Developing Skills for Business Leadership


Author: Gillian Watson,Stefanie Reissner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781843983163
Category: Career development
Page: 540
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Written for the CIPD module, Developing Skills for Business Leadership, this text is also ideal for postgraduate business students taking a module in professional development, career development or management skills.

Developing Skills for Business Leadership


Author: Gillian Watson,Stefanie Reissner
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 1843983656
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 568
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Mapped to the CIPD Level 7 Advanced module of the same name, Developing Skills for Business Leadership focuses on three core areas for successful professional development and practice: managing yourself and others, transferable managerial skills and postgraduate study skills. Each skill is covered both conceptually and practically by a subject area expert to help all readers analyze and critically evaluate, manage more effectively, make sound and justifiable decisions and lead and influence others. Covering key concepts such as developing your professional identity, effective management of interpersonal relationships at work, people management and interpreting financial information, this fully updated 2nd edition of Developing Skills for Business Leadership is ideal for all postgraduate business students taking a module in professional development, career development or management skills. Integrating IT skills into each chapter, it includes a new chapter on reflecting and coaching, updated references to the CIPD's HR Profession Map, additional coverage of stress, health and wellbeing and an enhanced international dimension throughout the text. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual and lecture slides as well as additional case studies, and sample assignments, checklists and exam guides lecturers can use in their teaching.

Armstrong's Handbook of Management and Leadership for HR

Developing Effective People Skills for Better Leadership and Management
Author: Michael Armstrong
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749478160
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 472
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To make an effective contribution, HR specialists have to be good at management, leadership and developing both themselves and others. They also need to be aware of the management and business considerations that affect their work. Armstrong's Handbook of Management and Leadership for HR provides guidance on the processes of management and leadership with particular reference to what HR managers and aspiring managers need to know and do to make a difference. Written by renowned human resources expert and bestselling author Michael Armstrong, Armstrong's Handbook of Management and Leadership for HR covers in one volume the 'Leading, Managing and Developing People' and 'Developing Skills for Business Leadership' Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) modules. It includes numerous practical features such as case studies, practitioner interviews, exercises and clear learning objectives to aid learning. This is the essential book for HR students and professionals looking to broaden their skills and understanding relating to management and leadership. Online supporting resources include lecture slides, an instructor's manual, a student's manual and a literature review.

Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Managers and Leaders

Developing People to Achieve Your Mission
Author: Judith Wilson,Michelle Gislason
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470530790
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 340
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The only nonprofit orientation to coaching skills available, Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Leaders will provide nonprofit managers with an understanding of why and how to coach, how to initiate coaching in specific situations, how to make coaching really work, and how to refine coaching for long-term success. Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Leaders offers practical steps for coaching leaders to greatness and complements the academic and theoretical work in nonprofit leadership theory. The book can be used by the coaching novice as a thorough topical overview or by those more experienced with coaching as a quick reference or refresher. Based on the Inquiry Based Coaching? approach, Coaching Skills will strengthen and expand the reader?s ability to drive organization mission, while retaining the intrinsic values of the nonprofit culture and working towards outcomes that create a culture of discipline and accountability and empower others to be even more responsible, accountable, and self-motivated. This book uses accessible language, examples, case studies, key questions, and exercises to help: Promote better relationships Know when to delegate, direct and coach. Balance directive and supportive styles of leadership for productive partnerships Overcome fears and deal head-on with difficult situations and conflict. Use coaching for performance improvement and on-the-job development. Support independent thinking and personal reflection Gain commitment and accountability from others and build teams

Leadership and Management Development


Author: Jeffrey Gold,Richard Thorpe,Alan Mumford
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 1843983265
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 424
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How do you measure managers and leaders? How do you assess their development needs? Leadership and Management Development covers these and other key topics that form the requirements for the CIPD Level 7 Advanced module of the same name. Retitled and revised to focus on leadership as well as management, the book includes multiple perspectives from those who have either experienced or provided leadership and management development alongside analysis and critique to help paint a full picture of the subject. Students will learn to analyse the concepts of leadership and management, identify leadership and management development needs and formulate and implement strategies and interventions. This fully updated 5th edition of Leadership and Management Development features increased coverage of diversity, ecology, ethics and SMEs. At least two case studies per chapter support academic and critical context, and the book takes a more international perspective by considering global leaders and presenting international examples. It is ideal for students studying leadership and management development as part of a CIPD qualification or as part of a general business or HR degree. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual and lecture slides.

The Business Skills Handbook


Author: Roy Horn
Publisher: UK Higher Education Business Management
ISBN: 9781843982180
Category: Business
Page: 536
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Develop the interpersonal, study and transferrable professional skills required to thrive in study and work with this complete handbook.

Leadership

Practice and Perspectives
Author: Kevin Roe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198777108
Category:
Page: 400
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This accessible and comprehensive textbook is designed specifically to develop students' understanding of leadership in a variety of contexts. Assuming no prior experience of leadership in the business world, this book is a must-read for students embarking on their study of leadership, while thinking ahead to their own future employment. The book is divided into two clear parts, to logically guide the reader through the key theoretical models of leadership, as well as the issues and themes that surround the subject. Part 1 clearly examines the main theories in the field, including situational and contingency theories, behavioural models, and trait theory, while Part 2 draws on a number of different themes to add depth to the theoretical ideas discussed, such as diversity, power, and ethics. This structure ensures a fundamental understanding of the basics of the subject, as well as a comprehensive grasp of relevant contemporary issues. To help to interpret the key theories, the book also illustrates leadership in action using a wealth of diverse case studies. Examples have been carefully selected to highlight the practical application of leadership theory, both in a formal business context and in everyday life, and dispel the common misconception for students new to leadership that it is only for the 'great and good'. Case studies are from the world of politics, entertainment, and sport; from Jeremy Corbyn, Quentin Taratino, and Oscar Pistorius, to the NHS, Queen Elizabeth I, and Caitlyn Jenner. These case studies explore leadership across a variety of contexts and cultures, giving students the broad perspective they need to consider the subject critically. Pause for thought boxes, self-test questionnaires, and assignment questions encourage students to reflect on the theories and practices they've learned about and how such concepts and issues might apply in their own approach to leadership. Together with the lively writing style, stimulating case studies, and further learning features, this allows students to fully engage with the subject and use the book as an essential tool in their leadership studies. This book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre featuring: For students: Multiple choice questions Flashcard glossaries Web links For lecturers: PowerPoint slides Lecturer guide Video links

Positive Leadership

Strategies for Extraordinary Performance
Author: Kim Cameron
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609945670
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 176
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NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATEDThis is the bestselling and leading introduction to the new field of positive leadership, which helps leaders in all types of organizations reach beyond ordinary success to achieve extraordinary effectiveness, spectacular results, and positively deviant performance.

Employee Development on a Shoestring


Author: Halelly Azulay
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
ISBN: 1562868004
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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Developing motivated, competent employees is critical to the success of every organisation. Employee Development on a Shoestring provides time-bound and budget-strapped managers with the implementation tools and techniques to develop their team members cost-effectively using organic opportunities found all around their workplace. With real-life examples, case studies, and hands-on worksheets and exercises, Employee Development on a Shoestring is a tremendous asset for everyone interested in developing highly competent, engaged, and skilled workers in a variety of creative and immediately available ways outside the training classroom and ‘outside the box’.

A Handbook of Management and Leadership

A Guide to Managing for Results
Author: Michael Armstrong,Tina Stephens
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749443443
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 242
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The Handbook of Management and Leadership provides guidance on the processes of management and leadership with particular reference to what managers and aspiring managers need to know about the skills of management and approaches to effective leadership. The book also deals with three other important areas of management: change management, continuous improvement and the achievement of high levels of customer service. The book is aligned to the professional standards of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for Managing for Results which is one of the main sections of the Leadership and Management set of standards. It therefore provides a complete presentation of all that students need to know to pass that examination, which is an essential portal to chartered membership of the CIPD. It also deals with the subject areas covered by the Management Standards Centre.

Leadership in a Diverse and Multicultural Environment

Developing Awareness, Knowledge, and Skills
Author: Mary L. Connerley,Paul B. Pedersen
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1544340370
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 232
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Leadership in a Diverse and Multicultural Environment provides leaders with the tools necessary to effectively interact with all individuals. Although much of the research related to multiculturalism has focused on expatriates and international assignments, the book also focuses on leaders in domestic organizations, as they can benefit from developing their own multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills. Effective leaders can shape the culture of their organization to be accepting of individuals from all races, ethnicities, religions, and genders with a minimum of misunderstandings.

Creative Problem Solving for Managers

Developing Skills for Decision Making and Innovation
Author: Tony Proctor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135165432
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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This refreshing new edition of Creative Problem Solving for Managers provides the most up-to-date and extensive introduction to the ideas and skills of solving problems creatively in the world of business and management.

Lab Dynamics

Management Skills for Scientists
Author: Carl M. Cohen,Suzanne L. Cohen
Publisher: CSHL Press
ISBN: 0879698160
Category: Science
Page: 177
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"Lab Dynamics is a book about the challenges to doing science and dealing with the individuals involved, including oneself. The authors, a scientist and a psychotherapist, draw on principles of group and behavioral psychology but speak to scientists in their own language about their own experiences. They offer in-depth, practical advice, real-life examples, and exercises tailored to scientific and technical workplaces on topics as diverse as conflict resolution, negotiation, dealing with supervision, working with competing peers, and making the transition from academia to industry." "This is a uniquely valuable contribution to the scientific literature, on a subject of direct importance to lab heads, postdocs, and students. It is also required reading for senior staff concerned about improving efficiency and effectiveness in academic and industrial research."--BOOK JACKET

Developing the Leader Within You


Author: John C. Maxwell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418508225
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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Developing the Leader Within You is Dr. Maxwell’s first and most enduring leadership book, having sold more than one million copies. In this Christian Leaders Series edition of this Maxwell classic, you will discover the biblical foundation for leadership that John Maxwell has used as a pastor and business leader for more than forty years. These same principles and practices are available for everyday leaders in every walk of life. It is a lofty calling to lead a group—a family, a church, a nonprofi t, a business—and the timeless principles in this book will bring positive change in your life and in the lives of those around you. You will learn: The True Definition of Leader. “Leadership is influence. That’s it. Nothing more; nothing less.” The Traits of Leadership. “Leadership is not an exclusive club for those who were ‘born with it.’ The traits that are the raw materials of leadership can be acquired. Link them up with desire, and nothing can keep you from becoming a leader.” The Difference Between Management and Leadership. “Making sure the work is done by others is the accomplishment of a manager. Inspiring others to do better work is the accomplishment of a leader.” God has called every believer to influence others, to be salt and light. Developing the Leader Within You will equip you to improve your leadership and inspire others.

Rules and Tools for Leaders (Revised)


Author: Perry M. Smith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101221151
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Rules & Tools for Leaders has guided hundreds of thousands of leaders, showing them the ways to create and maintain growth and profitability. From hiring, firing and promoting to responding to major corporate crises, from day-to-day encounters to long-range strategic planning, Perry covers virtually every aspect of leadership and provides the means to get the job done—and done well. Along with a thorough understanding of group dynamics, business models, and ethical practices, Rules & Tools for Leaders also features invaluable checklists and guidelines—providing everyday tools to put the tried-and-true rules into effect.

The Leader Habit

Master the Skills You Need to Lead--in Just Minutes a Day
Author: Martin LANIK
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814439357
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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In leadership as in life, only practice makes perfect. Habits are powerful. They can lock us into negative behaviors (like snacking and smoking) or train us to act automatically in ways that benefit us (such as putting on a seat belt). Routines quietly undergird large portions of what we do and how we function. Habit formation can speed success in the workplace as well—even in complex areas like leadership. The Leader Habit spotlights 22 essential leadership abilities, breaking them down into a series of small, learnable behaviors. The accompanying 5-minute exercises help you practice each of these new skills until they stick. Drawn from a study of hundreds of leaders across the globe, the book’s simple formula focuses on developing one skill at a time: sell the vision, delegate well, innovate often, empower others, overcome resistance, build strategic relationships, focus on customers, listen actively, negotiate effectively, and more. Many of us aspire to great leadership . . . consuming books and training. But unless you intentionally reinforce the right behaviors, results are fleeting. This eye-opening and original book builds the “muscle memory” to turn leadership skills into lasting habits.

Rules & Tools for Leaders

From Developing Your Own Skills to Running Organizations of Any Size, Practical Advice for Leaders at All Levels
Author: Perry M. Smith,Jeffrey W. Foley MA
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101610557
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Rules and Tools for Leaders offers insightful and useful advice that avoids the flavor-of-the-month management theories that are long on speculation and short on practical application. This is a fully revised, updated, and reorganized edition of a classic management handbook. It never loses sight of the big picture of how any company should operate. It provides useful and time-tested advice that can be implemented immediately to the benefit of the entire organization. From defining the qualities of outstanding leaders to putting good leadership skills into practice, from managing yourself and others to handling the difficult tests that leadership brings, this book includes valuable checklists and reviews. In addition, it highlights some of the best leadership programs and presents a host of compelling and instructive anecdotes that illustrate the ideas throughout.

Applied Leadership Development

Nine Elements of Leadership Mastery
Author: Al Bolea,Leanne Atwater
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317330528
Category: Psychology
Page: 328
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Intended for courses on leadership, practicing managers, consultants, and practitioners, this approachable guide teaches readers about how to become a leader. By blending the real-world insights of business executive Al Bolea with tested research findings provided by leadership scholar Leanne Atwater, it effectively bridges theory and practice to outline powerful leadership behaviors. Based on Bolea’s original "J-Curve" model of leadership, the authors identify and describe nine essential elements for leadership mastery, including skills such as setting direction, creating key proceses, and nurturing behaviors. Each chapter pairs concrete narratives with succinct research synopses to show how to expand the potential of people and organizations. A unique, experiential text, Applied Leadership Development engages students with self-reflection and self-assessment exercises, and encourages them in their own development as future leaders.

Leading the Life You Want

Skills for Integrating Work and Life
Author: Stewart Friedman
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1422189430
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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A Wall Street Journal Bestseller “For nearly thirty years, my life’s work has been to help people like you find ways to bring the often warring aspects of life into greater harmony.” — Stew Friedman, from Leading the Life You Want You’re busy trying to lead a “full” life. But does it really feel full—or are you stretched too thin? Enter Stew Friedman, Wharton professor, adviser to leaders across the globe, and passionate advocate of replacing the misguided metaphor of “work/life balance” with something more realistic and sustainable. If you’re seeking “balance” you’ll never achieve it, argues Friedman. The idea that “work” competes with “life” ignores the more nuanced reality of our humanity—the interaction of four domains: work, home, community, and the private self. The goal is to create harmony among them instead of thinking only in terms of trade-offs. It can be done. Building on his national bestseller, Total Leadership, and on decades of research, teaching, and practice as both consultant and senior executive, Friedman identifies the critical skills for integrating work and the rest of life. He illustrates them through compelling original stories of these remarkable people: • former Bain & Company CEO and Bridgespan co-founder Tom Tierney • Facebook COO and bestselling author Sheryl Sandberg • nonprofit leader and US Navy SEAL Eric Greitens • US First Lady Michelle Obama • soccer champion-turned-broadcaster Julie Foudy • renowned artist Bruce Springsteen Each of these admirable (though surely imperfect) people exemplifies a set of skills—for being real, being whole, and being innovative—that produce a sense of purpose, coherence, and optimism. Based on interviews and research, their stories paint a vivid picture of how six very different leaders use these skills to act with authenticity, integrity, and creativity—and they prove that significant public success is accomplished not at the expense of the rest of life, but as the result of meaningful engagement in all its parts. With dozens of practical exercises for strengthening these skills, curated from the latest research in organizational psychology and related fields, this book will inspire you, inform you, and instruct you on how to take realistic steps now toward leading the life you truly want.