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Essential Leadership is a practical, accessible book that tackles theory and practice in an integrated and stimulating way. You are encouraged to engage with a wide range of leadership theories and frameworks as well as rate your own leadership skills and qualities, make realistic self-development plans and start to experiment with new or different approaches. Rather than offering one best way forward or becoming overly theoretical, this book is a pragmatic resource for new and experienced leaders looking to navigate the leadership literature and start to fully realize their own leadership potential.

Supported by exercises, practical examples, rigorous self-assessments, advice and suggestions, Essential Leadership offers an important guide for those currently working, or planning to work, in a 21st century business environment with all its complexity and uncertainty. It provides an over-arching framework of five essential leadership qualities that can be refined and combined as leaders grow, allowing them to be particularly responsive to the business context. The book allows readers to discover and develop their own leadership qualities, and master them through understanding, experimentation, feedback and reflection. Cutting-edge research into Millennial Leadership is also included, as are sections on developing your leadership maturity throughout life, and how leadership culture forms and changes. Online supporting resources include lecture slides and an instructor's manual.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749477400
Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Esther Cameron has been experimenting with approaches to leadership and change for 25 years. She is a founding Director of Integral Change Consulting Ltd and was previously a lecturer for the University of Bristol. Together with Mike Green, she is co-author of Making Sense of Change Management (also published by Kogan Page).

Mike Green is Director of Transitional Space Ltd, and a Visiting Fellow at Henley Business School where he tutors and coaches in Leadership and Change. Mike also delivers bespoke and accredited learning programmes in Change Management to managers and change agents globally.

Table of Contents

* Section - ONE: Introduction; ** Chapter - 01: Leading in a New Era; * Section - TWO: Leadership Frameworks and Research; ** Chapter - 02: Leadership Traits and Characteristics; ** Chapter - 03: Contingency Theories; ** Chapter - 04: Situational Leadership; ** Chapter - 05: Psychodynamics, Power and the Shadow; ** Chapter - 06: Transformational and Transactional Leadership; ** Chapter - 07: Strategic and Innovation Leadership; ** Chapter - 08: Change Leadership; ** Chapter - 09: Leadership Responsibility and Values; ** Chapter - 10: Leading across Organizations and Networks; ** Chapter - 11: Leadership Health – Mind, Body and Spirit; * Section - THREE: Learning to Lead in Practice; ** Chapter - 12: What Does 21st-century Leadership Require?; ** Chapter - 13: How do Leaders Learn?; ** Chapter - 14: Levels of Leadership Maturity; * Section - FOUR: You and Your Development; ** Chapter - 15: Taking Stock and Self-Rating; ** Chapter - 16: Clarifying your Goals and Intended Outcomes; * Section - FIVE: Developing and Using the Five Qualities; ** Chapter - 17: Overview of the Five Qualities Framework; ** Chapter - 18: The Tenacious Implementer Quality; ** Chapter - 19: The Measured Connector Quality; ** Chapter - 20: The Visionary Motivator Quality; ** Chapter - 21: The Thoughtful Architect Quality; ** Chapter - 22: The Edgy Catalyser Quality; ** Chapter - 23: Becoming Masterful; * Section - SIX: Leadership and Organizations; ** Chapter - 24: Defining Leadership Culture; ** Chapter - 25: Changing Leadership Culture; ** Chapter - 26: The Implications of Millennial Leadership

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