how it can be taught. Then he identifies the seven key principles of leadership development and answers vital questions on how to select, train and educate leaders at team, operational and strategic levels. Topics discussed include: the manager as leader, how people become leaders, training team leaders, how to manage leadership training and learning to be a top strategic leader.

Leadership is not a soft skill; it is a key factor in business success. How to Grow Leaders will help managers to develop these skills in others whilst guiding them on their own personal journey towards excellence as a leader.Thought provoking and highly readable, How to Grow Leaders is a vital addition to the debate on leadership from a true world-renowned authority.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Exploring Leadership A Personal Odyssey
5
The Qualities Approach
7
The Group or Functional Approach
15
Leaders or managers?
25
The Situational Approach
33
Levels of leadership
43
How to Grow Leaders The Seven Principles
53
Selection
79
Line managers as leadership mentors
97
The Chance to lead
107
Education for leadership
117
A Strategy for leadership development
139
The chief executive
149
Conclusion
163
Index
167

Training for leadership
55

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John Adair is internationally acknowledged as an authority on leadership. The world's first professor of Leadership Studies, he is the author of many books and articles on leadership and management development. An effective speaker with a valuable message, he continues to write and teach throughout the world, inspiring new audiences with his timeless vision of leadership.

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