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Making Sense of Leadership

Making Sense of Leadership

Exploring the Five Key Roles Used by Effective Leaders

Mike Green, Esther Cameron


Making Sense of Leadership is a practical, accessible and solution-focused book that helps entrepreneurs, managers and leaders develop their change management and leadership roles and skills.

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About the book

Making Sense of Leadership identifies the five key roles used by effective leaders. A practical, accessible and solution-focused book, it helps entrepreneurs, managers and leaders develop their leadership skills. The authors examine successful leaders to determine the type of leadership roles which succeed. This allows them to present five distinct roles of leadership, which are used to promote positive change and innovation. The authors encourage the reader to play with these, recognizing and taking on those elements which most appropriately suit their situation.

Discovering these roles offers an important guide to the new leader, in order for them to shape their own leadership approach. It also provides interesting challenges to the existing leader who wants to refresh their stance in order to tackle a new situation. The book is supported by exercises for both individuals and groups, so that the text can also be used as a learning and development resource and for team facilitation and one-to-one coaching.

Table Of Contents

  • Section - ONE: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: Leading from the inside out;
    • Chapter - 02: How to use this book;
    • Chapter - 03: The five roles – an overview;
    • Chapter - 04: Arriving at the five roles;
  • Section - TWO: Understanding the five roles;
    • Chapter - 05: The Edgy Catalyser;
    • Chapter - 06: The Visionary Motivator;
    • Chapter - 07: The Measured Connector;
    • Chapter - 08: The Tenacious Implementer;
    • Chapter - 09: The Thoughtful Architect;
  • Section - THREE: The research;
    • Chapter - 10: What roles do effective leaders use?;
    • Chapter - 11: Which roles are needed when?;
  • Section - FOUR: Expanding your role repertoire;
    • Chapter - 12: Self-assessment;
    • Chapter - 13: How to step into a new role;
    • Chapter - 14: The shadow side;
  • Section - FIVE: Resources for developing others;
    • Chapter - 15: Useful exercises for groups and teams;
    • Chapter - 16: The roles in action

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749450397
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd September 2008
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 224 pages

About the Author

Esther Cameron is a consultant who specializes in change management. Mike Green works as a consultant as well as tutor at Henley Management College. Both are established authors in the area of change and leadership and co-authors of the lead title Making Sense of Change Management (published by Kogan Page), a new edition of which will publish in 2008.

Mike Green

Esther Cameron