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Strategic Leadership

Strategic Leadership

How to Think and Plan Strategically and Provide Direction

John Adair


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.

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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.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: The role;
    • Chapter - 01: Strategic leadership;
    • Chapter - 02: The generic role of leader;
    • Chapter - 03: Levels of leadership;
  • Section - TWO: The seven functions;
    • Chapter - 04: Giving direction;
    • Chapter - 05: Strategic thinking and planning;
    • Chapter - 06: Making it happen;
    • Chapter - 07: Relating the parts to the whole;
    • Chapter - 08: Building partnerships;
    • Chapter - 09: Releasing the corporate spirit;
    • Chapter - 10: Developing today’s and tomorrow’s leaders

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749462031
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd October 2010
  • Hardback
  • Dimensions: 216x138
  • 144 pages

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. He is the author of over 50 books, many of which are published by Kogan Page, including the leadership classics, Not Bosses But Leaders and How to Grow Leaders.

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