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The Leadership Skills Handbook

The Leadership Skills Handbook

50 Essential Skills You Need to be a Leader

Jo Owen

£14.99

Full of tips, exercises and practical wisdom, The Leadership Skills Handbook from best-selling author Jo Owen, reveals the 50 essential skills you need to be an effective and successful leader that people want to follow.

Available to pre-order from 3rd May 2017
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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, in crucial areas such as people skills, career skills, mindset skills, organization skills, personal values and behaviours. Each skill is presented in a concise, easy to follow format, with an accompanying framework to help you deploy it in your own life. 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 fourth edition of The Leadership Skills Handbook includes brand new content on some of the most challenging skills that successful leaders need to master through three new sections on financial skills (including budgeting, costs, pricing and creating an investment case), political skills (including influencing, negotiating, networking and partnering) and the art of strategy (including strategic models, understanding the customer, marketing, pricing and advertising). This indispensable guidance will boost your confidence, technical abilities and give you the edge on your peers.


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 - 11: Your Leadership Journey: Key Principles;
    • Chapter - 12: Managing Your Leadership Journey;
    • Chapter - 13: Discover Your Rules of Success;
    • Chapter - 14: Build Your Career;
    • Chapter - 15: Careers Versus Careering: Avoiding The Death Stars;
    • Chapter - 16: How Not To Get Promoted;
    • Chapter - 17: Knowing When To Move On;
    • Chapter - 18: Coach Yourself To Success;
    • Chapter - 19: Running The Leadership Marathon;
    • Chapter - 20: Staying Employable;
  • Section - THREE: People Skills;
    • Chapter - 21: Understand Yourself;
    • Chapter - 22: Understand Others;
    • Chapter - 23: Understand How You Affect Others;
    • Chapter - 24: Delegating;
    • Chapter - 25: Motivating;
    • Chapter - 26: Coaching;
    • Chapter - 27: Valuing Others: Cultural Intelligence;
    • Chapter - 28: Managing Expectations;
    • Chapter - 29: Managing Performance;
    • Chapter - 30: Managing Professionals;
  • Section - FOUR: Moment Of Truth Skills;
    • Chapter - 31: Taking Control;
    • Chapter - 32: Conflict Management;
    • Chapter - 33: Crisis Management;
    • Chapter - 34: Dealing With Bullies;
    • Chapter - 35: Negative Feedback;
    • Chapter - 36: Fighting Battles;
    • Chapter - 37: Power;
    • Chapter - 38: Managing Adversity;
    • Chapter - 39: Knowing Who To Trust;
    • Chapter - 40: Stepping Up;
  • Section - FIVE: Daily Skills;
    • Chapter - 41: Reading;
    • Chapter - 42: Writing;
    • Chapter - 43: Presenting;
    • Chapter - 44: Storytelling;
    • Chapter - 45: Listening;
    • Chapter - 46: Doing Numbers;
    • Chapter - 47: Problem Solving;
    • Chapter - 48: Time Management;
    • Chapter - 49: Managing Stress;
    • Chapter - 50: Using Technology;
  • Section - SIX: Organization Skills;
    • Chapter - 51: Making Decisions;
    • Chapter - 52: Decision Making In Uncertainty;
    • Chapter - 53: Effective Meetings;
    • Chapter - 54: Managing Projects;
    • Chapter - 55: Setting Goals;
    • Chapter - 56: Selling and Persuading;
    • Chapter - 57: Managing Change;
    • Chapter - 58: Reorganizing;
    • Chapter - 59: Selecting Your Team;
    • Chapter - 60: Developing Your Team;
  • Section - SEVEN: Financial Skills;
    • Chapter - 61: Managing Budgets;
    • Chapter - 62: Negotiating Budgets;
    • Chapter - 63: Reviewing Budgets;
    • Chapter - 64: Understand The Nature of Your Costs;
    • Chapter - 65: Cutting Costs;
    • Chapter - 66: Balanced Scorecard;
    • Chapter - 67: Making an Investment Case;
    • Chapter - 68: Understand Your Business Drivers;
    • Chapter - 69: Manage Pricing;
    • Chapter - 70: Decoding CAPM;
  • Section - EIGHT: Political Skills;
    • Chapter - 71: Influencing People;
    • Chapter - 72: Achieving Influence and Power;
    • Chapter - 73: Influencing Decisions;
    • Chapter - 74: Learning To Say 'No’;
    • Chapter - 75: The Partnership Principle;
    • Chapter - 76: Negotiations;
    • Chapter - 77: Networks;
    • Chapter - 78: Leading Without Power;
    • Chapter - 79: Manage Upwards;
    • Chapter - 80: Flattery;
  • Section - NINE: The Art Of Strategy;
    • Chapter - 81: Creating A Vision;
    • Chapter - 82: Classical Strategy;
    • Chapter - 83: Post-Modern Strategy;
    • Chapter - 84: Strategic Discussions;
    • Chapter - 85: Competitive Strategy;
    • Chapter - 86: Understanding the Customer;
    • Chapter - 87: Marketing Strategy;
    • Chapter - 88: Pricing Strategy;
    • Chapter - 89: Advertising;
    • Chapter - 90: The Advertising Brief



Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749480332
  • Edition: 4
  • Published: 3rd August 2017
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 216x138
  • 296 pages

About the Author

Jo Owen is a best-selling and multi-award winning leadership author, keynote speaker and social entrepreneur. He is a founder of eight charities, including the UK's largest graduate recruiter Teach First. His books The Mindset of Success, The Leadership Skills Handbook and Management Stripped Bare, all published by Kogan Page, have been translated into eight different languages.


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