How to Lead: What You Actually Need to Do to Manage, Lead and Succeed

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Prentice Hall Business, 2005 - Business & Economics - 213 pages
How to Lead What you actually need to DO to manage, lead and succeed There's no doubt about it - leadership skills are a very powerful career advantage. Every organization is looking for emerging leaders, and for those who stand out, there's a bright future ahead. The good news is that everybody can develop and show leadership skills, wherever you are in your career. It's never too early, or too late. An awful lot of guff has been written about leadership - whatever others would have you believe, you can be an effective leader even if you aren't a composite of Nelson Mandela, Ghandi and Shackleton. How to Lead is the book to cut through the daunting hero talk, the nonsense and the fluff. Put simply, leadership is about what you do and how you behave, so that's what this book is about. Based on actual research, it sets out the practical skills and behaviours that distinguish effective from less effective leaders, and shows you how to develop and deliver these vital assets. It doesn't absolutely guarantee success, but it loads the dice in your favour.

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User Review  - aadyer - LibraryThing

This was excellent, but perhaps it was slightly too long, maybe the last third could have been expanded and the middle edited. Valuable advice for any role that involves leadership Read full review

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User Review  - arefdyer - LibraryThing

Very interesting for those that need to lead, at all stages in an organisation. I found the last section the most helpful personally, but I think that the conversational style, captions and graphs made this quite dry subject quite easy to follow. Helpful, but not brillant Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Jo Owen has an outstanding track record of leading and creating businesses in the UK and Japan. Most recently he is the founder and Director of Strategy for Teach First - a not for profit initiative that takes the top graduates from UK universities and places them in inner city primary schools for two years before going on to a corporate career. He writes the leadership column for the Institute of Directors and as Director of Strategy for Teach First is shaping their "Learning to Lead" programme for top UK graduates. Jo is the author of the bestselling Management Stripped Bare, which is now in print in several languages worldwide.

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