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Essential Leadership

Essential Leadership

Develop Your Leadership Qualities Through Theory and Practice

Esther Cameron, Mike Green


Challenges experienced managers and students of leadership to get up-to-date with leadership theory, and take responsibility for becoming more effective leaders themselves through supporting stimulating exercises, practical examples and rigorous self-assessments.

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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, this book offers an important guide for those currently working, or planning to work in a 21st century business environment with all its complexity and uncertainty.

The best-selling authors of Making Sense of Change Management, Cameron and Green, provide 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. Essential Leadership 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.

Table Of Contents

  • Section - ONE: Introduction to leading in a new era;
  • Section - TWO: Leadership frameworks and research;
  • Section - THREE: Learning how to lead in practice;
  • Section - FOUR: You and your leadership;
  • Section - FIVE: Developing and using the five qualities;
  • Section - SIX: Leadership and organizations

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749477400
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd February 2017
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 400 pages

About the Author

Esther Cameron is one of the founding Directors of innovative, niche change consultancy Integral Change Consulting Ltd, where she specializes in complex organizational change projects that support moves towards high performance through strengthened leadership. Previously a lecturer for the University of Bristol, she has been experimenting with approaches to leadership and change for 25 years.

Mike Green is Director of Transitional Space Ltd, and is 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 senior managers and change agents across the globe.

Esther Cameron

Mike Green