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Developing Skills for Business Leadership

Building Personal Effectiveness and Business Acumen

Understand the theory and practice of the business and leadership skills needed for success in the workplace with this definitive textbook.
Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
EAN: 9781398604964
Edition: 3
Format: 246x189
476 pages

About the book

Split into the core areas of managing yourself and others, transferable management skills and postgraduate study skills, this is an ideal textbook For CIPD Level 7 students and those on non-CIPD business masters degrees.

Covering the theory and practice of the key topics needed for successful professional development and practice, Developing Skills for Business Leadership includes content on interpersonal and communication skills, managing information and projects, change management, decision making, managing financial resources and data analysis. This new edition has been fully updated throughout and now includes new material on leading ethically, managing virtually, working inclusively, developing the organization and managing stress. This book provides everything that students will need to manage teams in the workplace, make sound and justifiable business decisions and effectively lead, engage and influence others.

Each chapter is supported by 'skills in practice' examples to help students with no prior business experience put the skills into context and see how they apply in the workplace as well as reflective questions to consolidate learning and case studies, activities and 'explore further' boxes to encourage learner engagement. Online supporting resources include a lecturer's manual, powerpoint slides, additional case studies, sample assignments and templates.

About the authors

Gillian Watson is a principal lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Sunderland, UK, responsible for international development and partnerships. Based in Sunderland, UK she previously served as HRM team leader and chair of the Applied Management, FdA and HND board.

Stefanie Reissner is a Professor of Work and Organization Studies at Essex Business School, UK, researching topics such as identity, reflexivity and learning. She is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an associate academic member of the CIPD.