We use cookies to improve your experience. By using our site you are accepting our cookie policy. 
Read our privacy policy to learn more.

Innovation and Best Practice
for Business Success

Established 1967



The Leadership Skills Handbook

The Leadership Skills Handbook

50 Essential Skills You Need to be a Leader

Jo Owen

£14.99

The Leadership Skills Handbook from best-selling author Jo Owen reveals the 50 essential skills you need to be an effective leader.

Buy product Buy now

About the book

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.


Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: Mindset skills;
    • Chapter - 01: Positive leadership;
    • Chapter - 02: Responsibility;
    • Chapter - 03: High aspirations;
    • Chapter - 04: Have courage;
    • Chapter - 05: Be adaptable;
    • Chapter - 06: Learn to be lucky;
    • Chapter - 07: Managing stress;
    • Chapter - 08: Honesty;
    • Chapter - 09: Self-awareness;
    • Chapter - 10: Working to win;
  • Section - TWO: Career skills;
    • Chapter - 01: Understand yourself;
    • Chapter - 02: Understand others;
    • Chapter - 03: Understand how you affect others;
    • Chapter - 04: Discover your rules of success;
    • Chapter - 05: The leadership journey: key principles;
    • Chapter - 06: Managing your leadership journey: the map;
    • Chapter - 07: Build your career;
    • Chapter - 08: Careers versus careering: avoiding the death stars;
    • Chapter - 09: How not to get promoted;
    • Chapter - 10: Running the leadership marathon;
  • Section - THREE: People skills;
    • Chapter - 01: Delegating;
    • Chapter - 02: Motivating;
    • Chapter - 03: Selling;
    • Chapter - 04: Coaching;
    • Chapter - 05: Managing expectations;
    • Chapter - 06: Managing upwards;
    • Chapter - 07: Flattery;
    • Chapter - 08: Managing professionals;
  • Section - FOUR: Moment of truth skills;
    • Chapter - 01: Learning to say no;
    • Chapter - 02: Conflict management;
    • Chapter - 03: Crisis management;
    • Chapter - 04: Dealing with bullies;
    • Chapter - 05: Negative feedback;
    • Chapter - 06: Hearing feedback;
    • Chapter - 07: Fighting battles;
    • Chapter - 08: Power;
    • Chapter - 09: Managing adversity;
  • Section - FIVE: Daily skills;
    • Chapter - 01: Reading;
    • Chapter - 02: Writing;
    • Chapter - 03: Presenting;
    • Chapter - 04: Storytelling;
    • Chapter - 05: Listening;
    • Chapter - 06: Doing numbers;
    • Chapter - 07: Problem solving;
    • Chapter - 08: Time management;
  • Section - SIX: Organization skills;
    • Chapter - 01: Decision making in uncertainty;
    • Chapter - 02: Influencing decisions;
    • Chapter - 03: Negotiations;
    • Chapter - 04: Networking;
    • Chapter - 05: Effective meetings;
    • Chapter - 06: Projects;
    • Chapter - 07: Managing budgets;
    • Chapter - 08: Dealing with advertising;
    • Chapter - 09: Managing change;
    • Chapter - 10: Reorganizing;
    • Chapter - 11: Creating a vision;
  • Section - SEVEN: Values and behaviours;
    • Chapter - 01: Becoming a leader people want to follow;
    • Chapter - 02: How not to be a good boss;
    • Chapter - 03: Taking control;
    • Chapter - 04: Professional leadership;
    • Chapter - 05: Etiquette;
    • Chapter - 06: Living the values;
    • Chapter - 07: Ambition;
    • Chapter - 08: Hard work;
    • Chapter - 09: Learning to lead



Reviews

A practical book which I strongly recommend to anyone who aspires to become a more effective leader
John Adair

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


Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749471569
  • Edition: 3
  • Published: 3rd June 2014
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 216x138
  • 296 pages

About the Author

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.


Jo Owen