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The Accidental Leader: What to Do When You're Suddenly in Charge
     

The Accidental Leader: What to Do When You're Suddenly in Charge

by Harvey Robbins, Michael Finley
 
It could happen today. You are called into the office, and the boss tells you that due to unforeseen circumstances, starting today you will be in charge of a team, a project, an office, a committee, or a business unit. Without any warning (or preparation on your part) you've become an accidental leader.

If you have been thrust into a position of sudden

Overview

It could happen today. You are called into the office, and the boss tells you that due to unforeseen circumstances, starting today you will be in charge of a team, a project, an office, a committee, or a business unit. Without any warning (or preparation on your part) you've become an accidental leader.

If you have been thrust into a position of sudden responsibility, you need The Accidental Leader. This book is a first aid kit that gives you the information and inspiration you need to

  • Know what you bring to the challenge— your pluses and minuses
  • Define success and achieve it
  • Get other people on your side
  • Overcome your natural shortcomings
  • Get organized— right now
  • See through the apparent system to the culture within
  • Direct people and get them to act
The Accidental Leader is your lifeline to leadership success. It is filled with practical answers to the many leadership questions that you will face.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“… many nuggets of wisdom…” (Professional Manager, May 2004)
Soundview Executive Book Summaries
Unexpected leadership can be a daunting task for those suddenly thrown into the fire of an important assignment. To help those faced with an unforeseen responsibility, psychologist and business consultant Harvey Robbins and prolific author and journalist Michael Finley offer a first-aid kit that will help inexperienced leaders succeed in their new role. The Accidental Leader shows readers how they can overcome their shortcomings, get organized, get other people on their side, and get them to act. Copyright © 2004 Soundview Executive Book Summaries

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787968557
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/27/2003
Series:
J-B US non-Franchise Leadership Series , #210
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.54(d)

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Meet the Author

Harvey Robbins is a psychologist, business consultant, trainer, and author. He has consulted to numerous organizations including American Express, Allied Signal, General Dynamics, AT&T, 3M, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Nabisco, Target, and US West.
Michael Finley is a prolific author and journalist whose work has appeared in hundreds of publications. He is well known for his writing on technology, and was chosen as one of the "Masters of the Wired World" by the Financial Times. Robbins and Finley have written several books together, including the best-selling Why Teams Don’t Work, which won the Financial Times/Booz-Allen & Hamilton Global Business Award in 1995.

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