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Strategic Leadership

How to Think and Plan Strategically and Provide Direction

Strategic Leadership, from the renowned leadership expert John Adair, explores the sources and fundamentals of strategic leadership. It also describes the skills necessary to be effective in the role, and the seven generic functions that make up the role of the strategic leader.
EAN: 9780749462031
Edition: 1
Published:
Format: 216x140
144 pages

About the book

A strategic leader is essentially the leader of any organization and someone who has to steer the company in times of change, whilst motivating and inspiring their team.

Strategic Leadership from the renowned leadership expert John Adair encourages leaders to focus on tomorrow rather than yesterday. It explores the nature and origin of strategic leadership, transferable skills and the art of inspiring others. It then describes the role itself and broad functions of that role such as building and maintaining a team, achieving a common task and motivating and developing the individual. It moves on to assess the skills you need to be effective, and the seven generic functions that make up the role of strategic leader which include providing direction, strategic thinking and planning, building partnerships and developing tomorrow's leaders.

Full of checklists, summaries and historical examples, Strategic Leadership will encourage you to ask the right questions whilst defining the role and skills of a strategic leader.

About the authors

John Adair

John Adair is acknowledged internationally as an authority on leadership. The world's first Professor of Leadership Studies, he advises many organisations in business, government, education, health and the voluntary sector. An effective speaker with a valuable message, he is one of the very few figures in recent years to have transformed the debate as to what effective leadership is all about.

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