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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.
    Paperback£39.99
    Ebook£33.32
    Print and ebook bundle£50.00
EAN: 9780749477400
Edition: 1
Published:
Paperback
Format: 234x156
400 pages
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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 an experienced change consultant who has been collecting and experimenting with approaches to change across different levels of organisational systems for 20 years. She writes books and articles on change and leadership, and practices as a change consultant and leadership coach. Esther has an eclectic and very human style of working, tuning into individual and systems needs; she is also skilled at working with emergence and structure simultaneously in response to the client context.

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Mike Green

Mike Green has been helping individuals, teams and organisations manage change for over twenty years. He is the author of Change Management Masterclass, and co-author of the top-selling book Making Sense of Change Management and Making Sense of Leadership (all published by Kogan Page). Underpinned by extensive research and based on practical organisational experience they are all guides to the models, tools and techniques of individual, team and organisational change.

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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