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The John Adair Lexicon of Leadership

The John Adair Lexicon of Leadership

The Definitive Guide to Leadership Skills and Knowledge

John Adair

£39.99

John Adair's Leadership Lexicon is an all-in-one volume of his ground breaking and influential works on leadership. Including the international best-seller Leadership of Muhammad, it explores the nature of motivation, strategy and the skills needed to become a leader.

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About the book

From the world renowned leadership expert John Adair, comes this unique volume of all his classic works, including How to Grow Leaders, The Inspirational Leader, Leadership and Motivation, Not Bosses but Leaders, Strategic Leadership and the international best-seller Leadership of Muhammad.

With his distinctive insight into how leadership is learned, John Adair presents six business books that cross boundaries into culture, history, strategy and motivation. Leadership Lexicon is an essential volume and an exclusive opportunity to own all of Adair's ground-breaking works that will help you transform your understanding of how leadership works and learn the skills to transform you into a leader.


Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: Not bosses but leaders;
    • Chapter - 01: Qualities of leadership;
    • Chapter - 02: The circles interact;
    • Chapter - 03: Leaders or managers?;
    • Chapter - 04: High-performance teams;
    • Chapter - 05: The purpose of industry;
    • Chapter - 06: Moving from plans to action;
    • Chapter - 07: Sharing and caring;
    • Chapter - 08: Leadership and power;
    • Chapter - 09: Leadership from within;
  • Section - TWO: The inspirational leader;
    • Chapter - 10: The three basic approaches;
    • Chapter - 11: The authority of knowing;
    • Chapter - 12: Levels of leadership;
    • Chapter - 13: Giving and receiving;
    • Chapter - 14: Beyond the call of duty;
    • Chapter - 15: The common task;
    • Chapter - 16: Pulling the threads together;
    • Chapter - 17: The why question;
    • Chapter - 18: The test of leadership;
  • Section - THREE: How to grow leaders;
    • Chapter - 19: The qualities approach;
    • Chapter - 20: The group or functional approach;
    • Chapter - 21: Leaders or managers?;
    • Chapter - 22: The Situational Approach;
    • Chapter - 23: Levels of leadership;
    • Chapter - 23a: How to grow leaders – The seven principles;
  • Section - FOUR: Leadership and motivation;
    • Chapter - 24: Functional Leadership;
    • Chapter - 25: Action-Centred Leadership;
    • Chapter - 26: The Fifty-Fifty Rule;
    • Chapter - 27: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs;
    • Chapter - 28: The application of Maslow’s ideas in industry;
    • Chapter - 29: Herzberg’s Motivation – Hygiene Theory;
    • Chapter - 30: How to motivate others: the eight principles of motivation;
    • Chapter - 31: Parting reflections – towards a new theory of motivation;
  • Section - FIVE: Leadership for innovation;
    • Chapter - 32: What is innovation?;
    • Chapter - 33: The conditions for successful innovation;
    • Chapter - 34: Organizing for team creativity;
    • Chapter - 35: Case Study: The DNA Laboratory;
    • Chapter - 36: Case Study: Soichiro Honda – Leader for innovation;
    • Chapter - 37: Real commitment from the top;
    • Chapter - 38: How to motivate the creative individual;
    • Chapter - 39: Team creativity;
    • Chapter - 40: Harvesting ideas;
    • Chapter - 41: Overcoming resistance to change;
  • Section - SIX: The art of creative thinking;
    • Chapter - 42: On human creativity;
    • Chapter - 43: Use the stepping stones of analogy;
    • Chapter - 44: Make the strange familiar and the familiar strange;
    • Chapter - 45: Widen your span of relevance;
    • Chapter - 46: Practise serendipity;
    • Chapter - 47: Chance favours only the prepared mind;
    • Chapter - 48: Curiosity;
    • Chapter - 49: Keep your eyes open;
    • Chapter - 50: Listen for ideas;
    • Chapter - 51: Reading to generate ideas;
    • Chapter - 52: Keep a notebook;
    • Chapter - 53: Test your assumptions;
    • Chapter - 54: Make better use of your Depth Mind;
    • Chapter - 55: Do not wait for inspiration;
    • Chapter - 56: Sharpen your analytical skills;
    • Chapter - 57: Suspend judgement;
    • Chapter - 58: Learn to tolerate ambiguity;
    • Chapter - 59: Drift, wait and obey;
    • Chapter - 60: Sleep on the problem;
    • Chapter - 61: Working it out;
    • Chapter - 62: Think creatively about your life


Reviews

A wholly comprehensive and practical guide on how to develop leadership and management skills
Public Service Magazine


Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749463069
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd March 2011
  • Hardback
  • Dimensions: 240x170
  • 512 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. John was also the only British national serviceman to serve in the Arab Legion, where he became adjutant of a Bedouin regiment. He is the author of over 50 books, many of which are published by Kogan Page, including the classics, Not Bosses but Leaders and Leadership of Muhammad.


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