Be in Charge: A Leadership Manual: How to Stay on Top / Edition 1

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Be in Charge: A Leadership Manual defines what "leadership" is. It includes comprehensive coverage on various types of chiefs (including both business and academic) and discusses gender differences in leadership styles. Also included are terrific tips on how to dress as a leader, budget time efficiently, gain loyalty and respect, terminate employees professionally, recruit qualified people, treat adversity in the workplace, survive and enjoy retirement, and much more.

Key Features
• A Foreword by Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of GE, comments on the author's leadership expertise
• Original cartoon artwork enriches the text as well as entertains the reader
• Contains advice for women on how to break through "the glass ceiling" to become executives
• Includes information on the differences between business and academic chiefs
• Gives practical tips on how to dress as a leader, budget time efficiently, gain loyalty and respect, terminate employees professionally, recruit qualified people, treat adversity in the workplace, survive and enjoy retirement, and much more.

Audience: Anyone wanting to build strong leadership skills, especially professionals in corporate, scientific and academic environments.

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"Anyone who is currently a leader or who aspires to become one will find it a joy to read."
"...a very readable text with amusing cartoons. ...well worth reading; there is something in it that everyone can learn from."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780124713512
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 8/6/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 118
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

What is leadership?
The various types of chiefs
Gender differences: Equal but. . .
Starting: The entrance speech
Differences between business and academic chiefs
How to dress when you start
How to dress once you are established
How to use your office as a theater of operations
How to budget your time
Gaining respect
Gaining loyalty
How to treat close associates
How to treat equals
How to treat subordinates
Treating adversity
How to recruit and promote talent
How to let your associates go
Having a new chief
Promotion to the next step of chief
How to survive away from the job
Saying Goodbye
Epilogue: Surviving and enjoying retirement
Leaders interviewed

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