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John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Effective Leadership and Management

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Successful management and leadership has never been a greater challenge. Time is stretched, your people are highly motivated but can be highly demanding and business is competitive. Whether you are a first-time manager or experienced leader, straightforward, practical advice on best practice can be hard to find.
John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Leadership and Management will help you find the answers and inspiration you need. The book provides accessible advice from one of ...

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Overview

Successful management and leadership has never been a greater challenge. Time is stretched, your people are highly motivated but can be highly demanding and business is competitive. Whether you are a first-time manager or experienced leader, straightforward, practical advice on best practice can be hard to find.
John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Leadership and Management will help you find the answers and inspiration you need. The book provides accessible advice from one of the world's best-known and most sought after authorities on leadership and management - advice you can put into practice immediately.

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Editorial Reviews

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"…if you want to buy a quick reference guide for improving a your own skills and performance then you could do a lot worse than this…" (Edge, October 2002)

"…This little book is fun. It is well structured, easy to access and free of the hyperbole of some popularist "how to" management texts…" (Professional Manager, November 2002)

“The clear language and gusty commonsense of this book make it a beacon amid today’s tide of gobbledegook.” (Southend Echo, Basildon Echo and Colchester Evening Gazette, 29th & 30th March 2005)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841121406
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/11/2002
  • Series: WH Smiths 100 Greatest Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 7.87 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

John Adair is internationally recognized as a leadership and mangement guru and has twice been named as one of 40 people who have contributed most to the development of management thought and practice. He is the author of more then 30 books and numerous articles on history, leadership and management development and over two million people world-wide have participated in the Action-Centered Leadership training approach he pioneered. He became the world's first Professor of Leadership Studies, at the University of Surrey, and is currently Visiting Professor at the University of Exeter.

John Adair has worked with directors and senior managers as a consultant to a wide range of international organizations, including Shell, Exxon Chemicals, Mercedes-Benz and Unilever. He is currently an international management consultant advising a range of organizations spanning business, government, and the voluntary, education and health sectors.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Part One: Getting your act Together.

Nine Greatest Ideas for Managing your Time.

Five Greatest Ideas for Organising your Office Work.

Part Two: Understanding Leadership.

Five Greatest Ideas for Understanding the Functions of Leadership.

Part Three: Performing as a Leader.

Three Greatest Ideas for Setting and Achieving your Objectives.

Twelve Greatest Ideas for Decision-Making.

Nine Greatest Ideas for Leadership Skills.

Five Greatest Ideas for Teambuilding.

Part Four: Thinking as a Leader

Thirteen Greatest Ideas for Creativity and Innovation.

Three Greatest Ideas for Leadership Qualities.

Part Five: Power Through the People.

Sixteen Greatest Ideas for Getting the Best from your Team.

Part Six: Getting the Message Across.

Twenty Greatest Ideas for Effective Communication.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2004

    Insightful!

    John Adair offers a very good little handbook of leadership and management counsel, with some additional advice on setting personal and life goals. He provides little original material and freely gives credit to others for the ideas he borrows. He is clear and straightforward in his presentation, wasting no words. It would be beneficial to keep this book in a desk drawer or on a convenient bookshelf and look into it every day or two, reading a single page or even a single paragraph. We recommend thinking of it as a useful reminder of things you probably already know, but may forget to practice. As Adair advises, one way to manage your time is to use book abstracts whenever possible. We could hardly argue with that.

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