The Leadership Skills Handbook: 90 Essential Skills You Need to be a Leader

  • 7h 35m 53s
  • Jo Owen
  • Kogan Page
  • 2019

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 behaviors. 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.

In this Audiobook

  • 1. Positive Leadership
  • 2. Responsibility
  • 3. High Aspirations
  • 4. Have Courage
  • 5. Be Adaptable
  • 6. Learn to Be Lucky
  • 7. Managing Stress
  • 8. Honesty
  • 9. Self-Awareness
  • 10. Working to Win
  • 1. Your Leadership Journey: Key Principles
  • 2. Managing Your Leadership Journey: The Map
  • 3. Discover Your Rules of Success
  • 4. Build Your Career
  • 5. Careers versus Careering: Avoiding the Death Stars
  • 6. How Not to Get Promoted
  • 7. Knowing When to Move on
  • 8. Coach Yourself to Success
  • 9. Running the Leadership Marathon
  • 10. Staying Employable
  • 1. Understand Yourself
  • 2. Understand Others
  • 3. Understand How You Affect Others
  • 4. Delegating
  • 5. Motivating
  • 6. Coaching
  • 7. Valuing Others: Cultural Intelligence
  • 8. Managing Expectations
  • 9. Managing Performance
  • 10. Managing Professionals
  • 1. Taking Control
  • 2. Conflict Management
  • 3. Crisis Management
  • 4. Dealing with Bullies
  • 5. Negative Feedback
  • 6. Fighting Battles
  • 7. Power
  • 8. Managing Adversity
  • 9. Knowing Who to Trust
  • 10. Stepping up
  • 1. Reading
  • 2. Writing
  • 3. Presenting
  • 4. Storytelling
  • 5. Listening
  • 6. Doing Numbers
  • 7. Problem Solving
  • 8. Time Management
  • 9. Hearing Feedback
  • 10. Using Technology
  • 1. Making Decisions
  • 2. Making Decisions in Uncertainty
  • 3. Effective Meetings
  • 4. Managing Projects
  • 5. Setting Goals
  • 6. Selling and Persuading
  • 7. Managing Change
  • 8. Reorganizing
  • 9. Selecting Your Team
  • 10. Developing Your Team
  • 1. Influencing People
  • 2. Achieving Influence and Power
  • 3. Influencing Decisions
  • 4. Learning to Say ‘No’
  • 5. The Partnership Principle
  • 6. Negotiations
  • 7. Networking
  • 8. Leading Without Power
  • 9. Managing Upwards
  • 10. Flattery
  • 1. Managing Budgets
  • 2. Negotiating Budgets
  • 3. Reviewing Budgets
  • 4. Understand the Nature of Your Costs
  • 5. Cutting Costs
  • 6. Balanced Scorecard
  • 7. Making an Investment Case
  • 8. Understand Your Business Drivers
  • 9. Managing Pricing
  • 10. Decoding CAPM
  • 1. Creating a Vision
  • 2. Classical Strategy
  • 3. Post-Modern Strategy
  • 4. Strategic Discussions
  • 5. Competitive Strategy
  • 6. Understanding the Customer
  • 7. Marketing Strategy
  • 8. Pricing Strategy
  • 9. Dealing with Advertising
  • 10. The Advertising Brief
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