Ready to Lead?
Prepare to Think & Act Like a Successful Leader
By Enda Larkin
Pearson / Prentice Hall
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
169 Pages, Illustrated, 6 x 9 1/4"
$45.00 Paper Original
Are you ready to be a great leader? What does it take and what will people expect?
As a first time leader, do you really understand why you should try to lead and not simply manage? Do you have what it takes? Do you know what people expect? Can you make it happen every day? With Get Ready To Lead you can as it demystifies leadership and offers you practical advice to help you as you first begin to think and then act like a successful leader.
- Focuses on leading, not managing as the core theme, but applies this to the more junior management levels within organizations.
- Translates a complex topic into an easy to follow guide, which avoids a sound-bite approach to leadership development and incorporates detailed discussions of how to do it in practice.
- Supports the reader continuously, through the provision of practical examples, exercises and clear action steps where appropriate, culminating in an end of book personal action plan.
First time leaders face the greatest leadership challenges on a day to day basis. Make sure you’re prepared for the demands expected and know how to work them to the best advantage with this ultimate "how to" management guide.
Part 1 - Leadership Mindset
1 - Leading and Managing; what’s the link?
2 – The Need to Lead
Part 2 - Leadership Profile
3 - Leadership Qualities
4 - Leadership Behaviour
Part 3 - Core leadership Skills
5 - Communication
6 - Leadership Styles
Part 4 –Teambuilding Challenges
7 - Your Team
8 – Common Teambuilding Concerns
Part 5 - Setting Personal Goals
9 - Setting Personal Goals
10 – The Five Goals
Part 6 – Making an Impact
11 – Choosing your leadership style
12 – Building your Team
- Leadership is often dealt with at too high a level or at a theoretical level or as an off-shoot of management. Get Ready To Lead has a different approach – it deals with leadership not management, and focuses on the leader’s mindset. It shows how to be a leader on a practical, day-to-day level.
- Written as a light and practical read so it's perfect for people to dip in and out of.
- Promotes the view that ‘management’ is an insufficient response to the modern workplace and it is now leadership which is required, and specifically applies this idea to junior management levels.
Mr Enda Larkin has extensive experience in management development, working closely with first time and young leaders in helping them to develop their leadership potential. He has operated as an independent consultant since 1994 and has managed diverse consulting projects across a wide range of industry sectors in Ireland, UK, Europe and the Middle East.
With a focus on leadership development, he has first hand experience of the challenges faced by first time leaders and has trained and coached over 10,000 such individuals over the past fifteen years.
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