How to Lead
What You Actually Need to Do
to Manage, Lead & Succeed
By Jo Owen
Financial Times / Pearson Education Limited
240 Pages, Illustrated
$45.00 paper original
This provocative yet practical book, is the essential guide to the theory and
practice of leadership - whatever your level in an organization. It's both an
indispensable yet entertaining guide to the core skills of leadership and a
practical handbook for getting to the top and staying there - the single book
guide to a successful career.
A unique and brilliant combination of authoritative guidance and stimulating
and entertaining advice, it includes novel material on career limiting moves,
advice on what to do when you look like you are about to become an involuntary
member of the cock up club and how to lead by following. This leadership handbook
will help managers become leaders and help them rise to the top. It is the single
book, whole career guide.
The five major sections:
1. Learning to lead: starting out on the leadership ladder. Manage yourself.
2. Front line leadership: leading for new managers. Manage tasks.
3. Leading from the middle: the art of middle management leadership. Manage
4. Leading from the top: traditional leadership. Manage the business.
5. Top ten tools and techniques that all leaders must master
Each of these sections show how leaders, as opposed to managers, work.
" This is the first book to show how to improve your leadership ability as a
career advancement technique
" Shows how to be a leader at any level in an organization not just the upper
" Practical experience and theory. " Jo Owen is the author of the bestselling
Management Stripped Bare
Author Jo Owen has an outstanding track record of leading and creating businesses
in the UK and Japan. Most recently he is the founder and Director of Strategy
for Teach First - a not for profit initiative that takes the top graduates from
UK universities and places them in inner city primary schools for two years
before going on to a corporate career. He writes the leadership column for the
Institute of Directors and as Director of Strategy for Teach First is shaping
their "Learning to Lead" program for top UK graduates. Jo is the author of the
bestselling Management Stripped Bare, which is now in print in several languages
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