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How to Grow Leaders

How to Grow Leaders

The Seven Key Principles of Effective Leadership Development

John Adair


How to Grow Leaders analyses the nature of leadership and identifies the key principles of effective leadership development. It describes how to select, train and educate leaders at team, operational and strategic leadership levels.

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About the book

How to Grow Leaders is a ground-breaking book which sets the record straight on leadership development, the nature of leadership and how it can be taught.

John Adair identifies the seven key principles of leadership development, and answers vital questions on how to select, train and educate leaders at team, operational and strategic leadership levels. In doing so he discusses topics such as the manager as leader, how people become leaders, how to manage leadership training, learning to be a strategic leader and training team leaders.

Effective leadership is a crucial factor in business success. How to Grow Leaders will help you to develop these skills in others, whilst guiding you on your own personal journey towards excellence as a leader.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: Exploring Leadership – A Personal Odyssey;
    • Chapter - 01: The Qualities Approach;
    • Chapter - 02: The Group or Functional Approach;
    • Chapter - 03: Leaders or managers?;
    • Chapter - 04: The Situational Approach;
    • Chapter - 05: Levels of leadership;
  • Section - TWO: How to Grow Leaders – The Seven Principles;
    • Chapter - 01: Principle One: Training for leadership;
    • Chapter - 02: Principle Two: Selection;
    • Chapter - 03: Principle Three: Line managers as leadership mentors;
    • Chapter - 04: Principle Four: The chance to lead;
    • Chapter - 05: Principle Five: Education for leadership;
    • Chapter - 06: Principle Six: A strategy for leadership development;
    • Chapter - 07: Principle Seven: The chief executive

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About the Author

John Adair is the world's leading authority on leadership and leadership development. Over a million managers worldwide have taken part in the Action-Centred Leadership programmes he pioneered, and he advises many organizations in business, government, education, health and the voluntary sector. John is the author of over 50 books, including the leadership classic Not Bosses But Leaders, (also published by Kogan Page), and he continues to write and teach throughout the world, inspiring new audiences with his vision of leadership.

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