On Leadership

On Leadership

by Allan Leighton

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781407008295
Publisher: Random House
Publication date: 12/05/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 359 KB

About the Author

Allan Leighton made his name at supermarket group ASDA, transforming it from a £500 million company to one sold to US giant Wal-Mart for £6.2 billion in 1999. In 2002 he was personally appointed by the Prime Minister to turn around the loss-making Royal Mail, and he has achieved that task in only four years, bringing about a revival in the Royal Mail's fortunes that few experts felt to be possible. He has sat on the board of many leading companies, including lastminute.com and BSkyB, and is widely regarded as one of the UK's top business leaders. He lives in West Yorkshire.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Introduction xi
Getting Started: The entrepreneurial touch 1
Keeping Going: The challenges of the day to day 27
Innovate or Die: Why standing still is never an option 43
Coping with Success, Dealing with Disaster: The art of keeping your eye on the ball 61
The Art of Communication: Why listening with is more important than talking at 89
Getting the Right Team: Why no one succeeds on their own 112
The Customer is King: Understanding the first rule of business 133
Talking to the Media: How to get your message across 151
Talking to the Moneymen: How to keep both sides happy 179
Business versus Politics: Never the twain shall meet? 204
Looking to the Future: How to create enduring success 224
The Anatomy of a Leader: Doing the right thing 255
Who's who 277
Index 297

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