Mastering Leadership Edition 2

September 2006
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    30th September 2006
  • ISBN 9781854183088
  • Language English
  • Pages 282 pp.
  • Size 5.875" x 8.25"
  • Images illus

This book reveals the key skills needed by any leader in any type of business and shows how they can be used in practice, focusing on techniques for improving individual and organizational performance and enabling mid- to senior-level managers to understand their own leadership style. It provides guidance on how to develop a learning organization and how to be a successful mentor.

It will be perfect for newly appointed managers looking for an expert but user-friendly introduction to this crucial role; departmental managers across the functions—i.e. finance, HR, production, marketing—who need to develop key skills outside their own area of expertise; in-company training courses; and business degree and MBA courses.

"Defines the seven key competencies required for successful leadership in today's environment."

- Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

“Insightful and thought provoking—an excellent guide for calibrating your leadership style."

Harry McCracken - , Viridian Power & Energy

"A must-read for anyone who wants to become a better leader. Easy to read and packed full of practical advice about how to make things happen. A complete course on business leadership and personal development. Mike Williams has brilliantly summarised 30 years experience in training business leaders into just 270 pages."

Dr Patrick Dixon, Chairman Global Challenge Ltd and Fellow, London Business School

“Insightful and thought provoking—an excellent guide for calibrating your leadership style."

Harry McCracken - , Viridian Power & Energy

Introduction; 1) The Need for New Leadership Mindsets; 2) The Transformational Leader Mindset; 3) The Baby and the Bath Water; 4) What is Meant by ‘Mastery’ in Leadership?; 5) ‘Learning for Life’; 6) Mastering the Organization’s Boundaries—and Connections; 7) Who Can, Who Will, Who Does?; 8) Managing Today, in Order to Shape The Organization’s Tomorrow; 9) Decisions—That’s What Leaders are Paid for…; 10) Taking the Business Forward—Leading the Innovative Team; 11) Leading in a Brave New World; Bibliography.

Michael Williams

Michael Williams is an international management consultant with associate companies in Geneva and Copenhagen. He teaches at leading European Business Schools, including IMD, Lausanne and The Theseus at Nice. Mike draws on over twenty years managerial experience in the printing, iron and steel, engineering and automotive industries. He is an author of seven books on organizational behavior, leadership and management, and is a Member of The British Psychological Society and The Institute of Directors.