The Leadership Skills Handbook from best-selling author Jo Owen reveals the 50 essential skills you need to be an effective leader.
Winner of the CMI Management Book of the Year Awards in the 2012/2013 New Manager category, The Leadership Skills Handbook from best-selling author Jo Owen reveals the essential skills you need to be an effective leader. It shows you what works in practice, not in theory. Each skill is presented in a concise, easy to follow format, with an accompanying framework to help you think about how that skill should be ideally deployed. The skills are about the real challenges real leaders have to master, and as you observe and record real-life examples of skills in action, you will be developing your own unique formula for success in the context that matters to you.
Based on research from over a thousand leaders throughout the world at all levels in the public, private and voluntary sectors, it identifies the practical skills to make you even more successful, and offers guidance on all key topics.
This completely revised third edition of The Leadership Skills Handbook is about more than just technical skills, it is also about developing the people skills, behaviours and values you will need. Full of tips, exercises and practical wisdom, it will help you become a leader that people want to follow and develop your own formula for success, based on what works for you as well as what works for your organization. Focusing on the real challenges that leaders have to master, this book will help you become a leader that people want to follow.
A practical book which I strongly recommend to anyone who aspires to become a more effective leader
If you're looking for a list [of] skills that are important for leaders to possess, this book might be quite useful to you.
John Gibbs, Leading Business Books
Jo Owen has worked for over 100 of the best, and one or two of the worst, organizations on our planet. His experience crosses most industries and continents - and formed the basis for his bestselling book Management Stripped Bare (also published by Kogan Page). He is a founder of Teach First, the top graduate recruiter in the UK, and six other national charities. He is in demand as a speaker and his latest book, The Mindset of Success, is published by Kogan Page in 2015.