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The Language of Leaders

How Top CEOs Communicate to Inspire, Influence and Achieve Results

Chairmen and CEOs of high-profile global organizations talk about how they have risen to the challenge of inspiring, influencing and achieving great results and reveal what they believe about successful communicating in the age of transparency.
EAN: 9780749468125
Edition: 2
Format: 234x156
288 pages

About the book

Inspiring communication can make the difference between poor performance and exceptional results. This is why CEOs and HR professionals now believe that the ability to understand, motivate and inspire others is the characteristic that is most important when recruiting senior leaders. Many leaders wrongly perceive they have to become inspired orators if they are to inspire others. Wrong.

Language is a system of communication, so the issue is: what system should leaders use to inspire brilliant results?

This is the question Kevin Murray answers in The Language of Leaders. Based on original interviews with an extraordinary list of more than 70 top leaders from a wide range of business and public sector organizations, this book provides a unique insight into how these leaders have responded to the demands of a transparent world. It reports on what they have learned and creates a lexicon for successful communication. The message from these leaders is resoundingly clear - communication is now one of the most crucial skills of leadership.

Filled with actionable lessons and insights from leaders of high-profile organizations, The Language of Leaders is an invaluable book for anybody in a leadership position, or who aspires to lead.

About the authors

Kevin Murray

Kevin Murray specializes in strategic communications, reputation management and leadership coaching. He has almost 40 years' experience in communications, including appointments as Director of Communications of British Airways, Director of Corporate Affairs at the UK Atomic Energy Authority, and Chairman of the Public Relations Division of Chime Group, the global sport, entertainment and communications company. He is also author of Kogan Page titles The Language of Leaders and Communicate to Inspire, both shortlisted for the CMI Management Book of the Year Awards in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

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A treasure chest of precious stories and ideas that will be of enormous value to all who read it for many years to come.

John Heaps, Chairman, Eversheds Llp