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Essential Leadership

Develop Your Leadership Qualities Through Theory and Practice

Get up to date with leadership theory and take responsibility for becoming a more effective leader with this guide complete with supporting exercises, practical examples and rigorous self-assessments.
EAN: 9780749477400
Edition: 1
Published:
Format: 234x156
400 pages

About the book

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.

About the authors

Esther Cameron

Esther Cameron is a freelance change adviser and coach who supports senior leaders and theirteams and organizations through change. Her recent clients include Shell, Tata Steel, CanaccordGenuity and several British government departments.

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Mike Green

Mike Green is the Managing Director of Transitional Space, a consultancy firm that specializes inchange management, leadership development and individual and team coaching. He is a VisitingExecutive Fellow at Henley Business School and also delivers accredited programmes in changemanagement to senior managers and change agents in the UK, Africa and the Middle East.

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Esther and Mike provide an excellent review and critique of the major streams of leadership research and the related theories and models. In doing this they demonstrate rigour combined with relevance and make the often complex ideas accessible through an engaging writing style.

Malcolm Higgs, Professor of Organisation Behaviour and HRM, Southampton Business School, UK