How to Lead Others: Eight Lessons for Beginners

How to Lead Others: Eight Lessons for Beginners

by John Adair

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Overview

In any job, there will come a time when you are asked to lead other people. But while people are often well trained in the skill set of their particular profession, few people are ever taught how to lead. As such, those first steps into leadership can seem daunting – what do you actually do? How do you really lead? How do you build an effective team? And how do you lead colleagues who used to be your peers?

How to Lead Others aims to convey the basics of leadership in a way that is concise, relevant and practical by breaking down leadership into eight simple lessons:

· Defining the task;
· Effective planning;
· Briefing;
· Controlling;
· Motivating;
· Organizing;
· Evaluating; and
· Leading by example.

Aimed at those who, regardless of industry or business sector, are about take their first steps on the leadership path, or who are at an early stage in their career and realise that leadership responsibilities lie ahead of them, How to Lead Others is the essential handbook to one of the most important and challenging aspects of professional life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472956989
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 09/20/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

John Adair is one of the world's leading authorities on leadership and leadership development. He is a teacher of leadership and an author of 50 books, which have been translated into 18 languages. Since 2006, he has been Honorary Professor of Leadership at the China Executive Leadership Academy in Shanghai. In 2009, he was appointed Chair of Leadership Studies at the United Nations Staff College in Turin.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 Understanding leadership 7

1 What you have to be 9

2 What you have to know 29

3 What you have to do 43

4 Pulling the threads together 69

Part 2 Developing your leadership skills 83

5 Defening the task 85

6 Planning 95

7 Briefing 111

8 Controlling 121

9 Motivating 135

10 Organizing 151

11 Evaluating 163

12 Leading by example 183

Appendix: Answers to exercises 195

Index 197

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