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Strategic Leadership: How to Think and Plan Strategically and Provide Direction
     

Strategic Leadership: How to Think and Plan Strategically and Provide Direction

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by John Adair
 

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A strategic leader is essentially the leader of any organization and someone who has to steer the company in times of change, whilst motivating and inspiring their team. Strategic Leadership from the renowned leadership expert John Adair encourages leaders to focus on tomorrow rather than yesterday. It explores the nature and origin of strategic leadership,

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A strategic leader is essentially the leader of any organization and someone who has to steer the company in times of change, whilst motivating and inspiring their team. Strategic Leadership from the renowned leadership expert John Adair encourages leaders to focus on tomorrow rather than yesterday. It explores the nature and origin of strategic leadership, transferable skills and the art of inspiring others. It then describes the role itself and broad functions of that role such as building and maintaining a team, achieving a common task and motivating and developing the individual. It moves on to assess the skills you need to be effective, and the seven generic functions that make up the role of strategic leader which include providing direction, strategic thinking and planning, building partnerships and developing tomorrow's leaders. Full of checklists, summaries and historical examples, Strategic Leadership will encourage you to ask the right questions whilst defining the role and skills of a strategic leader.

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“...Adair presents invaluable information, sharp insights, wonderful quotes and fascinating anecdotes about the history and techniques of strategic leadership in this exceptionally literate treatise.  Adair uses clear, simple sentences to get his points across, creating a blueprint to help anyone become an effective strategic leader… …Adair’s elegant merging of form and function makes this a necessary and accessible textbook.  getAbstract recommends this solid read to leaders interested in personal development, strategy and ancient history, and to those who simply love great quotes and aphorisms on leadership.” -- getAbstract.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749462048
Publisher:
Kogan Page, Ltd.
Publication date:
10/03/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
609,181
File size:
581 KB

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“...Adair presents invaluable information, sharp insights, wonderful quotes and fascinating anecdotes about the history and techniques of strategic leadership in this exceptionally literate treatise.  Adair uses clear, simple sentences to get his points across, creating a blueprint to help anyone become an effective strategic leader… …Adair’s elegant merging of form and function makes this a necessary and accessible textbook.  getAbstract recommends this solid read to leaders interested in personal development, strategy and ancient history, and to those who simply love great quotes and aphorisms on leadership.” — getAbstract.com

Meet the Author

John Adair is the world's leading authority on leadership and leadership development. Over a million managers worldwide have taken part in the Action-Centred Leadership programmes he pioneered. He is the author of over 50 books, many of which are published by Kogan Page, including the leadership classics, Not Bosses But Leaders and How to Grow Leaders.
John Adair is acknowledged internationally as an authority on leadership. The world's first Professor of Leadership Studies, he advises many organizations in business, government, education, health and the voluntary sector. An effective speaker with a valuable message, he is one of the very few figures in recent years to have transformed the debate as to what effective leadership is all about. John has recently been made United Nations Chair of Strategic Leadership. Based in Turin, he has launched a strategic leadership programme in association with the UN. He has also received the Lifetime Achievement in Leadership Award and China has made him its first Honorary Professor of Leadership. The author of over 50 books, now in 25 languages, on leadership and management development, he continues to write and teach throughout the world, inspiring new audiences with his timeless and timely vision of leadership. Watch the Leadership film

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Strategic Leadership: How to Think and Plan Strategically and Provide Direction 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
SherylAnn62 More than 1 year ago
Although most Leadership books say the same things, just in different ways, this book has examples and highlights the important things for a leader or aspiring leader to remember. It's one you can reference back to when needed.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
John Adair is a pivotal expert on "strategic leadership" - a term he says he introduced in the 1970s - and he has written some 50 books on the topic. Employing ancient Greek history as his touchstone, Adair presents invaluable information, sharp insights, wonderful quotes and fascinating anecdotes about the history and techniques of strategic leadership in this exceptionally literate treatise. Adair uses clear, simple sentences to get his points across, creating a blueprint to help anyone become an effective strategic leader. Unlike many authors, his efficient, authoritarian - but never hectoring - style conveys every point he makes about leadership. Just as he suggests, a good leader never draws attention to his or her leadership methods. Adair's elegant merging of form and function makes this a necessary and accessible textbook. getAbstract recommends this solid read to leaders interested in personal development, strategy and ancient history, and to those who simply love great quotes and aphorisms on leadership.